The job of employers has always been tough to extract best out of their employees. The coronavirus induced lockdown times, however, are acting like salt on a wound thus, mental health is an eminent aspect to never forget. As there is a popular saying, "A sound mind lives in a sound body", an employer also needs to focus on its health along-with mental health to become more productive and diligent at work.
If you are an employer, it might have happened to you that your employee doesn't pay heed to your words or is of reluctant behavior to meet-up the organization's expectations which trigger and agitate you. But remember, your attitude will be further reflected in your team members.
Don't worry! We are here to help you out. Follow the below mentioned easy tips to keep stress at bay and to improve your mental health:
1) Adequate Nutrition
Your brain might account for just 2% of your body weight, but it actually accounts for 20% of the energy that your body uses in a day. Hence, paying extra attention to your nutrition becomes very important for the functioning of your brain. When your nutrition isn't optimized, it doesn't meet the brain's demands. Consume foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to maintain a healthy functioning brain.
2) Maintain a social life
We understand that everyone's stuck at home due to the lockdown that has been imposed. But the Internet has been quite constant at letting us connect with people worldwide. And this is the time when you must socialize with your close ones even more. Set up a zoom call get together with your extended family, catch up with your friends on conference calls every other evening after work hours, make time to watch a movie or two over the weekends with friends who stay in another city or country. This will greatly help you stabilize your mental health during these tough times.
For many people, working out seems to be an outlet to flush out all the frustration and annoyance that staying home can bring. Being a leader, you might have to work extra hours to ensure work is done in time, manage employees with their weekly tasks, and set overall goals for the company. All of it while managing a work-life balance. Exercising daily for a few minutes can help you release the pressure that builds up in your mind and it even proves to be beneficial for your mental health.
4) Delegate more responsibility
As a leader, sometimes you feel the need to do everything by your own self in an effort to do everything the right way. Why don't you delegate more responsibility to some of your best performing team members? This doesn't mean you lack strength, it just means you are economizing your energies.
5) Get quality sleep
There will be days when you feel exhausted and drained mentally and won't be able to concentrate on work. This often happens to those who are complete workaholics and can't switch their minds off when they are off working hours. A mind that is too active doesn't let you sleep well. But getting quality sleep is of utmost importance in order to keep your mental health in check. Try to work on getting good sleep each night and you will perform better as a leader.