5 Actionable Steps to Boost Employee Well-Being (And Chase Away the ‘Sian-ness’)

Ever left work on Friday feeling restless because the important project you wanted to complete got buried under a pile of urgent tasks from your colleagues?

If you know what it’s like to be stressed, you’re not alone! In our fast-paced Singapore, looming deadlines can make us and our office atmospheres feel tense, especially when we’re busier.

Stress is inevitable, but we can learn to manage it better and increase our well-being. Apart from long-term workplace policies, how can you start encouraging a culture of well-being at your workplace? 🍎💚

Let’s take small steps together with these 5 practical and immediately actionable tips. 

#1 Revitalise your office with flowers and plants.

Bring nature indoors with lush greenery and vibrant blooms. Studies show that intentionally incorporating flowers and plants into your office:

Imagine: staring at dreary white walls, colourless computer screens, and your colleagues a little hunched over at their desks on a slowwww-moving Monday. 🐌

Now think about it again, picture:🌱 FRESH, calming greenery all around 🌿, and a bright vase of cheery sunflowers at your desk 🌻.  Feeling more energised already? ⚡😉

Reap the benefits of affordable fresh table floral arrangements or flower bouquets to chase away the stress and cheer your employees up.

Take a deep breath in with our fresh table floral arrangements and floral hand bouquets here.

✅ What you need: A simple vase of fresh flowers every month.

#2 Set up a simple employee recognition wall.

We all know that employee recognition matters, but do we know how much it really matters?

Studies show that:

  • 4 in 10 employees are likely to hunt for other jobs when they don’t feel recognized for the hard work they put in. (That’s high employee turnover! 😨) 
  • On the flip side, when employees receive regular and consistent recognition, 80% of them report feeling happier, and are 2.7x more likely to be engaged in their work.

And while personal positive feedback from leaders remains the most memorable type of recognition (or even career highlight) for employees, meaningful peer to peer recognition is also deeply appreciated. 💝

So, if you’re a boss, start building the habit of looking out for ways that your employees have been contributing to the team. And as peers, it’s always great to hear the colleagues you work closest to give genuine compliments when you’ve achieved something new.

Recognition is about letting your employees or colleagues know that you value their contributions and achievements, and the more specific, the better! ✍

So, grab your employees a few post-it stacks, allocate a pinboard 📌, or an empty, white wall in office, and encourage everyone to put up post-it notes that sincerely highlight their colleague’s or employee’s achievements. 

✅ What you need: Post-its, a wall/pin board, pens/markers.

#3 Arrange fun and easy events.

Having fun at work positively impacts your employees’ mental well-being. Fun experiences help to relieve stress that contributes to burnout (which can be even more costly to businesses over time. Think: quiet quitting.)

We often think of having fun at work in a negative light, but here’s a surprise: employees who have fun at work are more committed and engaged, because an enjoyable office atmosphere stimulates creativity in their work.

So even if events can take a while to plan at first, why not start with something simple, like ‘Bring Your Pet to Work Day’ 🦜, simple ice cream treats 🍧 or fun games employees can play and compete in throughout the week at their own time.

✅ What you need: Reliable food vendors, or wallet-friendly items online.

#4 Express your appreciation with simple gifts.

Recognition is about what people do; appreciation is about who they are’.
Harvard Business Review, on employee appreciation.

The effort, dedication to excellence, and earnest attitudes of your employees are just a few things to appreciate about your employees.

An affordable gift of $50-100, accompanied with a personal thanksgiving note can boost employee engagement for at least 3 months. 📈

Think about your employees at work who have a brilliant eye for detail 👀, or the ones who always seem to brighten up the workplace with their positivity and cheer. 😊

Showing them your appreciation not only through words of affirmation, but also affordable gifts during appropriate occasions can go a long way. 🎁 Why not forge better working relationships with them by celebrating their personal milestones too?

Birthdays, newborns, weddings, and long-service awards – pick a few key milestones that mean a lot to them and show them your care and appreciation for them holistically.

✅ What you need: Affordable gifts suitable for different occasions.

#5 Provide healthier snacks in office.

Food coma, sugar crash – you know what we’re talking about. That post-lunch slump in work productivity and energy is… ughh. 😪😣

Eating fruits instead of sweet snacks can increase our energy levels and productivity. Foods with natural sugars (vs. processed sugars) slow down how fast our bodies absorb and digest the sugar. 🍎 So, eating foods such as fruits can help to prevent the sugar crash that comes from rapid blood sugar spikes and drops.

Get some fresh fruits for your employees and support them in living healthier lifestyles.

✅ What you need: Fresh fruit baskets to perk your employees up.

The Gift of Well-Being with Humming

If you’re looking forward to trying out some of these ideas, we’re all ready to get you started!

With a diverse selection of floral arrangement and blooms, an array of appreciation gifts for all budgets, or even fruit and snack baskets perfect for sharing at the office, we’ve got all you need for happy employees. Shop with us, or come aboard the Humming family with a few simple steps:

  1. Create a corporate account with Humming and get 10% off when you make your first purchase. 💐
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With that, we hope your employees will be healthier, happier, and be empowered to thrive at the workplace.

See you next time!


Dinner Date For Two: 5 MUST-TRY Dining Experiences to Surprise Your Partner This Valentine’s Day

Valentine or Valen-DINE? 😉 Next Wednesday is Valentine’s Day! You’ve probably hear people say “every day is Valentine’s Day”, BUT we probably won’t be able to celebrate it over the previous weekend because of all the bustling Chinese New Year celebrations. (Huat ah! 🧨🧧)

Here’s some good news! We’re here to save your Valentine’s Day date with 5 MUST-TRY dining experiences, and of course, complete with our Humming’s flowers and gifts to make your partner’s day. 😉😂💐

Even if you’re not into celebrating Valentine’s Day, this is still a great chance for you to take advantage of all these exclusive menus and have a sumptuous meal with the people you love. Enjoy!

#1 Cosy and Intimate Picks

Romantic view of skyline featuring a couple on Valentines' Day

Kick start your Valentine’s Day planning with cosy recommendations below. 💖

The Summerhouse Garden Domes

Enjoy a private romantic dining experience under the stars at The Summerhouse Garden Domes.

Beautifully shaped like glass igloos and well-furnished with air-conditioning, these garden domes will set the mood for a romantic dinner date for two this Valentine’s Day. 🌿

Address: 3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387
Price: $380 – $499 ++ per couple

Cable Car Sky Dining at Faber Park

Fancy a panoramic view of Singapore’s glowing skyline as you both indulge in an exclusive 4-course dinner of warm tomato soup, fragrant Confit Atlantic Salmon Tatare, succulent Boston Lobster, and citrussy Hokkaido Scallop Ceviche?

Then celebrate Valentine’s Day In The Sky this year as you admire Singapore’s stunning night scenery with Cable Car Sky Dining.

Address: Mount Faber Lodge, Level 2 Faber Peak Singapore, 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
Price: $256++ per couple

Lantern Rooftop Bar

On 13th and 14th February, have a little Romance Under the Stars with Lantern Rooftop Bar’s special 2-course set dinner. 🏮

Their limited-edition Valentine’s Day menu features a sumptuous seafood platter and main meat platter for two, complete with 2 complimentary glasses of dessert wine.

And if you and your partner are vegetarian, fret not! Lantern also offers an exquisite 2-course vegetarian dinner. Eat to your heart’s delight as you celebrate precious moments with each other this Valentine’s Day.

Address: The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
Price: $138 per person

If you’re feeling inspired by our cosy ideas, complete your intimate dinner date with our Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts. Give your partner a heartfelt surprise at the start of your lovely dinner date. 🌹🎁

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#2 Authentic Chinese Cuisine

Authentic Chinese cuisine to celebrate Valentines' Day

Moving on, if you’re craving for some authentic dim sum or Peking duck, here are some recommendations for the best Chinese cuisine for you to fine-dine this Valentine’s Day.

Jiang-Nan Chun

Transport yourself straight to Jiang Nan at this classic Michelin star restaurant, beautifully furnished with rustic and intricate wooden interiors, made complete with warm, mellow lights to set the mood for your classy and charming dinner date together.

With signature dishes such as Jiang-Nan Chun’s specialty wood-roasted Peking duck, honey-glazed pork collar, and steamed lobster and scallop dumplings, this Valentine’s Day date will surely be one to remember. 💝

Address: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646

Lao Beijing

If you’re looking to spice up your relationship this Valentine’s Day, then start with Lao Beijing’s Chongqing Firecracker Chicken or popular Grilled Mala Lamb Leg. 🌶 Aside from these zesty options, enjoy a classic Popiah wrap and The Mermaid fish dish with rich and nourishing collagen soup.

And if you’re looking for a little modern twist, why not give their Wagyu Beef Truffle Hor Fun a try?

Address: Square 2, 10 Sinaran Dr, #02-80, Singapore 307506

Sum Dim Sum

Speaking of modern twist, you won’t find any other dim sum store who has such aesthetic and authentic dishes like Sum Dim Sum.

With one of their three outlets nestled cosily near Bedok Reservoir, Sum Dim Sum invites you to soak in the bright and cheery ambience together under warm, glowing lights.

Feast on fluffy, golden custard baos, crispy prawn rice rolls and pan-fried carrot cake, Moonlight hor fun and fresh prawn Tiffany Blue XL hargow (prawn dumplings) that will have you both drooling for more. 🤤


  1. Bedok: 900 Bedok North Road, HometeamNS Bedok #02-02, Singapore 479994
  2. Punggol: 50 Punggol East, Singapore 828826
  3. Jalan Besar: Jln Besar, 161, Singapore 208876

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Just For Her – Boss Femme Eau de Parfum (30ml)

A practical and sweet pink flower bouquet and perfume gift for the sweetest person you’re bringing out this Valentine’s Day.

#3 Romantic Home-Cooked Dinner

Couple celebrating Valentines' Day with flowers and food

But wait, what if you just want a comfortable and cosy time at home after a long day of work? Then consider preparing a romantic candle-lit dinner together at home.

Purchase some premium candles, pull a beautiful tablecloth over your dining table and get a few Valentine’s Day flowers to set the mood for a lovely dinner for two. 🌹🍽

If cooking is too much of a hassle, order both of your favourite dishes online. And hey, if your partner is one for cuddly soft toys, get her the surprise she will never forget with our A Million Hugs Gift, featuring our giant cream-coloured teddy bear and a bouquet of pink roses to express your admiration and love. 🧸💕

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#4 Adventurous Dining Experiences

Couple celebrating Valentines' Day with Valentines' Day flowers and a picnic

Where do you go when you want to have some fun? ✨🎉 This Valentine’s Day, go on an adventure with your partner whilst enjoying the sights, sounds (and food!) at these recommendations.

Ocean Restaurant

Elegant, novel, and most importantly, romantic. These are some words customers of the Ocean Restaurant at Sentosa Gateway have used to describe their once-in-a-lifetime dining experience.

Step into this mesmerising aquatic world on Valentine’s Day. Dine alongside majestic manta rays, inquisitive reef sharks and a vibrant array of tropical fish and you soak in the sight of their underwater beauty. 🐠🦈🐬

Address: B1-455 & 456 B1M, Equarius Hotel, Sentosa Gateway, 8, Singapore 098269

Sunset Dinner Cruise

All aboard Royal Albatross’ Sunset Dinner Cruise for a breathtaking view of the horizon. Imagine the pink-orange hues of sunset as it blends into the night sky for a fine dining experience under the moonlight for two.

Served with a hearty buffet dinner and free-flow wine, your Valentine’s Day date night plan is sure to be smooth-sailing and memorable.

And if you pass by the Wings Of Time exhibition enroute, you might just be able to catch vibrant fireworks during your meal.🎇

Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

6-course Omakase Meal @ Absurdities

Wild Card! Because we just had to leave one of the most fun options this Valentine’s Day for the last. If you and your partner love a little adventure together, then join Absurdities for their 6-course Omakase meal as you explore 6 different worlds 🗺 and international culinary dishes that will have you filled by the end of this immersive dining experience. 

Address: Asylum Coffeehouse, 311 Jln Besar, Singapore 208970

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#5 Don’t Forget Dessert!

Sweet traditional Chinese desserts for Valentines' Day

We all know the truth: Everyone has a separate stomach for dessert. 😂This Valentine’s Day, pay a visit to these sweet stores post-dinner!

2am Dessert Bar

Looking for a fine dining dessert experience? 🍰 Head down to 2am Dessert Bar, which opens at 6PM and closes at- you guessed it, 2AM. 😉 Indulge in beautifully-plated desserts paired with unique cocktails that will blow your mind.

Address: 21A Lor Liput, Singapore 277733

杨小贤 (Mango Ice)

If you love generous amounts of juicy mangoes topped on fluffy sweet milk ice shavings, then you must visit this famous Taiwanese milk ice brand at Orchard Gateway. 🥭 With their creamy melt-in-their-mouth desserts, you are sure to enjoy a sweet date together this Valentine’s Day.

Address: Orchardgateway, Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, B1-12 Orchard, Singapore 238858

Yat Ka Yan Dessert

With a glowing review of 4.7 stars on Google, Yat Ka Yan offers our beloved traditional desserts with a unique modern twist. Just think: Durian Chendol, Orh Nee Brulee, and dine-in exclusive Creamy Chee Cheong Fun… We’re drooling already… 🤩

Address: 190 Middle Rd, #02-08 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979

And if you still haven’t gotten a gift yet, why not surprise your partner with a sweet Valentine’s Day treat to bring home?

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Valen-Dining This Valentine’s Day

So will you be dining under the stars, feasting on authentic Chinese dishes, or going out on a little adventure this Valentine’s Day? 😊🍽

Whichever you choose, if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day flower delivery in Singapore, well, you know where to look. 😉 (Here, if you didn’t get the hint 👉: 😂

Classic and adorable gifts to make your partner laugh, quirky gifts for your friends, elegant gifts for your mothers – we have something for everyone. 😊

With that, we hope you’re feeling a little inspired and have come up with a solid Valentine’s Day dinner date plan! From all of us at Humming… Happy Chinese New Year Valentine’s Day! 🤣🥳💐