Mental Health Awareness Month - Good News Tues(day)May 26, 2020 - Karlea Barnes
Good News Tues(day)
As part of its focus on physical, mental and emotional health, the Enliven program is sharing tips to ensure employees are caring for and improving upon their mental wellbeing during this Mental Health Awareness Month.
These are uncertain times and, as we look toward the future, it can be easy to be fearful and lose sight of what is important to us. However, remaining positive can help you achieve your goals, attain success, bring more happiness into your life and give you additional energy.
On this Good News Tues(day), we hope you will consider the following practical ways to make positivity a priority in your life.
- Start each day with a positive affirmation: How you start the morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. Talk to yourself in the mirror, even if it feels uncomfortable, with statements like, “Today will be a good day” or “I’m going to be productive today.”
- Surround yourself with positive friends, mentors and co-workers: Being around uplifting people allows their positive words to sink in and affect your own line of thinking.
- Turn failures into lessons: Negative thinking is a natural reaction when something does not go our way. Combat this by spending less time criticizing and more time accepting the fact that mistakes do happen. Instead, use your time to think about what you can improve upon for the next time.
- Focus on the present: Worrying about the past and things outside of your control can easily cloud the things important to you. Focus on what would genuinely make you happy and, when you reach those personal or professional goals, celebrate them.
- Give yourself something to look forward to: Whether it is trying a new restaurant, going on a mini-vacation or catching up with friends and family, having something to look forward to makes you feel good and can help you get excited about the future.
Just like physical health, mental health is extremely important. Seeking guidance and support for mental health is as important as seeking a doctor for physical wellbeing. For help or support, please take advantage of Enable’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Provided at no cost to you, the EAP offers confidential support, information and resources. You can learn more about EAP online or by calling 800-311-4327.