Have you ever gone to work sick? How did it go? Were you as effective as you usually are? Probably not and that is understandable. Mental health is the same as physical health.
When our bodies don’t feel well we usually take some time off, drink tea and maybe even go to the doctor. We strive to improve our health and get back on our feet. But rarely do we treat our mind in the same way. If we feel unwell mentally we tend to ignore it and suppress any negative emotions we might be feeling. But that does not heal the mind. Ignoring a cold is only going to make it worse and it is the same with psychological issues.
In addition to making us feel unhappy, a decline in mental health lessens our cognitive abilities and therefore diminishes performance in the workplace. Employers should make effort to create an accepting environment that encourages employees to share their struggles with their superiors and find solutions.
HOW CAN YOU HELP YOURSELF?
As established your mental health is of great importance and you should take care of it as you take care of your body. But how, you might ask.
To begin with, you should give yourself time. Do not get impatient as that can only hinder your progress.
Your mind-set is of utmost importance. You are affected greatly by the way you think. It is crucial that you remain positive and confident in yourself.
Achieving a goal no matter how small causes a dopamine rush. If you are feeling down try setting yourself some small goals during the day.
On the other hand, serotonin is released when you exercise. Physical activity has been proven to help people feel better. It can distract you from your overwhelming thoughts and emotions as well.
Lastly, it is important that you communicate with people around you. Do not be afraid to ask for help if you cannot overcome your struggles on your own.
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