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Cultivating a Healthy Mental Mindset at Work

Jun 12, 2023
An plant expression of a growth mindset

A healthy mental mindset is a powerful tool, not just in your personal life, but at work as well. If you're navigating challenges and trying to enhance overall job satisfaction -- this blog post is for you.

Here are a couple of my favorite tools for a healthy mindset at work.

  1. Practice Self-Awareness: Developing self-awareness is the first step towards cultivating a healthy mental mindset. Take time to understand your thoughts, emotions, and reactions in various work situations. Pay attention to negative thought patterns or self-limiting beliefs that may hinder your performance. Do you get angry at every email, or is it only emails from X? Do you question your intelligence when a senior person provides feedback? By recognizing these patterns, you can consciously choose to reframe them and adopt a more positive and empowering mindset. (Jane Doe isn't saying you're dumb, she's simply had 20 more years experience!)
  2. Embrace a Growth Mindset: Often lost at work is the growth mindset. There is a self-imposed pressure to know everything and be the expert. However, adopting a growth mindset is essential for personal and professional development. Everyone has to learn on the ground. Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. Understand that an error is a moment to grow and learn (and that all your bosses have made errors). Believe in your ability to learn and improve, and approach work with a sense of optimism and open-mindedness.
  3. Take Breaks: Everyone is busy, I get it. But a break can go a long way to make sure you are mentally healthy. A break also is shown to increase work product quality. It's a win-win for you and your employer. Schedule short breaks throughout the day to recharge and engage in activities that bring you joy.

Taking care of your mental and emotional well-being is essential for long-term success and happiness in the workplace.

Creating a healthy mental mindset at work is within your reach. Practice the above so you can feel more energy for yourself and your work.

In good health,

Joshua

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