We have all been there at some time or other- we feel like we’re drowning at
work. This could be because of the workload, trouble navigating relationships with your
boss or coworkers, or countless others stressors. Work stress doesn’t have to dominate
your day. Here are 4 tips for mental health in the workplace!
1. Begin Your Day Well
What you do before work sets the tone for how your entire day will go. According
to Forbes, if you start your day by checking your phone, it is, “the equivalent of having a
hundred people in your bedroom screaming at you,” and is, “priming your brain for
distraction.” You don’t need the whole world at your fingertips when you wake up.
Replace scrolling with a light workout, listening to music, or reading! You will likely find
yourself feeling more steady throughout the day. Be mindful of what your mind and body
are consuming before you head into work.
2. Leave Work At Work
Just like how you start your day matters, so does how you close out your day. If
you are not intentional about maintaining separation between work and home, work is
going to feel like it looms over you and you can’t ever really get away from it. Practical
ways you can do this is to commit to only staying at work within specific hours, not
checking emails on weekends, or not taking calls after a certain time, for example (Total
3. Don’t Ignore Your Stress
It can be tempting to ignore stress when you feel over-pressured by your to-do
list at work. However, according to Total Wellness Health, ignoring your stress is one of
the worst things you can do for your health, as it can lead to more serious mental and
physical health issues like burnout. Address the stress directly. This may mean being
intentional about taking breaks, socializing, educating yourself on stress-management
tactics, and even having that conversation with your boss you’ve been avoiding.
4. Break Your Work Into Manageable Chunks
Sometimes when you look at EVERYTHING you have to get done, it can feel
very overwhelming. According to Mindful Health Solutions, it is better to, “Create a
timeline with goals and objectives and chip away at these tasks one small step at a
time.” This will likely make it feel like less work, on top of increasing your motivation,
confidence, and productivity. As a wise person once said, “How do you eat an
elephant? One bite at a time.”
If you are finding that you are having a hard time managing your work stress,
there are professionals who care and can come alongside you. At Compass Community
Health, our Psychiatric Mental Health providers are ready to help you work through and
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