According to the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of people in the UK have been so stressed at some point this year that they felt they could not cope. This isn’t surprising given in the last few weeks alone we’ve had rising Covid cases, increased costs of living, and a gas crisis. To make matters worse, we are yet to enter the most stressful period of the year - the Christmas season.
For most of us, the workplace is where we spend the majority of our lives, so we all know that being miserable at work can be corrosive and a detriment to our mental health and wellbeing. Whether we’ve started returning to the office or confirming and agreeing to our working from home schedules,it’s more important now than ever to take care of our minds and not let things get on top of us. Here are 5 simple, quick things we can do every day at work to look after our mental health.
As the great Maya Angelou said, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use the more you have.” We will help you dig out every last bit of creativity in you with the help of inspiring illustrations and colours. That’s right! Colours are a key element that can have incredible positive and healthy effects in our life, therefore, you mustn’t underestimate its power.
What self-care is, how important it is for us is a surprise to many. Although when it comes to acknowledging the need for self-care, practising it and speaking about self-care it could easily be assume that this is a practice solely dominated by and mostly beneficial for women. It is often ignored that self-care is in fact as crucial for men as it is for women. Men who do appreciate self-care may not always speak openly about self-care being a part of their lives.
Affirmations are simply statements or sentences that we say or think repeatedly. They can be positive or negative and affect both your conscious and subconscious mind. What is so powerful about affirmations is that by repeating them daily, you can actually transform your life. What you think or say over and over can sink into your subconscious mind and, believe it or not, become part of your reality. This can be a little tricky to grasp at first – but there is science behind it.