The stress and overwhelm of our working lives can become all encompassing.
Work these days seems to never have a shut off button. We’re always connected, thanks to the joys of technology! The benefits of taking even just one day to disconnect, are many. The results can have a significant effect on realigning your work and career energy, your zest, your engagement and your mindset. Give yourself space and time to shine.
- Opportunity to reignite your creativity. Being creative and engaging in creative pursuits is a key happiness pillar. We often go on autopilot at work with our usual day to day. The time to breathe, think, re-focus and get quiet allows the space for creativity to flourish.
- Take a mental health day before you start sensing you’re going to ‘lose it’. We all have a professional brand, that we portray, cultivate and display. Protect yours by knowing when you need that break before you start acting terse, frustrated, and unapproachable.
- Are you on a bonus scheme as part of your remuneration package? Having the fore-thought to take a mental health day can help to re-group, re-energise and re-focus. So you do not fall behind in your achievements, taking a day can largely contribute to the success of attaining your KPI’s.
- Takes the emotion out of decision making when were under pressure, overworked and overwhelmed, our emotions can get the better of us. A day at home, out of the office can produce immense clarity and fresh perspective on situations and challenges.
- Mitigates burnout. No one thrives in a habit of constant go, go, go. The demands of careers and personal life thrive best in a balanced environment. Take responsibility for your well-being for yourself, your family and friends by managing your emotions before burnout occurs.
- It is crucial to protect your personal boundaries. Being mentally, emotionally and physically available for our families and friends insures another pillar of happiness is met and that is……connection.
- Allows the nervous system to recover and realign. The constant stimulation of screens, people, demands, meetings, deadlines, commitments, staff, noise, rushing, air-cons, phones and emails is an overload to our nervous system. Your emotions, body and spirit will thank you for the welcome relief from this day to day grind.
- Re-energise your mindset. A mental health day can re-calibrate positive thinking, clarity, happiness and a sense of calm.
To find out more tips, go deeper into this subject and much more, contact Dione McCurdy- Career Coach and Strategist. Interested in a professional career coaching program? Like to take advantage of the ‘Ask Dione’ service today? You can connect with Dione at www.dionemccurdy.com.au or firstname.lastname@example.org