I did this video on my Facebook page and thought it fitted well with mental health awareness week and month.
This Video came about after I spoke to a few women who were feeling overwhelmed and unhappy at work and thus on the verge of burnout. Signs of burnout can manifest into stress and lead to symptoms of anxiety and depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or show symptoms of anxiety and depression. According to the mental health foundation women are twice more likely to have an anxiety disorder.
Stress and Mental health
We are currently in a stress epidemic where 85% of UK Adults are experiencing some form of stress. Common causes of stress are due to Money, Work and Health. Money and Health can stop people from going for their main version of career happiness. The level of stress you have can have a direct effect on our mental health that we should be prioritising this but due to the pressures of life this doesn’t always happen. There is a link between stress and our mental health well being. When you don’t deal with stress this can manifest into anxiety and other health problems etc. If didn’t manage the symptoms and it can get worst.
Some of the same patterns I see which I mention in this video are as follows:
A Lack of sleep or not sleeping at all otherwise known as insomnia.
Getting ill both physically and mentally and having to see your GP frequently or taking sick leave.
.Worrying about stability in job if you are facing a restructure or threat of redundancy and thus being concerned about money due to maternity and child care etc.
Exhibiting symptoms of anxiety and having panic attacks. Or showing signs of of depression and stopping the activities you use to love doing before.
Tips to help with your mental well being
A good mental mindset is about understanding what works for you? This may differ from person to person but some of the things I talk about in the video are below. I give some tips around how you should be looking after your mental health and well being.
Get support – Go and see your GP. If you feel your GP isn’t approachable to get a referral. Hire a private counsellor if you are going through anxiety and depression. You can find a local cousellour privately on the counselling directory here
Don’t ignore symptoms of depression and anxiety - Talk to someone impartial who won’t judge you. Some people may not get it. So, it’s important you talk to people who really understand you. Anger can come up as a result of depression. Be compassionate to others in this situation not judgmental. Seek out people who make you feel better not worse.
Be self-compassionate to yourself – Don’t beat yourself up if things don’t go according to plan. If you manage to get up and do what you can this will help you remember you can move forward.
Remember your mental health is a priority that is worth you paying attention to. Don’t ignore the any of the symptoms I mentioned in this video and blog post. Get support, give yourself time and be kind to yourself. If you want to be happy in your career remember you can. Just make sure you put yourself FIRST.
Please also see the links I mentioned in the video below as I originally did this video on Facebook live.
Guy meadows interview with Dr Chatterjee - https://drchatterjee.com/guymeadows/?fbclid=IwAR2uKnI3NI3zBV1BWupmv1QPh2MVaanM-56zr1PGHyZ85pgxhNWdj2xvSds
You can book a call with me here at the following link - https://soma-ghosh.youcanbook.me/
If you have any further questions please do reach out.