Prioritizing Mental Health at Work

With everyday deadlines and demands at work, it’s easy to lose track of something so important.

Our Mental Health.

Here’s the thing: Our minds need upkeep, just like any well-oiled machine, and the place we spend a huge chunk of our waking hours—our workplace—plays a massive role in that maintenance.

So, why does our well-being matter at work? 🤔

When a company values employee well-being alongside productivity, it transforms how people engage with their work.

Recognizing that employees are individuals with unique talents and needs encourages them to bring their best, full selves to their roles and encourages them to contribute in a more authentic way. ⭐️

A workforce that’s mentally well-tuned is not only more productive but may also be more creative and decisive, fostering an environment where innovation and efficiency thrive.

That’s good for you and great for business.

Psychological Safety: The Foundation of a Healthy Work Environment

Now, it’s important to note that psychological safety isn’t about managing mental health issues; it’s about prevention.

It’s the assurance that workplace dynamics, policies, and day-to-day interactions contribute to—not detract from—everyone’s mental well-being.

It fosters a culture where you’re encouraged to be authentic, share ideas without hesitation, and learn from mistakes without fear of reprimand.

Simply put, it’s the confidence that your workplace supports you, both mentally and emotionally.

We should also remember to take the initiative in taking care of ourselves before anyone else.

Because you can’t pour from an empty cup.

We’ve all heard it, but let’s face it—it’s true. If you’re running on fumes, you can’t support your team, meet those targets, or give your full potential.

Making sure your cup is full is priority number one. From that abundance flows the energy to achieve and inspire.

Ways to Take Care of Your Well-Being

So, how do we fill that cup? Here are some ways to start:

⏸️ Prioritize breaks: Stepping away from your desk to stretch or breathe can make all the difference.

❌ Set boundaries: It’s okay to say no to after-hours emails. Your rest time is sacred.

🫂 Seek support: Utilize your workplace mental health resources. That’s what they’re there for.

🤝 Stay connected: Share your experiences with colleagues. Chances are, they can relate and offer support.

We’re on this journey together. Let’s pledge to make our mental health a priority in our workplace. Because when we’re mentally strong, we’re unstoppable.

Want a happier, healthier workplace? Check out our training! We specialize in creating conversations around Psychological Safety and providing team-building activities that really make a difference.

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See you next week.

Create a great day,

Amanda + Team Mako Mindfulness

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