Protecting Mental Health
According to MentalHealth.gov “mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.” Protecting mental health is todays challenge!
Mental health has become a recurring topic in the national media over the past few years and especially recently as the number of mass shooting incidents have increased. There is now heightened concern among many in our community and government. Just in case you missed the previous post on mental and physical wellness you can read it here https://t-worktalk.com/a-successful-job-search-requires-mental-and-physical-wellness
Here are a few take-charge tools and activities you may like:
Activities to Boost Your Mental Health
Here are some things you can do to maintain your mental health:
- Reduce work burnout. Individuals who are high achievers, perfectionist and are driven to constantly excel may experience burnout. Take a break, day off, vacation, adjust your work schedule to rest , relax and recharge.
- Silence your inner critic and instead engage in positive self talk. View your accomplishments with gratitude and take pleasure in the challenges you have overcome.
- Imagery. Practice visualization, for example picture yourself sitting on the beach and listening to the crescendo of the waves rising and falling. Works for me!
- Movement. Exercise reduces stress and improves cognitive function; allows you to effectively think and reason.
- Sleep. Getting the right amount of sleep lowers stress and improves your mental performance.
Reading You May Enjoy: Life is Messy by Matthew Kelly. Its raw, its real, the author speaks from the heart about his pain, joy, disappointment and success…life is indeed messy but with faith and hope you can get through the mess!
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