Your mental health impacts every aspect of your life and that includes your work performance and career trajectory. By taking the time to rebalance your mindset and improve your general mental health, not only will you feel better but you’ll naturally also give your career a boost at the same time. Let’s look at 5 ways you can do just that!
Set Yourself Some Goals
We talk about setting goals ALOT on TDP, and really does set a solid foundation and provide you with some direction. ‘Just drifting’ can easily happen to many people in their careers. If you feel your career is stalling and you are lacking focus and motivation, it definitely helps if you have set yourself some goals. Make them achievable, realistic and celebrate the small wins along the way!
See a Therapist, Even if You Think You Don’t Need To
There’s never a right or wrong time to see a therapist, such as the professionals at Bluesky Psychology. Only see a therapist when there’s something wrong is a myth and there is absolutely no stigma attached to talking to someone at anytime or more regularly. Although sometimes it can be purely related to a life event, there’s also a lot to be gained by seeing one even when things are going well for you to maintain healthy habits and look after your mental health and wellbeing.
Do What You Love
Doing the things you love on a day to day basis makes you happy, right?! And when you feel content in your work and pursuing your passions, you’ll feel better about yourself and perform better at work! Do a quick self assessment of how you are spending the majority of your time and that you are feeling the love for what you do. It might be the time to make that change and switch to a new career that you really, truly, enjoy.
Find Time for Yourself
Finding time for yourself is really important and your career will benefit from this indirectly as well! Finding time for yourself means allowing yourself the time to do things that are just for you, indulging hobbies and giving yourself time to rest and relax when you need it. These things sound very obvious but so many of us don’t find time for these important things.
Stop Taking Your Work Home
It is really important to establish health boundaries between your work life and your personal life, especially if you are WFH at the moment. Aim to make your time away from the office truly detached from work in order to give yourself the time and space to relax and look after yourself.
Try putting these ideas into action and making them happen for you! Once you do, you might just start to notice the difference and benefits to your week right away.