I have had so many clients who have come to me completely stressed out from their work life that it’s affected every other aspect of their life until it eventually enters this vicious circle where being stressed about one thing has a knock on effect and it just keeps going around and around. A good work-life balance can be key to keeping control of your own mental health.
Connecting- Stay connected to family and friends. Social interaction is critical for well-being.
Be active- Regular physical activity is associated with lower anxiety, depression, and stress across all age groups. Go to a gym class, take the stairs, have a kick about. Do something that gets the heart going. No one ever left the gym or a sports field saying they wish they didn’t do that.
Take notice- Stay aware of your surroundings and what’s going on in the present. Have a declutter day every week or take a new route to work. Be aware of your surroundings and the beauty of the world around you.
Learn- Continue to learn in whatever you’re doing. Keeping the brain stimulated is essential for cognitive health. It will also enhance your self-esteem and give you a sense of achievement.
Give- Commit to an act of kindness every week. Help someone out, do something for your community. Individuals who help out others generally feel happier within themselves.
Ask- If you’re stressed and unhappy. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Reach out to family and friends or a doctor. People can help and they will help.