1/24/2023 0 Comments
Has The Work World Changed You?
The work world has changed us all in some way or another. Whether it's the hours we work, the people we interact with, our environment, or how work has significantly impacted our mental health.
Whichever way it is, it's essential to understand how our working environment can affect us and how to care for ourselves when we feel the heavy pressures of working.
Because of the pandemic, a lot of our work environments look different. Some of us have returned to our workplace, but some continue working from home, where our living space doubles as an office. Of course, you need to differentiate your living space and workspace, but those spaces can get blurred in this new way people work.
Whether you're home or in the office, your working environment can significantly impact your mental health. It can lead to depression, exhaustion, and burnout if you don't take the time to care for yourself properly.
Burnout is a common issue that can arise from working too much. Burnout can cause us to feel unmotivated and unproductive, making it harder to focus on daily tasks.
Working long hours, dealing with difficult people, and feeling overwhelmed can also contribute to severe mental and physical exhaustion. It's essential to recognize your body's signs and take steps to address them.
What's the most critical factor when it comes to avoiding burnout?
The most important is knowing when to sign off for the day. When working from home, it's very easy to keep working or check emails after the workday ends, but you must know when to log off. Nothing's so important that it can't wait for the next business day, unless you're on a tight deadline.
Taking care of your mental health is essential for staying productive and healthy. Taking breaks throughout the day, getting enough sleep, and eating healthy is critical for maintaining good mental health.
Additionally, it's essential to unwind and relax after your work is done.
Taking a walk, reading a book, or listening to music can all help to reduce stress. It can also allow us to disengage and disassociate from the work we did for eight hours.
Exercise can also be a great way to reduce stress and boost your mood. Taking time to connect with friends and family can also reduce stress and give you a sense of support.
How to talk to your manager if you're feeling burnt out
If you're feeling overwhelmed at work, you can also talk to your manager or boss about how you feel. If work is the problem, feel free to take the necessary steps to get a handle on it and discuss reasonable expectations with your boss about what you’re experiencing.
It's essential to recognize the signs of mental health issues and take steps to address them. You can stay productive and healthy in the work world by taking care of yourself.
In conclusion, it's essential to recognize how the work world has changed us by taking steps to care for our mental and physical wellness.
Taking time to unwind, disconnecting from work, and caring for yourself when you're exhausted can help reduce stress and keep you healthy and happy.
1/16/2023 0 Comments
Better Ways to Love Yourself
Loving yourself is one of the most important things you can do for your mental and emotional health. Of course, it can be challenging, especially when you’re feeling down or overwhelmed. But it’s essential to take the time to practice self-love and self-care.
First, it’s important to understand why self-love is so important. Self-love is the foundation of our mental and emotional well-being. It helps us to feel secure, confident, and content in our lives. Without it, we can become overwhelmed by negative thoughts and feelings, leading to depression and anxiety.
Once you understand the importance of self-love, it’s time to start practicing it. Here are some tips to help you on your journey:
First, take time to recognize your positive qualities. Make a list of all the things you like about yourself and all the things you’re proud of. This can be anything from your physical appearance to your accomplishments. Remind yourself of these things when you’re feeling down.
Second, practice positive self-talk. Instead of focusing on your flaws, focus on the things you like about yourself. When negative thoughts come up, try to counter them with positive affirmations. Remind yourself of your strengths and accomplishments.
For example, instead of thinking, “I’m not good enough,” think:
“I’m doing my best, and that’s enough.”
Third, take time to do things that make you feel good. Make sure to take time for yourself to relax and unwind. This could be anything from taking a bubble bath to walking. Find activities that make you feel relaxed and happy.
Fourth, prioritize mental health. Make sure to take care of your mental health by getting enough sleep, eating healthy, and exercising regularly.
And finally, work on building your confidence. Take small steps to challenge yourself and push your boundaries. This could be anything from trying a new hobby to speaking up in a meeting.
Take steps to build your confidence by setting small goals and celebrating your successes.
By practicing self-love, you can create a strong foundation for your mental and emotional well-being. It’s important to remember that self-love is a journey, and it takes time and effort to cultivate it. But with patience and dedication, you can learn to love yourself more.
Learning to love ourselves and appreciate all that we have to give to the world is one of the many steps to self love. It takes time, dedication to ourselves, and strength to continue down this path of love and acceptance. It’s possible!
1/9/2023 0 Comments
Therapy is cool
Just like anyone else, I have been through my fair share of trauma and experiences that have shaped me into the person I am today. I have learned to cope. I have learned to shove things down- painful memories, sad memories, scary memories, my own shortcomings, in order to survive. We have all learned to cope in our own ways.
For the longest time, I put off going to therapy. The excuses were endless.
“I don’t need therapy, I just have small issues, not big ones.”
“Therapy is for people who are really truly suffering from something traumatic.”
“Therapy is only for people with mental disorders or illnesses.”
Years and years of telling myself that I didn’t need therapy and I always had a reason, but the biggest reason was because I wasn’t ready to face my pain yet. Over years of practice, I have conditioned myself not to feel emotional pain or negative feelings. I have gotten very good at not getting hurt. But the longer I went without getting help for myself the worse it got.
I used to think therapy or counseling was only for people with mental illnesses, traumatic events happening in life, or some sort of addiction. But the truth is, therapy is for us all. Therapy is for the person seeking to become more self-aware, emotionally healthy, and quit coping their way through life. Honestly, therapy is pretty damn cool.
“Therapy is not for weak people.”
“Therapy is for those who want to live in their strength and true potential.”
“Therapy is not for broken people.”
“Therapy is for those who want to live healed and whole.”
“Therapy is for sick people.”
“Therapy is for people who value their health and want to see change.”
Truthfully, therapy is there to help you learn a better way to cope and to move forward some of the things that are holding you back. It truly is for everyone. It is for humans. Normal people, if there is such a thing. The playing field is level. And we all have hurt. We all have needs. No one is exempt from pain on their journey. So, don’t walk it alone. Why not just give therapy a try?
1/1/2023 0 Comments
Do you fear your own success?
Whether you’re younger or older, at the top of your game or just starting out in the working world, fearing your own success is a very real and pervasive thing that can dramatically undermine your happiness.
When we suffer from the fear of our own success, we may subconsciously self sabotage ourselves in certain ways like turning away opportunities, not choosing the right opportunities, or not going after what we truly want, leaving ourselves feeling unfulfilled.
If we truly want to find out what brings us the ultimate joy in our life, we have to first come to a realization of what’s holding us back from having it all.
A growing fear of success:
More often than not, we find our fear of succeeding between our desire to flourish and our deep rooted insecurities that are telling us we are not allowed to have success in our lives. Hitting the big time or getting what we desire can be a scary idea, but what’s even scarier is staying still and not moving forward.
“Comfort and the fear of change are the greatest enemies of success.”
When we allow ourselves to remain stuck, detach ourselves from positive environments and people, we deny ourselves the ability of experiencing happiness and fulfillment. Being happy means being completely confident in who we are and what we do. It means letting go of the idea that we aren’t good enough and replacing it with the words, “I am enough.”
How we can use our fears to manifest our success:
Stop yourself! Once you recognize your fear of being successful coming up, or the thought that you are not good enough, it’s time to rewire your brain. Rethink your thought process, take the time to heal and say it out loud, I am GOOD enough. I am DESERVING of it all. Fear plays an important role in our everyday lives, it kicks us into shape and helps us realize what we still need to work on within ourselves.
1. Fail Faster
This is the worst part of finding success in your life. Failure is not an option in many people's books but what most don’t realize is when you fail faster, it gives you the space to learn faster. With failure comes success.
2. Cut out negative influences
I promise you there will be negative people in your life who will only show you support when it benefits them. It takes time to learn who your true circle is, but this is a part of growth and essentially life. Cutting out the people who influence you negativity is a crucial step in developing a strong relationship with yourself.
3. Get uncomfortable
It’s called your comfort zone for a reason. Staying in the same spot is comfortable because it’s the only thing you’ve allowed yourself to know. But growth doesn’t happen inside our comfort zones, it happens when we step outside of our zones and allow ourselves to see a whole new world of opportunity and hope. Step outside and do something that makes you uncomfortable!
Let go of your fear of success, and unleash yourself in ways that are both transformational and life-affirming. We find fulfillment through achieving our goals, and we do this by finding our confidence and establishing our self-worth. If you want to stop being scared of your full potential, you have to embrace the uncertainty of a future that is built entirely by you.