Positive Work Habits for your Mental Well-Being 2023

Let’s face it. Work can get very stressful, no matter your current workplace environment. For some, it is easy to get rid of that stress, but for many, it is not that easy. Some even end up seeing their productivity and performance lagging, developing physical and mental health problems that affect their life outside work.

If you want to improve your work habits this 2023 and help your mental well-being recover after each work day, here are some positive work habits you can add to your work routine:

Find Your Ideal Work-Life Balance

If you want to achieve healthy well-being even with the stress brought by work, you need to understand your work-life balance clearly. Work-life balance means one can set a line between work and personal life without letting one of the other bleed through the other. Achieving it can help each person allot their time wisely and be ready for every activity before us.

However, every person has their own definition of work-life balance, so you should take the time to understand your schedule. Are there times when you feel like you do a lot of overtime? With this in mind, it is best to edit your schedule to have more time to relax or take a break. The breaks can be 5 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on your current workload.

If you are not used to breaks, don’t rush yourself. Tweak your breaks as much as you need until they become part of your work schedule without affecting your performance.

Find The Perfect Work Environment

When we work, we want to be in a work environment that will allow us to focus and get all the support we need to handle the tasks before us. This work environment should also have everything you need to finish your work.

Whether you are working from home or at the office, customize your workplace to have things that will help you focus. For example, if you want to use aromatherapy to help you relax or concentrate on work, invest in an aroma diffuser or scented candles that you can use during work. You can also set rules if you will be working at home, so your family members don’t cause you stress while you are working.

Don’t Fear Reaching Out To Your Team And Boss

Another way to eliminate the stress that may affect your mental well-being during work is by being honest with your team and asking for their help when needed. If you feel like you are getting stressed out or there is someone whom you are not happy with, talk to your team so everything can be resolved.

When you speak to them, stay calm and professional, so there won’t be any misunderstandings. If nothing improves, it may be time to consider leaving your current job and finding a workplace that listens to you and cares about your happiness.

Have A Long-Term Plan In Check

It is a good work habit to stay stress-free by having a long-term plan to help you stay excited for the future. This long-term plan should include how you will continue to remain in contact with the people who supported you, how you will continue to challenge yourself even after retirement and what you can do to contribute to the community.

Achieving healthy mental well-being isn’t too difficult if you know where to draw the right balance between work and life. Don’t be afraid to change your work and add the activities or materials that will help you maintain your mental health. Once you find the zone, you will see an improvement in your overall happiness.

Looking at how to change the vibe at your workplace. Here are some suggestions:
How to Spread Positivity at Work
30 Ideas to Improve Workplace Wellbeing in 2022
How to Motivate Your Colleagues

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Great tipps, Kally! Thanks for sharing so much helpful information. I wish you a wonderful new week! xx Michael

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  2. Thank you for sharing. Very informative tips. Have a great week.

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