Mental health is being highlighted more and more in the media. It is only natural that all the changes and restrictions that we are currently living with can have a negative effect on our mental health.

These uncertain times and continuous changes are affecting each one of us in every area of our lives and emotions.

It’s worth noting, emotion is energy manifested in the body. Emotion can even aggravate the body physically in forms such as anxiety, stress, panic, old injuries.

Finding positive ways of releasing built up and negative emotions will have an impact on helping our wellbeing and mental state, which is more important now than ever.

Dealing with changes to your workplace

Managing and keeping in check with our mental health can help us to come to terms with any changes in our place of work. This can be achieved through simple measures such as:

  • connecting with colleagues through a conversation
  • taking a 10-minute walk at lunchtime
  • being kind to ourselves and others
  • listening to a podcast on the journey to and from work
  • finding ways of grounding ourselves

All of these are great steps towards helping ourselves release the emotions of being overwhelmed. You’ll want to work towards a more positive mental state, increasing the productivity of your work and being able to breathe through and adapt to ongoing changes.

How to create a mentally healthy workplace

The charity Mind has created a resource designed to help you to understand how to best manage good employee mental health to get the best out of your staff.

It will help you evaluate the things you already do in your workplace to support mental health, the impact this is having and how to build on it. Download the mentally healthy workplace resource now.

We also recommend taking a further look at the resources that Mind and Time To Change have to offer!

Our tip for those unfamiliar situations

You need to know how to ground yourself when in a negative state. Use all 5 senses by naming to yourself:

  • 5 things you can see
  • 4 things you can touch
  • 3 things you can hear
  • 2 things you can smell
  • 1 thing you can taste

By following this procedure you can ground yourself, bringing you back to the safe, physical space you are in. Reminding yourself of a space that has familiar sounds smells and textures will help you feel more at ease.

If you’d like to, let us know if this helps you! Share this post, make sure you mention us and just in a few words tell us if you felt grounded after naming 5 things from your surroundings.

Improving the workplace for your employees

If you’d like to find out more that can be done to improve your working environment, you can read what we have done here at Whyfield to make everyday life easier for our team.