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Work, wellbeing and mental health.

It is important to ensure that we consider our wellbeing and mental health whilst organising our daily work.
For me it is much like a triangle and getting one aspect wrong can impact on the other two.

How do I balance these three topics on a daily basis?

When working I find it invaluable to ensure I take time away from my desk. I try to go for a short walk at least once a day, this has multiple benefits For me the short walk has two great benefits. Firstly, it is a bit of fresh air and exercise which helps with my overall health and wellbeing. Secondly it really helps with my mental health, the short exercise helps clear my mind and relax me. On days when my anxiety is higher the walk is a great way to help stay calm and reduce the impact anxiety can have. In addition I find that the time away from my desk can often help me think of the solution to a problem or how best to approach a task. On many occasions I have realised how to overcome an issue in a task whilst on a walk

How is that beneficial?

When working I find it invaluable to ensure I take time away from my desk. I try to go for a short walk at least once a day, this has multiple benefits For me the short walk has two great benefits. Firstly, it is a bit of fresh air and exercise which helps with my overall health and wellbeing. Secondly it really helps with my mental health, the short exercise helps clear my mind and relax me. On days when my anxiety is higher the walk is a great way to help stay calm and reduce the impact anxiety can have. In addition I find that the time away from my desk can often help me think of the solution to a problem or how best to approach a task. On many occasions I have realised how to overcome an issue in a task whilst on a walk

I try to apply this philosophy whether in the office or out on site. The small piece of exercise has a huge benefit for me, and I know others who do the same and find it helpful.
You can also take it one step further and if having a meeting with a colleague think about going for a walk to talk about it rather that sitting in a room.

The key is to think of work, wellbeing and mental health all being intertwined rather than separate topics.