1/3 of UK workers are currently dealing with an anxiety, wellbeing or mental health issue. This article has some great suggestions in how to overcome this:
- repetitive tasks to avoid runimation
- setting boundaries with cognitive processing, to acknowledge stress but not get drawn into it
- sticking to the details of events rather than interpretations
- adjusting thinking to action, not abstraction
Some good tips to take away for yourselves and for those who work with you.
Humans naturally want to know why things happen, Watkins says, but scratching around your brain for causes can become unhealthy, especially when you start pointing the finger of blame toward yourself.“Some bad stuff happened, and I’m trying to make sense of it.I want to make sense of it,” he says.“What happens is often the questioning turns in on itself: why did it happen to me? Why does this keep happening to me? Why can’t I do this as well as I used to? It ends up taking the person out of the details of the situation, which makes it that much harder to solve it. It also tends to make them more self critical.”And the more abstract you get, the more the negative filters—the depressive schemata— can take over.Before you know it, everything's been massively exaggerated and escalated and generalized.”