25 Oct 2019


Millennials are increasingly taking up more duties at their workstations either to increase their wages or get that promotion. Let’s just say, the stress level has increased in proportion with the ever-increasing workload.

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Throughout your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behaviour could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

  • Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
  • Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
  • Family history of mental health problems
This is nothing to be scared about, there are ways to manage your work conditions and limiting the strain on your mental health.
Useful tips to note:

  • Take breaks during work hours
  • Find refreshing ways to work.
  • Eat healthy snacks during office hours.
  • Eat breakfast and lunch at the right time.
  • Ask for assistance with difficult tasks.
  • Speak up when mistreated.
  • Don’t take up more than you can deliver.
  • Exercise on a regular basis.
  • Have hobbies to unwind.
  • Sleep when necessary.
  • When overburdened by work, ask for time off.

Mental health problems are common but help is available. People with mental health problems can get better and many recover completely.

(C) Ruke

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