Mental health is being highlighted more and more in the media with the ongoing pandemic. It is only natural that all the changes and restrictions that we are 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; emotion is energy manifested in the body and can 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 the changes in our place of work. This can be achieved through simple measures – 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 and finding ways of grounding.

All of these are great steps forward towards helping with releasing emotions of becoming overwhelmed or simply working towards a more positive mental state, increasing the productivity of work and being able to breathe through and adapt to ongoing changes.

There are many organisations with tips and plans to help with wellbeing in the workplace. I recommend taking a look at the resources that Mind and Time To Change have to offer!

My tip for those unfamiliar situations

A tip to help you in the moment of becoming in a negative state is grounding. 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. This will put you back in the physical space you are in, a space that has familiar sounds smells and textures that will help you feel more at ease.

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