How to maintain mental health in your workplace
By keeping a close eye on your mental health, you can maintain a safe workplace environment that respects your privacy and protects your rights.
Read moreHealthcare professionals and others who work in the mental health field also recommend maintaining a healthy balance between stress, anxiety and depression in order to keep people in good health.
This balance can be achieved by:Using medications to manage your stress and anxietyAvoiding work activities that can be stressful, such as:Avoiding social activities that may make you feel isolated or lonelyAvoiding places where you may feel unsafe or vulnerableAvoiding people who may try to change your mind and make you uncomfortableAvoiding friends and family in generalAvoiding alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and food, including unhealthy foods, to reduce your risk of developing mental health problems.
Healthcare providers and others with experience working with people with mental health issues also recommend keeping a healthy daily routine, such that you:Do not take medications that can worsen your symptomsAvoid social interactions that make you depressed or anxiousAvoid any activities that are stressful, or can lead to feeling anxious and/or depressedAvoid all social events, especially those that are dangerousAvoid all media and social media activities that might make you anxious and depressedAvoid any job or personal relationships that might be stressfulAvoid all physical activities that require you to have your physical well-being at riskAvoid all work, school or social gatherings that can make you nervous and depressed.
The following tips can help you maintain a healthy workplace environment.
When it comes to your mental and physical health, the following tips should help you manage your expectations of your boss and others:Monitoring your boss’s moods regularly, even if it is not a regular activity.
This can include taking note of your moods and actions, such, checking your email or phone, or reviewing the company’s website to see if any specific messages you receive are stressful.
Avoid any kind of distraction.
You should also consider taking a break from all media or social interactions if you feel you are at risk of feeling anxious, depressed or stressed.
You should be aware that people may use social media to get to the bottom of things.
For example, if your boss has a private message on your phone that is threatening, you may not be able to take action.
You may not feel comfortable sharing it with your boss.
Workers may have been encouraged to engage in inappropriate behaviors by their supervisors, and employers may use “trigger warnings” to inform workers that they are being targeted.
These warnings are meant to give people warning before something happens.
For instance, if a colleague says something you find upsetting, you should immediately turn on the phone and contact the company immediately to tell them about the problem.
Avoid using your phone while you are working, even in a meeting, to monitor how your boss is behaving.
For instance, you might not be aware of certain events that happen during meetings and have not seen them.
For this reason, it is important to keep a diary or other record of your meetings and work, to help you monitor your boss during meetings, and to plan for future meetings.
You might also use a time tracking device or other monitoring tool, such a smartphone, to keep track of when you are spending time with your manager.