It's World Mental Health Day today.
The world has gone so far in terms of mental health awareness with some countries even offering a mental health leave. People recognize the importance of having a peaceful and calm mind to stop the rise of suicidal rates and/or just live a happier life.
Your mental health affects how physically healthy you are as well. Since if you are in a better mood, motivated and inspired to move, that means your healthy mind helps you to stay motivated, determined and disciplined to reach your health and fitness goals.
Here at FlexiSpot we value positive mental health and we want to make sure that our clients keep their mental health in check.
We listed down some of the things you can do to make sure that you are also mentally healthy at the moment.
Learn to occasionally take pauses because you are not a superman. Rise and get outside. Be certain to pack a lunch. Go chat to someone who gives you comfort or engage in a past-happy pastime. Take breaks and make a commitment to sticking to them by preventing interruptions during the time you have set up for yourself.
Have some time to workout.
Exercise has the ability to improve someone's mood and can help reduce anxiety and tension, according to numerous studies. Endorphins, pleasant hormones that are released when you exercise, are known to uplift and motivate people. Exercise also improves concentration, allowing you to put your attention on the things that are important right now rather of dwelling on the past or the future.
It's not impossible to include movement and fitness into your everyday life as a 9 to 5 employee, even with a demanding work schedule. The Bike Workstation V9, and the Under Desk Bike V9U is a desk bike offered by FlexiSpot.
Each of them has a seat that can be adjusted in height, a pedaling system that is incredibly silent, adjustable resistance, and a calorie counter. Additionally, if you simply need a break from work, you may roll the chair around your workspace using its caster wheels.
These workout equipment and other gear turns sedentary work into an activity that will assist a worker in becoming more alert and focused at work as well as aid in weight loss (if that is the objective). Additionally, it keeps everyone energized and high on endorphins!
Be wary of what you share but also be open to being open. The problem gets resolved quicker if you are honest and everything was communicated properly.
Examine the office culture and decide how you would effectively express any personal issues. Inform your supervisor of your recent feelings if they are amenable to hearing them. If the workplace isn't very open, go to the human resources division and make your disclosures known there.
Organize your work area.
A disorganized workspace may be something else on your mind. Just taking a glance at the mountain of work you have to complete can be overwhelming. Breathe deeply and tidy up one thing at a time at your office.
Installing storage solutions makes it easier to organize your workspace and reduce clutter. You may use a desk organizer or one with three layers of storage to be much more organized. Its divided bottom pull-out drawer will help you organize your desk supplies.
Practice meditating everyday.
Making meditation a practice involves doing it daily for at least three to five minutes. This mindfulness practice enables one to remain in the present, to be aware of distractions without allowing them to drain one's energy, and to concentrate on how one's body feels at the time of meditation. Particularly in really stressful situations, taking deep breaths might help a person exhale with relief. It's simple to find a quiet place by yourself, block out outside noise, and focus only on taking deep breaths in and out.
It's not true that misery enjoys company, but having coworkers who can relate to your situation could be beneficial. It doesn't entail beingfriends with everyone or disclosing every little thing that occurs in your life, but it would probably be easier if one or two of the coworkers you most trust were aware of your mental health concerns. These folks observe you at work, therefore they would definitely have insightful advice on how to handle job-related mental health concerns.
Learn about the advantages of being employed by your organization that pays for your health insurance.
Since most businesses give consultations, you could profit the most from it if you are aware of your health advantages. The best way to deal with mental health concerns is to ask for help from a professional once you realize that you require it. Most likely, talking to a shrink can help you better understand your issues and find solutions.
Spend more time on vacation.
Resting occasionally is all you need to rejuvenate and come back stronger! People seem to think that rest is for the weak but it actually helps you to think more sharply and to focus all your brain activity in one thing for efficiency and productivity. Vacation doesn't necessarily mean traveling to a faraway land and spending lots of money you still don't have in your bank account. You can very well rest at home, allow your parents to be your caregivers as well (only for a little while), and enjoy being a couch potato. We mean, start with small steps by moving bit by bit per day.
It's understandable why people take mental health for granted. Unlike physical symptoms that are defined by science and can be seen through the naked eye, most mental health illnesses are only known to the person experiencing it. People might say that he or she is just taking things too seriously, but consider this. If these people had a way to brush off all the sad and negative thoughts that make them cry and want to give up on life, wouldn't they take it?
The moral of the lesson is to always be kind because everyone is facing a battle only themselves can see.