By Katy Howell | February 24, 2022
In recent years the spotlight has very much turned to Mental Wellness in the workplace. In short, we need to be mindful of the importance of our mental well-being as it can have such a profound impact on both performances in the office as well your personal life. In short, mental health issues caused by work can impact your personal life and vice versa.
We are constantly reminded to take care of our mental health in the world of marketing (as well as a plethora of other businesses too) and that mental health matters, but how many of you are actually practising what you preach.
Here are some tips to take care of your mental health that can help bring a little more happiness to all aspects of your life.
Set your boundaries
That you are working in an office full of people doesn’t mean you have to be talking to them all day. If you need some space and quiet for yourself, make sure you express that to your team and sit somewhere where it is quiet so you can have time for yourself. Believe me, when I say you will feel better after.
Talk about your feelings
Talking about your feelings can help maintain your mental health, and it is not a sign of weakness. It’s part of taking charge of your well-being.
It can be hard to do so, but, If you have colleagues you can talk to or a manager who asks how you are in one-to-one sessions, it can really make a world of difference..
Take a break!
Silly right, but so important! If you are working on a 9 to 5 job, you need to take breaks. We are all guilty of skipping lunch to prepare for an important meeting but in reality, this can be counterproductive. It’s impossible to focus contently and trying to will only cause burnout.
Don’t you believe us? Try it! Take a 10 to 15 min first break, walk away from your laptop, and have your lunch break. We promise you will feel much better afterwards.
Ask for help
We are not superhuman and sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan.
No one wants to see you struggle, and if you don’t ask for help, then your colleagues will never know that you need help.
Caring for others is often an important part of maintaining relationships with people close to you.