Well-being at work

Well-being at work

Art: Kevin Corrales
By Life@TheU

Art: Kevin Corrales

Well-being at work

By Life@TheU
What does well-being at work mean to you? Experts from Carisk Behavioral Health share tips to help you check-in on yourself and practice being well.

No matter your role at the University of Miami, it can be easy to get caught-up in the business of work and home life. As we continue to share resources surrounding mental health as part of this month’s Mental Health Awareness series, we ask - what does well-being mean to you?

Experts from Carisk Behavioral Health suggest starting with a series of questions to gauge your overall well-being.  

  • Are you able to put the bad days into perspective and live with a sense of purpose?
  • Do you feel content and energized?
  • Are you able to stay connected to the things that are important to you?
  • Do you feel you have balance in life?

These questions prompt your consideration for overall mind, body, and spirit alignment which many experts consider to be the foundation of well-being. If you weren’t able to answer “yes” to the questions above, the good news is that well-being can be enhanced and achieved through awareness and practice.

Your path to well-being will be unique to you and it is recommended that you take small steps as your arise from on personal awareness of where you are and where you want to be. Professionals from Carisk Behavioral Health recommend:

  •         Listen to your body and mind.
  •         Take small steps.
  •         Create a positive environment where you can succeed.
  •         Include support from others.
  •         Be compassionate to yourself as you go and start again whenever you need to.
  •         Remember that wellbeing is our natural inclination.
  •         Savor successes.


Explore Carisk Behavioral Health Benefits for faculty, staff, and their dependents who participate in the UM/Atena health plan and learn more about well-being support and benefits provided by UM’s Faculty and Staff Assistance Program.