15 September 2017
Many of us find it difficult to switch off from work, our digital devices or even the television, often feeling guilty for taking this time out. But our mental health is as important as our physical health, so we should pay as much attention to it as we would physical ailments.
Whether at work or at home, it’s important to find the time to improve our mental health. Some of the actions we’ve identified in our infographic are things that some of us may already be able to do on a daily basis, such as getting some exercise (even just a 10-minute walk), eating well, getting a good night’s sleep or getting some fresh air. Other actions - such as writing down three things we’ve achieved every day to help us see the bigger picture - may take a bit more time and thought.
Employers could also promote these initiatives within the workplace as work-related stress affects many of us at one time or another and can take its toll on our mental wellbeing. By encouraging employees to take time out of their day to practice some of these tasks it could also help diminish the stigma that sometimes surrounds mental health issues.
Which of these suggestions to improve mental health will you be trying out?