Logan Lambert is a Communications Coordinator in the Newark office and excels in “social wellness.” Social wellness involves creating positive relationships with others and actively seeking out the good in people and situations. Logan is the type of person who always has something positive to say, a smile, and an offer to help. What often strikes people about Logan, is that no matter how busy he is, he offers to help others.
Colleagues say Logan’s positive outlook, patience and balance at work are key factors in creating a healthy office environment. They also say he’s just an all-around great guy to work with! During stressful days, Logan is a colleague who lifts people up and keeps a positive outlook. That type of attitude helps influence colleagues to also see the positive in any given situation. Spreading positivity is a wonderful gift to bring to your worksite – thank you Logan!
WELL@UHA sat down with Logan for his top tips on workplace wellness
1) What strategies do you use to maintain a positive outlook?
I make a choice every morning to be happy, and continue to remind myself throughout the day that the choice in attitude can only be defined by me. There does not need to be a philosophical debate as to why you should feel a particular way, that is why I make a conscious choice to be happy. My positive mindset allows me to step out of my apartment each morning with a fiery passion that I’m going conquer the day by being the best I can be.
2) Building a culture of wellness comes from small actions done consistently. What “small action” would you recommend to colleagues interested in promoting a positive work environment?
I use three ‘small actions’ as a mantra for work relationships.
1. Network – You cannot be everywhere at once. When bandwidth is limited or you are stretched thin, use your colleagues as teammates to work towards the most important goal, exceeding the patient’s experience.
2. Listen – Sometimes a person’s intent is hidden beneath their tone or body language. Some active listening tools are to repeat what a person is saying and look them in the eyes. This shows that you understand what is important to them. It helps you get additional useful information and builds trust with the patient or colleague.
3. Difficult conversations – Sometimes there are difficult conversations that you probably don’t want to have, but these conversations are important. Sure, there will be some uneasiness, but it will likely be a small part of the conversation. At the end of the day, have confidence that you will work collaboratively as a team to solve whatever issue is at hand.
3) How do you support your wellness when not at work?
I seek out three things to help me be well outside of work.
1. Family -I make the time to stay close with my family. They have the most impact on the way I approach my own wellness, and are the biggest proponents of spreading happiness throughout the beautiful World we all live in.
2. Adventure- From activities such as camping, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking you will always find my close group of friends breaking barriers with extreme adventures. Also, don’t be afraid to travel to the places you never thought you would want to go. If an opportunity arises to take you to unfamiliar places, take it.
3. Volunteer – There are many ways to get more involved with your community. Join an already existing volunteer organization, create your own volunteer program, or just find a way to make a difference.