BLOG: Well Being & Mental Health
Saying no is easy…when it’s in your head.
In reality saying no, especially at work, is really hard. As a result we often end up saying yes so many times that we overload our plates and burn out.
It’s been a tough couple of years, hasn’t it? Did you know that 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder? Before the pandemic, this stood at 1 in 10 adults. This statistic alone shows that more people are struggling than they ever have been.
Healing and health has always been important but seem to have taken on new meaning these past years. Health is no longer just about physical “fitness” or testing negative on a PCR test.
Love to read? So do I! I consume books like they’re candy, especially now that I’m at home more and have the opportunity to learn even more. While I definitely love fiction and children’s books, non-fiction has the ability to scratch that curiosity itch on all things creativity, mindset, leadership and beyond.
I had a month of insomnia in June and it was an awful feeling. I couldn’t sleep. What perplexed me even more was that I marked this time for rest, since I wanted to recharge after a busy season of working. What I didn’t realize was how much my body was still unconsciously anxious, stressed, and in need of time for healing.
We’re finally starting to get ready to return to “normal”—whatever that means—after more than a year of working remotely while sheltering at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19. As the prospect of hybrid work becomes a reality for many, we decided to share some tips on ways we can build camaraderie, collaboration, and community while working remotely or in hybrid settings.
When you’re a CEO, an entrepreneur, or a business professional, you need a constant feed of mental energy and acuity to help you solve problems and produce creative, innovative ideas. But when you hit a brick wall and your well of inspiration seems to run dry, where can you turn to get back into your creative flow? The answer is you need some alone time and self-care. Solitude can help you reduce stress and get your creativity flowing so that you can keep doing what you do best, at your best.
Everyone reaches a point in their lives when they feel overworked, overwhelmed, loss of motivation, like their breaking point is right there- burnout. An upcoming assignment or even a conversation regarding intellectual information will just lead to an extreme emotional exhaustion.
I used to cringe when I heard the phrase “self-care.”
To me, self-care was synonymous with overconsumption of “luxury” products and a way to make people – especially women – feel guilty about attending to our needs. I don’t have time to have a spa day Barbara Blogger! (not a real blogger, but you know what I mean).
Have you ever seen a food item that you didn’t recognize? A rush of curiosity (and sometimes fear) can overwhelm you as you ask yourself “Should I try it?” Oftentimes fermented foods, or foods that are processed using bacteria, are divisive for their pungent smells and flavors.
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