Increase your psychological resilience
Psychological resilience refers to the ability to mentally resist or adapt to uncertainty and adversity. Building resilience to life’s inevitable changes and challenges can help you deal with and manage stressors. Resilience can also help protect you from various mental symptoms. When the pandemic rolls into year three, health care professionals notice that stress and anxiety develop into major mental health problems. The month of mental health, which is observed annually in May, is a good opportunity to check out your feelings and thoughts so that you can live well and work well – May 2022!
Resilience does not develop overnight; it has been built over time and shaped by personal experience. Just like building muscle requires raising your psychological resilience time and commitment. Consider the following strategies:
- Adopt a healthy lifestyle. For a holistic approach to maintaining your physical well-being, you should prioritize sleep, eat healthy, stay hydrated and be physically active on a regular basis.
- Practice self-care. Get in the habit of taking care of yourself and doing activities that make you happy. It is important to prioritize oneself now more than ever.
- Maintain an optimistic view. It can be beneficial to adapt your thought process and reformulate any negative thoughts. Own your negative thoughts; when you say them out loud they can lose their power.
- Review your employee benefits. Your employer can offer support and resources for mental well-being, so check what is available in your plan.
Make your psychological resilience a priority this month. If you do something, focus on doing at least one thing each day for yourself that supports your overall well-being.
If you have any problems, contact a healthcare professional or use the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s national helpline by calling 800-662-HELP (4357).
Protect your vision
If your eyes feel healthy, it is easy to assume that they are healthy. But many eye diseases have no warning signs. In addition, your risk of certain eye diseases increases with age. Fortunately, early detection and prompt treatment can be successful and cost effective in the long run.
Here are practical ways to protect your eyesight:
- Take a regular sample. Complete eye exams consist of tests designed to evaluate your vision and check for eye diseases.
- Wear safety goggles. When playing sports or doing a task that requires goggles, wear goggles or goggles to prevent an eye injury.
- Put on your shades. Wearing sunglasses protects your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Do not forget to wear them when you are out!
- Do not smoke. Smoking can contribute to irreversible eye diseases, so quit or refrain from smoking to protect your eye health.
- Give your eyes a break. Staring at a computer screen for too long can cause painful eye strain. Try giving yourself a short break from looking at the screen whenever possible, or consider blue light-blocking glasses.
If you are concerned about your vision, talk to an ophthalmologist.
Spring clean your routine
Spring is not just for cleaning the closet. It is also a good time to refresh your mind and body. It is important to check yourself regularly; A routine refresher can help you avoid illness, reduce stress and feel in control. Consider the following ways to freshen up your daily routine this spring:
- Include seasonal fruits and vegetables in your snacks and meals. Seasonal ingredients can offer you a nutritional boost.
- Clean your home. No clothing, equipment or other belongings are prohibited, so get rid of items you no longer use.
- Move your workout outdoors as the days get warmer and longer. Outdoor exercise can benefit both your physical and mental health.
Check out last month’s edition of Live Well Work Well – April 2022.
All of us here at CoverLink wish you continued health and safety this year!