In accordance with the recent World Mental Health Day, remembering the importance of mental health within the workplace is always key. Too often nowadays we see work cultures that pride themselves on pressurised working, or ‘leaving stress at the door’. But, sometimes, it’s not quite that easy. There’s a few things you can do to reduce stress and allow working alongside mental health to be made easier:
Book some annual leave.
If you’re not feeling in the right headspace to work, know that it’s okay to take a few days off to regather your thoughts.
Reach out to those around you.
Sometimes having someone to listen to you can help. You never know, they may be able to adjust your work to make things easier for you.
Change how you work.
If you find you’re struggling to deal with your usual work routine, why not adjust it? Make a to-do list, swap your schedule around, or potentially even ask if you could work from home for a day or so!
Make sure you set work-life boundaries.
By making sure you stop working when you’re supposed to, you allow yourself more time to establish a good work-life balance. This could include sticking to your hours rather than working overtime, or dealing with workplace projects during your working hours rather than at home.
Overall, if you take care of your mental health, you may also see an increase in your work ethic. It’s important to look after yourself; remember, a healthy mind leads to success!