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Whoever said all work and no play made Jack the smart boy never really existed! Work can be stressful at times, especially in these pandemic times! The reason, you ask? It is because of the tough juggle between managing your home and work from home. Deadlines, meetings and the office work amidst chores and children; all of this can build anxiety in you, and before you know it, your mind is a mess and affecting you in the worst ways. So let’s take a minute to calm down and look at ways to maintain our mental health and not let our career disappear while working in a high-stress job.
Your meals are essential, and so are your breaks. The more you free yourself and relax, the more you tend to resume a positive mindset. Also, nothing is more important than health. So, ensure you are on a healthy diet.
Your work is a part of your life, as is your family and friends. So spend time with them. Cultivate your passions other than work. The more you diverge, the more open-minded you will be. You will be able to look at the same work with a fresh perspective and get it done sooner. You will be able to set ambitious yet realistic career goals.
The answer to every problem exists in mind. So, take time to pause, reflect and meditate. Breathe in and breathe out. Meditation will address your stresses, and you can work better.
Never take more than you can do. Learn to transfer extra to your team. Define your boundaries and consistently achieve your targets but don’t push yourself to the point where you only become the scapegoat. It poses problems later.
Disconnecting from your work is very crucial. Pursue other interests like music, arts, painting, etc. After all, the happier you are, the more productive you can be.
Improvise your skills, use a planner and learn to manage your time better. In the end, You want job satisfaction without burning yourself out.
Mental Health is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going – Noam Spencer.
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