How to prioritise your mental health during EOFY
As the end of the financial year approaches, it's incredibly important to prioritise your mental health. At the Help2Group, one of our main focuses has always been incorporating mental health and balancing work-life balance in our training and we had to share some of our tips on how to do so.
1. Make time for yourself
It's important to take some time out for yourself, even if it's just a few minutes each day. This can be used for anything from reading, taking a walk, or simply sitting in silence.
2. Connect with loved ones
It's also important to stay connected with loved ones, whether that's through regular catch-ups, phone calls, or text messages. This can help reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness.
3. Seek professional help
If you're finding it difficult to cope, don't hesitate to seek professional help. This could be in the form of counselling, therapy or medication.
4. Create a budget
Creating a budget can help reduce financial stress, which can have a huge impact on your mental health. Make sure to include both essential and non-essential expenses in your budget.
5. Stay active
Physical activity has numerous benefits for mental health, so make sure to stay active during this busy period. This could involve going for a run, joining a gym, working out with a friend or simply taking a brisk walk by yourself.
6. Get enough sleep
It's important to get enough sleep, as this can help improve mood, concentration, and energy levels. Make sure to establish a regular sleep routine and avoid working late into the night.
7. Eat healthy
Eating a healthy diet can also help boost mental health. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet, vitamins, and supplements and try to limit processed and sugary foods as much as you can.
8. Avoid alcohol
While it may be tempting to turn to alcohol to cope with stress, it's important to avoid doing so. Alcohol is a depressant and can make mental health problems worse, especially when consumed in excess.
9. Take breaks
When you're feeling overwhelmed, take a few minutes to yourself to relax and rejuvenate. This could involve listening to music, taking a bath, or simply taking a few deep breaths.
10. Seek support
If you're struggling, there are many organisations that can offer support, including Lifeline, Beyond Blue, and Headspace. Don't hesitate to reach out for help.
The End of Financial Year can be a tough time for many of us, but it's important to remember to take care of your mental health. By following these tips, you can help reduce stress and anxiety and stay healthy during this period.
If you have any questions or need further help, get in touch with Karen and the team today so we can help you and your childcare out today!