Within the adult working population today, the majority of time is spent at workplaces and with the rising demands and escalating pressures to perform, the toll of the resulting stress impacts directly one's mental and emotional health. This just does not cause a reduction in work efficiency but also impacts one's physical health adversely in the longer run. Hence, managing mental health becomes a priority.
Restoring energy for the next day with good sleep
On an average, a healthy adult requires at least 6-7 hours of uninterrupted good quality sleep. This not just relaxes our mind and body from a long day of work but also replenishes our physical and mental reserves for another demanding day at work. Lack of good sleep causes impaired concentration, memory and fatigue.
Starting the day with exercise:
Starting the day with some average form of exercise like a walk, jog or cycling makes one more energetic physically and mentally and provides one with energy to go through the day with vigour. Regular exercising also improves one's mental functions of memory and concentration.
Prepare for the day's work in advance:
Managing time to prepare for the meetings and projects in advance can reduce stress significantly. Breaking up larger or seemingly imposing tasks into smaller and achievable ones gives one a greater sense of control and confidence, thereby improving efficacy.
Make work - a little fun
Even though workplaces are mostly drab and demanding, yet a little attempt to alter that can benefit one in many ways. Taking short breaks between work, a brief walk around the office at regular intervals, sharing lunch breaks and coffee breaks with colleagues, chatting and catching up over tea or coffee, celebrating festivals and personal occasions with staff are a good means to make the workplace more than just a place to work.
Eventually, remember,"if it isn't fun, it isn't working!"