Most of us are aware of the need to care for our physical body to feel good. But it's also the strength and state of our mental health that helps keep us afloat when life throws a little more than the usual at us.
In support of World Mental Health Day, this article looks at what mental health is and what we can do to help keep our mental health feeling good in the workplace, no matter what the boss is dishing up.
What is mental health?
WHO (the World Health Organisation) states mental health is "... a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and can contribute to his or her community." Interesting is that they stress mental health "is not just the absence of mental disorder."
With the pace of life today, and employers more often than not pushing employees to deliver more, it's no wonder many of us feel burned out, stressed out, or on the verge of wanting to throw in the towel at the place we spend most of our time - work.