Work is an important aspect of many people’s lives. It is where we spend the majority of our time, where we earn our living, and where we frequently meet new people. Having a job or even an entire career that you like will be beneficial to your mental health and overall well-being.
We all have moments when life gets the best of us – sometimes it’s work-related, such as deadlines or travel or feeling overloaded, for example. It’s critical that we address mental health at work for those who already have problems, those at risk, and the whole workforce.
With that in mind, read on for some useful mental health solutions.
Talk About Your Feelings and Stress
Talking about your emotions and feelings will help you maintain your mental health and cope with difficult situations. Talking about your emotions is not a sign of weakness; it is part of taking charge of your mental health and doing all you can to be healthy in all ways.
It can be difficult to express one’s emotions at work, which is why having a chaplain there who specializes in mental health issues and who will always be there for you could be ideal. When it comes to solutions to mental health, talking about what is troubling you, whether you choose a chaplain, a manager, or a work colleague – or even your family members – is crucial. And remember, if you are honest about your feelings at work, particularly if you are a leader, it may inspire others to do the same.
Keep Employees Active
In a lot of ways, workplace mental health can be helped in several ways outside of the workplace. Exercise is one example of this. Regular exercise can improve your self-esteem as well as your ability to focus, sleep, and look and feel better.
Exercising is more than simply playing sports or going to the gym. According to experts, most individuals should exercise for 30 minutes at least five days each week, so it’s important to make physical activities that you love a part of your daily routine. If you work in an office, going for a walk or taking an exercise class at lunchtime can make a significant impact, as can including exercise before or after work to ease you into the day or create a gap between work and personal time.
Eating Healthy will Help
What we eat may have an immediate and long-term impact on how we feel. A diet that is beneficial to your physical health is equally beneficial to your mental health.
It can be challenging to maintain a healthy eating habit at work. Regular meals and lots of water are recommended, and it’s best to plan for mealtimes at work by taking meals from home or selecting healthy choices while purchasing lunch. Try to move away from your workstation to eat your food as well; in this way, you can take a proper break from your work (plus, your workstation is not going to be the most hygienic place to consume food).
Everyone tends to have their own lunch habits but don’t overlook that change can be good. Consider starting a lunch club or invite someone to join you for lunch who usually eats alone. You may be the encouragement someone needs on a tough day. Or you may make a new friend and impact company morale.
At Marketplace Chaplains we have experience in improving workplace mental health and would love to help. If you would like to know more about how our chaplain services would be an important, helpful addition to your company, please contact us today at 1-800-775-7657.