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Your mental health is paramount. In the workplace, we can often feel pressured to be ‘on’ all the time, but people aren’t machines – sometimes, you’ll feel stressed, overworked, or like you just aren’t coping. Let’s consider the importance of translating your needs in the workplace, communicating your boundaries, and asking for help when you need it.
Point 1: Be honest
Be honest about what you’re struggling with, are confused about, or need help with.
Speak respectfully, but also respect yourself. The reality is, sometimes you may get a negative response even when you’ve done everything right. But part of promoting a dialogue around mental health in the workplace is feeling empowered to speak about it openly and without shame.
Point 2: Know that you don’t have to go into specifics
If you’re dealing with a difficult situation at home or mental health-wise, you don’t have to go into details to justify how you’re feeling.
Point 3: Thinking about taking a mental health day
It is legitimate to ask for a mental health day off to rest and recuperate.
Point 4: Be empathetic
Understand your boss’ concerns. Explain how you’re taking active steps to manage your workload and look after yourself.
Point 5: Conquer your fear of confrontation.
Confrontation is hard, but here are some tips to make it easier.
Prepare by writing down what you want to say. Make sure you:
Point 6: Go directly to the person you’re having an issue with
Do not create communication triangles, which can lead to gossip and hurt feelings.
Point 6: Seek help from a professional if need be
Help is always available, and sometimes a professional perspective is the best way forward.