January can be a tough time of year with many of us feeling financial pressure, new year’s resolutions falling by the wayside and the great British weather doing us no favours.
Although blue Monday originates from when a psychologist was asked to come up with a day that was best for booking summer holidays, there is one positive element that comes from it – we tackle the stigma surrounding depression and raise awareness of mental health as a priority.
We all have mental health, and we need to prioritise it just as we do our physical health.
Your mental health can impact everything about your life including you ability to handle the things life throws at you, especially working in the hospitality sector. Building habits for better mental health will make a big difference in your ability to cope with stressful work situation
This is not always easy if you are in the hospitality sector, but good sleep plays an essential role in mental health and physical health. A tip for helping your bodies natural rhythm is exposing yourself to more natural or bright light during the day which will help your bodies time keeping clock when it comes to turning off the lights and hitting the hay.
Cut back on social media
Constantly consuming information about other people lives may promote feelings of low self-worth, comparison and feelings of anxiety. Finding a more meaningful activity like reading or walking may help with those endless scrolling sessions!
Exercise or moving your body has a huge impact on your mental health – it doesn’t have to be going to the gym! Find something you genuinely enjoy doing and do more of it.
Having someone in your life that you trust and can have tricky conversations with can have a positive influence in your mental health. Keep in touch with friends and family or meet a work colleague for a walk when you’re not working.
Know when to reach out
You do not have to wait until you feel like things are “bad enough”, reach out for support at any time. You don’t need to have depression, anxiety or specific mental health symptoms to call our helpline.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, have experienced a traumatic event, your feeling irritable or you are lacking motivation, our team are here to offer support.
To see the ways in which we can offer support click here or call our 24/7 helpline 0808 801 0550.