The way you feel at work is hugely important. You need to know that you’re ready to face the workday, day in and day out and that the necessary support is in place to ensure you’ve got something to fall back on. Most of all, you need to change the way you look at how you work and think about what really matters in the long run: your working health.
However, if you lose focus over your working wellbeing, you may notice both yourself and anyone who works for you falling behind. You’ll be approaching burnout point much faster, which means a loss of both good faith and productivity for your business. But now could be the perfect time to stop this train on the tracks!
Stress is a number one problem in the workplace. Many people don’t know how to speak up and ask for help when work gets too much. Or they simply think they’re not allowed to. They think they’ll be looked down on for needing help, and not being able to manage a workload, and that’s not something we want to encourage in the modern workplace.
You want to keep stress at bay, for both you and your team, and that means fostering the conversation around it. It means allowing someone to come to you when they’re at burnout and keeping mental health in mind as one of your business goals for the year ahead.
If you focus more on how your mental health responds to your working environment, you can make your workplace a much more productive place to be. It can lead to much better self-awareness, better confidence, and even further skill development for you and your team.
For example, if you or an employee you believe could handle the responsibility is sent on adult mhfa courses, you can ensure that there’s at least one person in the building at all times who knows how to respond to a wellbeing crisis. This is an invaluable qualification to have on a CV!
If you focus more on your working wellbeing, you’re much more likely to create the right kind of culture within your business. It’ll be one of community, with plenty of support and encouragement to go round, and little to suggest a toxic atmosphere that could tank your whole company.
After all, you want people to enjoy working for you, and if you let them know you care (and remind them!), they’ll be much more likely to stay on and do their best work for you. And if you want your business to have a good reputation, it all starts with you.
Focusing on your wellbeing in the workplace should never take a backseat. You should always have one eye on the way you and your team members feel, and encourage the dialogue around a topic like this. It needs your focus now more than ever!