Wellbeing and Performance Vitality report

Light Version


Name - Sonia Kudatov

Date - february 2018

 
 
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About Wellbeing

Our wellbeing most often refers to the qualities and conditions that help us to feel well, to function well, and to perform at our highest levels so our life goes well. Wellbeing has many components and at a high level includes how satisfied, positive, and engaged we are in our life, and how effectively we are living in different domains including our personal, occupational, and social life. People with higher levels of wellbeing tend to have mental, emotional, and/or physical fitness. They have the ability to draw on their skills and resources to take on the demands of their life working through and adapting to internal and external challenges, and better capitalising on opportunities that enable them to make progress.

 
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About your report

The Wellbeing and Performance Vitality report has been designed to explore factors key to personal, occupational, and social wellbeing, and work performance. Use this self-assessment report to build a better understanding of where you are at right now – what is currently going well, and what you would like to put some effort into improving over the short to medium term. The Exploration Phase has taken a look into your sense of wellbeing and performance across a number of factors, qualities and conditions that scientific research and theory have identified are important for living well. The online questionnaire explored your perceptions and perspectives on how life and work are going right now – both what is going well, and where you may be having some challenges or a blind spot. Your results are revealed across 8 categories in your report. Please be aware that your personal wellbeing score is NOT a formal diagnosis or indication of the presence or absence of any mental, emotional, physical or social health issue or other problems. In the first instance, you should seek the appropriate medical or specialist advice for issues or problems you think you may be having or, if you simply feel you need to speak to someone about what is going on for you that you are concerned about. We urge you to be cautious if you compare your wellbeing to others because science has revealed that we all have slightly different thresholds or ‘set points’ in different areas - in part these are determined by our genetics and personality, but also vary based on how we have developed over time. That being noted, we are able to grow – developing and changing as a result of putting attention and effort into learning and adapting lifestyle routines, no matter what our current profile and tendencies may be. This means it is far more useful for you to see how your wellbeing factors change over time than it is to concern yourself with scores of other people.

 
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How you might feel

If you feel a bit apprehensive when you read your report, it’s quite normal but not necessarily helpful. Your report is a reflection of what has been happening in the recent or distant past. You can’t change the past so don’t become preoccupied with what’s behind you. Learn from it, be kind to yourself now, and think about what’s ahead. Your wellbeing is something that evolves over time and small positive steps today and into the future are the key to making progress and exploring new levels of your potential. There are a number of options if you feel like you need to talk to someone for support.

  • Contact your health professional
  • Contact your EAP
  • Reach out to a family member or friend that you trust
  • If you have general enquiries about this report you can email hello@bennybutton.com

 

About Your Results

Your responses to the questionnaire create a rich picture of how you are living and working right now. To make it really practical for you to understand and take action on your report, your responses for each of the wellbeing and performance areas have been analysed and converted into one of these three ratings:

DRIVER

Indicates that your current scores were high and consistent enough to suggest that this factor provides a powerful source of vitality in your life and work. The factor contributes significantly to your wellbeing and high level of functioning that help you perform at your best.

DIVIDER

Indicates that your current scores were at a moderate level and/or there moderately consistent; both of which suggest room for improvement. The factor is a contributor to your wellbeing and performance, but with more learning, development and/or consistency, the factor can become a driver of your vitality in life and work into the future.

DRAINER

Indicates that your current scores were at a lower level and would benefit greatly from improvement. This rating highlights lifestyle routines and/or work life experiences that are likely to draining or causing strain on your welbeing and performance vitality. Note that through learning and consistent practice you can improve, and the area is likely develop into a divider or even a driver over time, which will help you manage the demands of work and life and generate greater wellbeing and performance vitality.

 

Your Wellbeing and Performance Vitality profile

 
 
 

Your wellbeing factors

Your Connect rating is -

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The quality of our relationships, connectedness, and belief that people care about us and support us are huge contributors when it comes to our wellbeing and performance vitality. The connect factor captures perceptions of how connected one feels in their relationships with others. The quality of their relationships and whether they feel cared about and loved; as well as level of confidence they have, that there are others they can count on for support when they are in need. Extensive research conducted around the world reveals the important role that supportive, caring, and mutually beneficial relationships play in contributing to good mental and physical health and wellbeing across the lifespan. At the other end of the spectrum, the evidence reveals that feeling disconnected and isolated are huge risk factors for illness, mental and physical decline and premature mortality.

Supportive interpersonal relationships act as a ‘buffer’ for our wellbeing by providing an outlet for open and honest communication, sharing ideas, expressing feelings and concerns, solving challenges and generating positive experiences. We encourage everyone – regardless of scores - to invest in valued, healthy and positive relationships, both in the home and the workplace. 

 

Your Work Well rating is -

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The Work Well factor refers to the contemporary, science-based elements that make life at work go well. Work-related wellbeing integrates positive feelings and functioning at work and includes how positive, engaged, and valued a person feels at work, their sense of meaning and progress, and how they use their strengths and feel supported to contribute at their best. People high in work-related wellbeing are typically mentally, emotionally and socially fit for feeling and functioning at their best at work, being adaptive and resourceful when taking on job and work tasks, opportunities, and challenges. 

 

Your Be Mindful rating is -

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Being mindful is about awareness, attention and agility in the present moment whether in life or at work.  Being mindful involves a mindset or set of attitudes including being open-minded, curious and kind to ourselves and emotionally intelligent in our lives and relationships. When we are mindful we are more consciously aware and deliberately attentive to our current psychological (thoughts and emotions), physical (body, behaviour, action), and social (relationships and emotional intelligence) experiences. Much like training the body to become physically fit for our wellbeing and high-performance functioning, scientific research is revealing how beneficial it is to train our mind and body to be more mindful. In fact, mindfulness training develops a number of qualities that contribute to our health, wellbeing, performance and relationships. 

 

Your Grow rating is -

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Ongoing learning and growth throughout life is an under emphasised element of wellbeing that underpins a person's sense of competence and capacity for reaching higher levels of performance potential. A growth mindset and learning orientation reflect the belief that one has the capacity to change and make progress as a result of attention and effort applied towards learning, change, and development. Research has shown that lifelong learning and a growth mindset enable people to open up to opportunities, take on challenges and navigate stress in ways that contribute to greater levels of wellbeing and performance. If people neglect to invest in learning and/or hold a mindset that they aren’t able to improve themselves in relevant areas of their work and life, wellbeing and performance are negatively affected. The Grow factor explores how aligned a person is to their values and strengths, and their approach to handling areas of development they encounter. 

 

Your Rest rating is -

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It is recommended that people sleep between 7-8 hours per night for optimal health benefits. However, it is normal for some people to require slightly less than this. Are people feeling refreshed each morning and do they have enough energy to get through the day? What is driving the result of this? For example, stress at work or at home, night time distractions such as television, noise, excessive light and food, or because you are taking medications or some other drug, like caffeine or alcohol. It is also incredibly important that people make time to relax. Activities can be relaxing, and time spent in stillness can be relaxing. The most important piece is choosing to relax, and addressing any factors that get in your way of obtaining good quality rest.

 

Your Eat Well rating is -

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Scientists and experts generally agree that a nutritious diet, adequate hydration and good digestive functioning play a huge role in physical and psychological wellbeing and contribute significantly to how people perform. On the flipside and independent of body weight, poor diet and nutrition play a considerable role in draining wellbeing and reducing performance as well as chronic disease and debilitating illnesses at the more extreme levels. We also acknowledge that other lifestyle, behavioural and genetic factors can impact some people. To cut through the complexity, our approach to healthy eating is grounded in the latest science and is as practical and relevant to most people as possible. We call it a ‘Mediterranean Mixer’. The Mediterranean diet contains virtually no processed food. It includes fresh seasonal plant-based produce, seafood, olive oil, plenty of nuts, seeds and legumes; and where desired, small amounts of grass fed meat and dairy. Benny Button also believes that there is more than one way to eat healthy. We therefore don’t broadcast ‘The Only Way” or try to convince anyone who has their own formula figured out. We are confident that almost any diet can be a nutritiously valuable contributor to wellbeing if a simple focus on including a significant proportion of diverse plant foods. 

 

Your Master Stress rating is -

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Basically put, stress occurs when the challenge we are under isn’t being handled well enough by the resources we have for addressing the challenge at the time. Stress is commonly known as a state of mental, emotional or physical strain or tension experienced as a result of difficult circumstances. It is interesting to note that these descriptions don’t suggest that stress is inherently bad or good, or that it necessarily affects a person in a negative or positive way. It is true that stress and stressful events typically trigger chemical responses in our brains and bodies - which include surges of adrenaline and cortisol, for example. It is also true that when stress is prolonged it can be harmful to people and contribute to declining health, wellbeing, and performance. However, research has also determined that stress can be very beneficial if we have a healthy mindset and skilful response system for working with what challenges us. We can master how we approach and work through times of stress, and benefit from what we can learn from challenging experiences. For example, in addition to serving a survival function, stress in small to moderate amounts can be a useful motivator of effortful action towards goals. Plus, if we can develop a mindset that acknowledges that some stressors or challenging experiences can enhance our learning and growth, once understood, developed, and mastered; then stress can enhance individual performance.

 

Your Move rating is -

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People who meet the World Health Organisation (WHO) requirements for physical activity and exercise benefit from greater wellbeing and physical fitness. Being more active and building and maintaining physical strength and mobility are more important than ever given most modern people lead far more sedentary lifestyles inside and outside of work than previously seen in history. Those who do not meet the minimum requirements place themselves at a significantly higher risk for illness, disease, disability and death. Most notably, low levels of physical activity are commonly associated with greater risk for cardiovascular disease, colon and breast cancers, Type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis. Being physically active improves mental and musculoskeletal health and reduces other risk factors such as overweight and obesity, high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol (AIHW).

As a minimum, WHO advises adults to undertake at least 30 minutes of moderate activity on at least five days of the week. This totals a minimum of 150 minutes. That being noted, when an individual is in need of improving their health and realising benefits for their wellbeing, the WHO recommends doubling the quota to 300 minutes of moderate activity per week. Where that sounds like an impractical amount of exercise, we can find forms including more vigorous activity and undertake interval training at higher levels of intensity. E.g. If vigorous activity is undertaken, the quota for maintaining health and wellbeing is halved to 75 minutes, or doubled to 150 minutes if the aim is to improve health and wellbeing. What is more, vigorous forms of activity also provide additional cardiovascular health and cancer prevention benefits if carried out for a minimum of 30 minutes, 3–4 times a week.

 

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Return on your vitality

 

Whilst we’d love you to keep making progress on your Vitality Drivers there are opportunities to discover new peaks in your potential. Look at your profile and focus your attention on the factors that will give you the biggest return on your vitality.

 
 
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Tip #1 Which factor are you most interested in improving as a result of what you have learned from your profile?

Tip #2 Which factor gives you the most to gain based on your profile results?

Tip #3 Which Driver gives you the best opportunity to extend your vitality through a strength-focused approach to learning and practice?

It’s important that you don’t try to make too many changes all at once, as this can be overwhelming and difficult to sustain for the long haul. Instead, a focused step-by-step approach to learning, behaviour change, and establishing new routines is highly recommended.

If something you read or watch on FMTV resonates with you, explore it some more and focus on how you can set a goal for this focus area. Identify habits that will help you achieve this goal. Start practicing these new habits to make progress and implement sustainable change into your work and life over time.

 

Note: This profile report is the ‘light’ version. For more comprehensive and personalised vitality profiling for you, your team, or organisation, get in touch info@bennybutton.com

Disclaimer : The Wellbeing and Work Performance Vitality Report and associated results should not be used to replace the advice of a qualified professional. If you are experiencing significant difficulties you should contact your doctor or a qualified mental health professional. Benny Button disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of any of the material in this report.