The World Health Organization (W.H.O) stipulates that an individual is in a state of well-being if they can realize their potentials, work productively, manage difficult (even mundane) challenges and participate effectively in their community and environment.
However, during the current COVID-19 global virus epidemic, Mental health is a major issue in the workforce. The virus often causes depression and anxiety, which leads to absenteeism at the workplace. This absenteeism can lead to productivity losses and even higher rates of infection for other employees.
Unfortunately, mental health is not something that is prioritized by businesses as it should be. According to the World Health Organization, only 30% of employers have any kind of mental health policy in place, and more than half do not have an official stance on it at all.
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How To Improve Your Mental Health
Mental health is a topic that deserves a lot of attention, especially in the workplace.
Employees are more productive when they are happy and healthy.
Needless to say, Mental health is crucial to our wellbeing and it affects how we think, feel and act in the world.
We can improve our mental health by setting goals for ourselves, practicing gratitude and mindfulness, getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising regularly.
Yes, of course, we all get stressed out at some point.
And the easiest way to determine you are stressed is by the release of stress hormones, cortisol, adrenaline, and dopamine.
Some people might use yoga or meditation to cope with their stress, but others resort to more detrimental habits such as smoking, drinking alcohol, or overeating.
It is a good practice to make resolutions to reduce your level of stress and you can achieve this success by writing down what stresses you out every day and apply remedial actions.
Furthermore, it is very important to note that Stress is a part of life.
The constant feeling that something bad will happen can be scary and very stressful. It also can come from many different places like work, school, family, and relationships.
Stress is actually your body's alarm system that is telling you to take care of a looming problem before it becomes unmanageable or worse yet fatal.
Ironically, some people cope with stress by turning to drugs or alcohol (as mentioned above), but these substances typically make things worse in the end.
However, one of the best ways to combat stress is by being adequately active.
This can mean going for a walk around your neighborhood or going out on a jog, anything that gets you moving and breathing fresh air should help.
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