Mental Health: How It’s Important to Workplace Safety

It’s good to see that mental health is getting the attention it deserves. It’s as important to our health and well-being as physical exercise and eating well. Mental health is the way we cope with the normal stresses of life and how we face daily situations. Employers are now looking at the way mental health plays in productive and efficient work. Here are a few ways to maintain good mental health on the job and how to find help if you need it.

  • Be Connected

    People who have healthy relationships with friends, family, and partners are often better at handling everyday stress. Lean on others for support and be their support system as well. You can create an on-the-job support system with your co-workers as well. It doesn’t need to be formal, just people who understand the same pressures of the job.

  • Exercise and Eat Well

    Mental health is as important as physical health, but they are intertwined. Diet, exercise and sleep all factor into an overall healthy lifestyle. But it’s easy to let any of these go if you’re feeling stressed. Focus on maintaining healthier habits, such as avoiding unhealthy foods while you’re feeling stressed.

  • Relax and Renew

    Don’t forget to take your time off. It’s essential you take time to relax and recharge. When you’re not at work, try to focus on the things that make you happy. When you take time to do the things you truly love outside, of the office it gives you the boost of energy you need to be productive at work.

  • Ask For Help

    If you’re feeling overwhelmed, be sure to seek out help. You never have to do this alone. Contact a professional to help you talk through what you’re experiencing. Most communities have access to free clinics and there are always helplines you can call. Today’s digitally connected world also offers online support to help you through a crisis.

How Can You Work to Improve How You Feel at Work and at Home?

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