Sometimes it’s tough to work when things are going on in the world, when you’re feeling down or when you’re feeling burnt out. News of the war, COVID, troubles in your family, personal illness, challenges on the job – when left to simmer can shut you down and make it difficult to function on the job or in the home.
Clean that InBox!
Being aware of our mental health simply means to stay in touch with ourselves and often check in with yourself. All that stuff going on in your brain (Do I look ok? Do I have money for the mortgage? What will my boss think of this post? I didn’t lose the weight I wanted to! Why aren’t people liking my photos? Etc etc) can cause static and make your own head malfunction! Like managing our computers and smartphones, you have to dump the trash! Clear out the the cache, delete the old emails. Once you clear up your mental “storage”, just like your computer, things seem to run more smoothly.
Do What Soothes You
Set up a daily schedule to do a check-up on your mental inbox. Check in with the people around you. Make a list on paper and write down all the things that are pressuring you, or that you need to accomplish. Get it out of your head and on paper! Then go watch that show, sit in silence, meditate, take photos of your flowers, write the journal entry, eat the ice cream – whatever it is that might help you self-soothe. Give yourself grace and permission with your thoughts and feelings.
When We are Better, Our World is Better
We’re throwing it back to an oldie but goodie, we can certainly unlock some personal space to better serve ourselves and our customers and our families when we clear our Mental Inbox.