“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important”. -Bertrand Russell
What a powerful quote.
Mental health in the workplace is not decreasing or slowing down. On the contrary, it’s increasing each day.
Work is ONE element of your Work Life Balance equation.
This week, I have had the pleasure of completing Lunch & Learn presentations at three different companies. All different size companies and within different industries.
It’s amazing to me when people are held accountable for what they do and do not do with their time. They write down what they spend their time on and when they see their work life balance equation….well…it’s very emotional for some people.
The self-care is empty. There is no time allotted for exercise? “I have no time”.
If you do not take the time now, when will you?
It is my passion and mission to get ahead of the curve. My goal is to help you before you have stress, anxiety and depression which all are precursors to a nervous breakdown.
Let’s be proactive and assist employees when a sign is presented. It could be any of the following:
- Late to work
- Change in mood
- Not getting along with co-workers
- Work not being completed
- Behavior toward management
This is only a “snapshot” of what you could be noticing.
At the end of the day we are all human. We have feelings and our personal life can certainly interrupt our work life and make things unmanageable.
They key is effective communication with your boss and the outlook (from both sides) of a desire to be benevolent.
Stress is and always will be an “inside” job.
Let’s stop running your life on an endless treadmill.
You can and will become what you think. Change your script from “I’m overwhelmed” to “I will move those tasks to tomorrow”.
Slow down. Breathe. Work is work, it’s not who you are or your whole life.
Here’s your takeaway:
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of Balance and Order and Rhythm and Harmony“. -Thomas Merton