May is Mental Health Awareness Month- a time to work to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. At work, you can focus on implementing habits that set you up for success. Mental health is important to succeeding in all aspects of life, and what happens in the workplace should not come at the expense of your wellbeing. If you need a reset, use the remaining days of May to learn how to promote mental wellness at work all year long.
1. Healthy Habits At Home
Creating healthy habits at home will impact your day-to-day at the office. Strive for eight hours of sleep each night and fuel yourself with nutritious meals. Dedicate time away from your phone each evening and turn off notifications. Do something non-work-related every day, from working out to reading a book. Setting these balanced, healthy habits will help you feel better at the office.
2. Have Time Off
Taking advantage of paid time off policies (or giving yourself a day if self-employed) isn’t just for beach vacations or attending another wedding. A personal day can be for any reason, from working on your mental health to accomplishing personal admin tasks like virtual appointments and grocery shopping. Whatever the reason, permit yourself to take a break to focus on yourself.
3. Create An Oasis At Work
There is no reason why your workspace can’t feel like a sanctuary! Adding touches of home makes your area feel less like a place you visit for eight hours each day and more like an extension of yourself. Paint the walls, add photos, hang up framed quotes, buy a plant, or bring in a soft blanket for a quick transformation.
4. Take Some Pressure Off
Less time on non-essential tasks equals more time for you to focus on your mental wellbeing at work! Sometimes the smallest items on our to-do lists can take up the most space. In a shared workspace, you have built-in support so that you can worry less and focus on what matters. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, let client services coordinators screen calls, receive packages, troubleshoot tech issues, and more. With the pressure off to handle everything, you can approach each workday with a clearer mind.
As life returns to normal, it is more important than ever to focus on your mental health. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, we prioritize wellness in the workplace, with a variety of initiatives to keep you feeling good… and sane. From meditation classes to the opportunity to transform your personal space into whatever works for you, our goal is to help all clients feel good at work!