OUR TEAMS MIND’S MATTER!
As a family run business we are well aware of the stress and strain work can put on our staff & their families
How to look after your mental health?
We have all heard these things and it’s all over the place now… but always worth having a reminder.
1. Talk about your feelings.
Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. It also lets the people around you know you are not ok and helps you feel less isolated.
2. Keep moving
Walk, swim, run, ride … just move. Get a friend or partner in the mix to help keep yourself accountable. Start a challenge at work to get everyone’s natural competitive sides come out and play! Join a team if you want that kind of structured activity time. It really just needs to happen. There are so many apps, tools and resources available but we all know we just have to make it happen. Even 20 minutes per day gets you started.
Even if you have an active job, time doing exercise for you matters.
3. If only it were as simple as “eat well!”
I mean it is … but it isn’t! Experts say it’s about information, preparation and commitment. 100% commitment does away with “decision fatigue”. (Need the reference for this – pls check online)
4. Drink sensibly …. and if you can’t try and avoid drinking, and get some help.
Below are some great resources if you struggle with this:
5. Stay connected
Reach out, try not to isolate yourself and find the ones in your life who are willing to listen. Remember that studies have found loneliness is worse than smoking 15 cigarettes a day !
6. Ask for help
Talk to a friend, be brave and go to a support group, visit your gp and ask for help.
7. Take a break
We can’t all take holidays and get days away in peace and quiet. Those days feel pretty far off most of the time. What we can do… for no money, little time and no “accessories” required is we can give our minds a rest. Never mind our kids being overstimulated! We have too many distractions and sometimes you just need to close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/meditation
8. Take the time to do things you enjoy
Swim in the ocean, play with your kids, walk on the beach, visit with friends. A little of something wholesome goes a long way!!
Part 4 of our Safety Matters Series