easy for our responsibilities to pile up that we forget to take care of ourselves,
this can be especially true in the workplace. With most adults spending more of
their waking hours at work and with one in five Canadians experiencing a mental
health problem or illness, prioritizing self-care is critical to ensure you are
not burning yourself out and losing your drive at work.
International Self-Care Day, we want to highlight ways you can implement
self-care into your work day:
- Be kind to yourself –
Often we are our own worst critics at work, so it is important to ask yourself
“What would I say to a colleague if they were in this situation?” to help
lessen your self-doubt.
- Set your priorities –
Value your time and resources by setting your top priority for the day and when
your time is requested elsewhere, you consider the impact on your top priority
before saying yes.
- Celebrate your victories –
Take the time to connect with your team to look back on the previous week,
month or quarter and what you have accomplished together.
- Organize your workspace –
Your environment can have a positive impact on your productivity, so keeping
your desk and workspace tidy will help you gain mental clarity.
- Take time for yourself –
Whether it be picking one evening a week to go to bed early or taking a
15-minute break mid-afternoon, take the time to recharge yourself mentally and
also have a role to place in the self-care of their employees, which is why we
have taken simple steps to build a more mentally healthy workplace by enrolling
in an employee and family assistance program, developing a psychological health
and safety policy, having all employees complete mental health training,
providing staff with flexible hours and the ability to work remotely.
Additionally, all our locations are secured offices with natural lighting and
quiet spaces, as well as our headquarters has an employee wellness room.
Click here to learn about the resources we offer businesses to help create a more mentally healthy workplace.