Good mental health is one of the most valuable assets you can have. Without it, all your skills and capacities are hard to wield in productive ways. Unfortunately, bad mental health is common today, for many reasons, some of them being stress and lack of meaning.
Maybe you recognize one or more of these warning signs:
- you often don’t get enough sleep
- you are starting to not really care about stuff
- you don’t take time for your friends
- you often worry that people will find out that you are not really good enough at what you do
- you spend many hours every day scrolling social media feeds or playing games, and have a hard time not to
- you are drinking alcohol many evenings of the week, it helps you relax
- you are starting to feel pain in your body
A combination of factors
Whether you are experiencing early warning signs, or you can feel depression or burn-out already, there can be many factors behind it. Some examples can be that your workplace environment is not good for you, or you’ve been impacted by several difficult events lately, or there are some adverse experiences in your past that you haven’t dealt with properly yet. Sometimes it is a small thing, and then you get behind on things and stress starts piling up, making it more and more difficult to be efficient enough to catch up. If that happens, it is important to do something about it as soon as possible.
Fundamentally, the most important thing when dealing with stress and burn-out is to reconnect to your body and to acknowledge what is happening on a physical level. Stress traps us in a fear based state where our mind is constantly busy looking for the threat and how to address it. This makes it impossible to relax and rejuvenate, and we need down-time to be optimally performant and competent.
No belief system is needed, only putting your mind on pause for a moment and sensing your body. I am a trained body therapist and I will help you do that. Together we will find your tailor-made strategy for becoming less stressed and more resilient.
If you are leading a team, their mental health is the foundation of the team’s performance. If they get burned out, or depressed, they will struggle to reach goals and metrics that were previously no problem. Sick leave can also become a reality and team output will suffer, as well as the person.
But even just having constant stress affects performance negatively. It is well known that incentive programs don’t work, and behind that lies the experiential distance created between a person and their work when their focus is put on the outcome instead of their work itself.
Contact me and we can talk about where you’re at and what we can do for your team to increase wellbeing and performance.