Mental Health Check #RealTalk
When MCO 1.0 was introduced, we kept our heads down, focused on improving our service, faced bumpy challenges head-on with many different strategies to keep thriving. Thankfully, with everyone’s grit and determination, we managed to scrape by 2020.
We then entered 2021 with hopes and renewed goals. The mindset of a champion lingers in our head, ready to conquer the post-Covid world. Or so we thought….
Here we are today, MCO 4.0?, staring at above 10k cases daily, with the National Recovery Plan dictating that no non-essential businesses will happen until Phase 3 and the uncertainty of it.
Our mental health deflated. Even the toughest of us find it hard to hold our heads up on the best of days. In our team culture, we strongly believe in the term ‘work hard, play harder'. What good is achieving a sales target if our team suffers emotional damage from pushing too hard just to ‘stay alive’.
With that being said, in this week’s blog, we would like to raise a Mental Health Awareness check, not just from within our team, but with our community of supporters as well. We’ve listed a number of simple points you can do to improve your :
Keep active - Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and can help you concentrate, sleep and feel better. Try going for a brisk walk, do at-home workouts or dance cardio! A fun way to get the body moving.
Eat well - Eating well doesn’t mean eating anything you see within your vision, it means eating a mix of nutritious foods in order to stay healthy and function well. It’s okay to binge on your comfort food, but support it with a well-balanced meal.
Ask for help - None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan. Working from home is getting difficult as well, productivity fluctuates, energy levels deflating - if you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear.
Take a break - Working from home is exhausting. Sometimes, you lose the sense of time and day. A change of scene or a change of pace is good for your mental health. It could be a change of working space around the house, a quick power nap, or a few minutes of ‘me time’ to de-stress you.
Finding new hobbies - what we’ve learned from this pandemic is that you are never too late to do something new. We’ve gone over Dalgona coffee, binging on Tiktoks, watching cooking videos and more. Do something that helps boost your mood.
Making simple changes to how you live in this ‘New Normal’ life doesn’t need to cost a fortune or take up loads of time. Why not start today?