10 Ways to Prioritize Your Mental Health During Work


Employees are working longer hours than they ever have, and the effects are starting to show.


Higher absentee levels, abandoned vacation time, and reduced productivity are all byproducts of an overtaxed workforce.


Prioritizing mental health has taken on new relevance in today’s corporate world, though many wonder how to do this amid strict deadlines, unmanageable workloads, and overbooked personal lives.


Many companies have begun integrating policies to support a healthy work-life balance, indicating an acknowledgment that the most productive employees are often the most supported and least burnt out.

How to Prioritize Your Mental Health During Work

Set Clear Limits and Boundaries

In a survey of 7,500 full-time employees, a full 44% reported feeling burned out sometimes while nearly a quarter reported feeling burned out always or often, according to a 2018 Gallup study.

Limits and boundaries in the workplace are especially important for those who work from home, as the lines between work and home life often blur.

Take a Lunch Break

Breaks are an important way to recharge during the workday, and no break is more important than the lunch hour (or half-hour).

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