We all benefit from open and clear communications in our lives, both in delivering and receiving it. But it’s when those communication channels become closed or lack definition, that problems can start. So when poor communication becomes more commonplace in either our personal or professional lives, it has the potential to lead to bigger issues for our mental health.
Being able to communicate effectively gives you the chance to put across your ideas, thoughts, or instructions to others as plainly as possible, so everyone understands you.
Whether you work from home or in a busy office, one of the most important skills you can gain is effective time management. When you feel stressed with more work than you can cope with or have the weight of too many workplace responsibilities, learning how to improve your time management skills is key to having the ability to structure your workload, manage your deadlines, and lower your stress levels.
Our mental health is part of what makes us who we are. Having good mental health helps give us a positive sense of motivation and purpose to tackle life’s challenges, big or small. But when our mental health isn’t in such great shape, the impact can make it difficult to cope, having a negative effect on our lives and how we think, feel, or act. So, why is mental health training important in the workplace?
Around the world, the coronavirus (COVID-19) saw us in enforced ‘lockdown’ to prevent the virus from spreading. Now we’re seeing restrictions being lifted, returning to work will be a new challenge which will no doubt see a rise in anxiety among staff. So how can we stop or reduce the feelings of anxiety as we return to work?