Five Ways to Prioritize Your Wellness in the Workplace

By: Katie Ellis, Marketing Director at RJE Business Interiors

After securing a job, it can be easy to settle into a new role and focus solely on getting the job done. With that though, it’s important to remember to continue to take care of yourself — especially if you work in a desk-based job where you’ll be sedentary for most of the day. Studies show that integrating wellness activities into your daily routine will make you a more productive employee — so get up, get going and stay well! Here are five ways to incorporate better wellness into your work routine.

1. Plan ahead for your weekly lunches.
It can be very easy to be lured into going out for lunch with your coworkers several times a week, but it’s not a budget-friendly or wellness-friendly option! Meal prep on Sunday to ensure you have five healthy lunch options to get you through the week.

2. Take meetings on the go.
Any kind of movement is beneficial if you’re sitting behind a computer or at a desk all day. Consider asking a colleague to go for a walk around the neighborhood for your next meeting, rather than sit around a conference table. The extra steps will energize you for the rest of the day!

3. Get out of your seat.
If you have access to a sit-to-stand or height adjustable desk, make the most of it! Standing improves your posture, core strength and is known to increase both energy and productivity.

4. Organize wellness activities.
Every cause needs a champion, so if there isn’t a wellness program at your office, don’t be afraid to approach leadership to implement one! Onsite yoga classes, health assessments and nutrition programs can go far in creating a more wellness-focused workplace.

5. Start a steps challenge.
Do you work with a competitive bunch? Nothing can spur someone to action like a good challenge. Consider implementing an incentive-based steps challenge at your organization to get more people moving across the office. Even if you don’t have an official program, you can challenge a couple of coworkers and get the same results.

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Three Ways You Can Support Indy DFS in May

While Indy is prepping for the race, we are racing to help women reach economic independence. And as with any other race, we can’t do this without you, our team of supporters.  We are excited to share three ways that you can help us out this month.  Take a look and jump on board.

Benefit Cosmetics

For the fifth consecutive year, Dress for Success is partnering with Benefit Cosmetics for the month of May. During the month of May, every dollar from brow waxes at Benefit boutiques, Ulta, Macy’s and Belk BrowBars will go towards empowering girls and women through education & mentorship.


From May 20th through May 27th, you can donate a gently used item at a J.Jill store near you. You will receive 30% off a regular-priced item for your generosity and your donations will come to Dress for Success Indianapolis.

Hamlet in Indy

Dress for Success is a partner organization for Indy Bard Fest 2019. Help us reach $100 to claim a night at Bard Fest’s production of Hamlet! A portion of ticket proceeds from that night will go directly to Dress for Success Indianapolis.. Donate now at today.

It’s World Book Day!

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I am a nerd. I love tech and I love books. Not the digital or audio kind (I am not against them), but there is something about physically turning the pages of a book that is so satisfying.  In honor of World Book Day and Financial Literacy Month, I want to share some of my favorite books for self-help and personal finance.

You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

If you are in a season of uncertainty or insecurity about your abilities, strengths or what you bring to the table, please read this book.  For me, it was a resource that solidified what I knew about myself and provided some extra confidence in moving forward with my goals.

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat. Pray. Love

I adore this book! I am a creative person with some big ideas and with that comes funny looks and lack of understanding from most folks. This book explores creative living and the notion that big ideas and inspiration do not come to us by chance but that they are meant for us to act on and not be filed away out of fear.

The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke by Suze Orman

Practical advice for younger folks that are strapped for cash, may be new to adulting, or that have been going about it wrong, financially. Suze covers how to talk about money with potential partners, retirement planning, and when and how to use credit cards. This book is old, but it was helpful for me and may still be a good intro for young professionals. I do know that Suze’s advice is often considered controversial so keep that in mind and don’t take this as a financial bible.

Girl Get Your Credit Straight by Glinda Bridgforth

I was the college freshman that signed her soul away for a free t-shirt and a “free” spring break drawing.  Mistakes happen, right? This book will help you not only understand credit, but if you’ve made some credit mistakes, it will walk you through the repairs. It’s an easy and quick read full of tips and exercises that you can use right away to repair your credit.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

I admit that I am late to the Dave Ramsey party, but his practical steps to budgeting and savings have made me overhaul my household budget and financial strategy. Following the seven steps does not feel as daunting as tips or plans from other financial coaches. It is worth the read if you are ready to change your spending habits or get out of debt. I also love that Dave Ramsey also has a podcast and blog that answers questions from individuals just like me.

I hope you check out some of all of the books. I would love to know what you think of them. I am always looking for new books to read so please leave your recommendations on our social media accounts. #bookwormsunite




These books can be found on Amazon, a used bookstore, or library.  If you purchase from Amazon, please use this link,, to support IndyDFS with your purchase.


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