When we hear the word hygiene, most people associate it with physical hygiene. But if this pandemic taught me something, it's that mental hygiene is crucial.
Although many companies are taking the leap and embracing remote work to ensure their employees are productive and taken care of, mental health is still getting the short end of the stick.
As a digital wellbeing & remote work activist, I have always emphasized on giving my team the tools and the best practices to preserve their mental health.
Now that the world is still under the weight of the pandemic and many are still facing challenges to adjust, I wanted to give you a quick overview of how to keep your own sanity.
Whenever you feel overwhelmed, take the time to recognize your emotions and process them. Also keep your manager in the loop and let them know how they can help. After all, being productive is often beyond banishing external distractions, especially during tough times.
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There is nothing pleasant about times of uncertainties. Whether you are trying to make ends meet or navigating a turbulent relationship, it's easy to lose sight of what's important. I always love learning from different people. I am not athletic but I find the athlete mindset very fascinating! There is a lot to learn from them that can be easily applied to our current situation.
Since we started having smart phones, I despised the new disconnected human world it brought with it, with people sitting in a social circle, stuck to their screens. Today, this is worse than ever, affecting all the next generations and their mental health. That little device in their pockets is doing them a disservice.
We often underestimate how negative emotions affect our brain. Isolation, fear, loneliness, depression. All these feelings have snuck up on us in the middle of the pandemic. In her latest interview with Tom Bilyeu, neuroscientist Moriel Zelikowsky explains how having such negative emotions can actually be very bad for the brain.