“All work, no play,” is a motto that many busy workers live by in today’s professional environments, and mental health is struggling to keep up the pace.
We’ve constructed the idea that success comes from pressing ourselves every day
Over time, we’ve constructed the idea that success comes from pressing ourselves every day; answering emails on the ride home; stressing over next week’s financial presentations, and always keeping a close eye on our buzzing cellphones. However, the true path to meaningful success is much different.
Plenty of rest, focusing on health and experiencing joy are elements that America’s hustle culture tends to leave out of the equation.
While working hard and enjoying a profession are in no way bad things, the constant buildup of projects, the fear of falling behind, and deep-rooted anxiety keeps workers from being happy.
The result of investing too much time into jobs is a breakdown of not only our mental selves but also our physical health.
The result of investing too much time into jobs is a breakdown of not only our mental selves but also our physical health. This can be damaging to relationships, productivity, and quality of work.
If overworking persists, the feeling of isolation can set in, which may leave you feeling hopeless, anxious, depressed and tired. Thankfully, there are active adjustments that can help you find the perfect balance between work and finding yourself:
Get Up and Move!
Try to give yourself a reason to get away from your desk at work. Making tea or coffee, going for a stroll, stretching, or striking up conversations with coworkers are great ways to move around.
Taking much-needed breaks will help you digest the business of the day easier.
What are you currently doing? Do you have a long list of projects? Determine which thing on your to-do list requires the most attention and focus on that first.
Try to let the little stuff go; they can wait while you jump on what really matters.
Stop and chat, listen and laugh with others more often. We can learn more about ourselves through how we interact with those around us.
You Do You
Calendars are more than just albums with pictures of kittens – use them to plan something that you like to do!
Look forward to something and challenge yourself to follow through with plans. If it has meaning to you, do it.
Get Some Shut-eye
Go to bed a little earlier each night and allocate a specific time that will mark the end of a workday.
Concluding a day and focusing on more sleep will put your mind and body at a more impactful rest.
Are you ready to take back personal time in your day? Rethink the way hustle culture works in your life with Manfulness Living and join us for a meaningful change!