Work is an important part of our lives. It is where we spend the majority of our time, where we earn our money, and where we often meet new people. Having a job that you enjoy can be beneficial to your mental health and overall well-being.
The way we think and feel, as well as our ability to deal with ups and downs, are all aspects of our mental health.
We all may have mental health issues. We have a sense of purpose and direction when we have the energy to do the things we want to do and the ability to deal with the challenges that life throws at us only if we are mentally good.
Here are three vital tips to protect your mental health at work:
Continue to be active.
Regular exercise can improve your self-esteem as well as your ability to concentrate, sleep, and look and feel better.
Exercising is more than just playing sports or going to the gym. According to experts, most people should exercise for 30 minutes at least five days per week. Make physical activity that you enjoy a part of your daily routine.
You may have a physically demanding job, such as construction or teaching; if you are absent due to injury or illness, you will notice how quickly your mood is affected by the change in activity level.
Discuss your emotions.
Talking about your feelings can help you maintain your mental health and deal with difficult times. Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s part of taking control of your health and doing everything you can to stay healthy.
It can be difficult to express one’s emotions at work. It can be extremely beneficial to have colleagues you can talk to or a manager who asks how you are during supervision sessions.
Choose someone with whom you feel at ease and who will be supportive. You should consider what you want to disclose, who you want to disclose it to, and when and where is the best time and place to do so.
Relationships are important for our mental health. Working in a supportive team is extremely beneficial to our mental health at work.
We don’t always have a say in who we work with, and if we don’t get along with our bosses, co-workers, or clients, it can lead to conflict. You may need to practice more self-care during these times. But you may also need to address the issues that affect you.
When we have mental health issues, work politics can be a real challenge. It can be beneficial to find a mentor or a small group of trusted colleagues with whom you can discuss your work-related feelings – to help you, sense check, and help you.
Remember that the best expert on a person’s needs is the person themselves – if there is one cardinal rule for assisting a colleague, it is to never assume and always ask.
Written by Faber Aleena & compiled by Faber Mayuri