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5 tips to boost mental health in the office

If there is one positive we can take away from the past year it is that we are all entitled to focus on our mental health and ensure that we are looking after ourselves from the inside out. Getting back to life before lockdown is both exciting and nerve-racking. It is important now more than ever that we focus on being kind to ourselves especially when we are feeling stressed, anxious, sad or generally low in mood and motivation. We can develop these feelings for a number of reasons the important part is to recognise when they take hold and address them.

There are a lot of ways we can show kindness to ourselves and show ourselves a little bit of self-care; but doing that in the office can sometimes be hard. Below are a few ways you can find a few moments of peace right here at the office.

  1. Research shows that we need to take regular small breaks, now that the weather is improving (fingers crossed) get outside. Even if it is just a 10 minute cup of tea, that draws you away from a screen or a stressful email, you will come back ready to tackle what lies ahead with more clarity and less chaos.

  2. Change location; sit on your bed, go into the offie kitchen, find a change of scenery. Sometimes we are having a mental block or we just want a moment away from the hustle and bustle of the office. Find a new place to gather your thoughts, it might even give you that moment of inspiration you have been looking for.

  3. Take a lunchtime paloma yoga class. These are tailored for the office, providing rejuvenation for the body and mind. An hour of self-care and kindness focusing on helping you to appreciate yourself just the way you are. Book a class at here.

  4. We as humans get so much satisfaction and purpose from giving to others so why not donate to a food-bank, send a £1 to charity or make a coffee for a colleague. Not only will you feel great for giving back but you will also be helping someone, which is a rewars in itself.

  5. Talk to a friend or colleague, you would be surprised how many of us are in the same boat. Sometimes there is nothing better than a good rant.


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