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JJ Mazzo is a Senior Vice President at CrossCountry Mortgage and CORE Training Business Coach.
Maintaining mental fitness is essential for everyone, especially business professionals who often face challenges and stress in the workplace. Here are a few tips for staying mentally fit in business based on my experience in leadership roles and as a business coach.
Take breaks and practice self-care.
It’s important to take breaks and practice self-care to reduce stress and improve mental health. Include activities such as exercise, meditation or spending time with friends and family. Taking breaks and practicing self-care is essential for maintaining good physical and mental health. It’s important to remember that taking a break and stepping back from work is okay, even if you’re running a business. Taking breaks can help you be more productive in the long run. This practice of taking breaks and making time for self-care has helped me keep my focus on my leadership journey, rather than getting stalled by overworking myself.
Set boundaries in your business day.
Setting boundaries in your business day is a meaningful way to protect your time and energy and ensure that you can work effectively and efficiently. These boundaries can help you manage your time and energy more effectively. You are limiting the amount of work you take on or setting boundaries with colleagues and clients to ensure you have time for yourself and your personal life. Like the other tips in this article, setting boundaries is a practice that stuck with me after a process of trial and error.
Foster a positive work environment.
I stress to my clients the idea that a positive environment can significantly impact their mental health. If you’re struggling mentally or as a leader, make an effort to create a positive culture in your workplace. You can start by surrounding yourself with supportive and understanding colleagues. Fostering a positive work environment is vital for the productivity and well-being of both individual employees and the organization as a whole.
Finding support was crucial to my leadership path. Don’t be afraid to seek help if you’re feeling overwhelmed or struggling with mental health issues. This may include talking to a therapist or counselor or seeking support from colleagues or friends. Find a mentor who can offer guidance and support as you develop your business. A mentor can provide valuable advice, introduce you to new networks and help you stay focused and motivated.
Staying organized has worked hand in hand with taking breaks to help keep me on the right path. You’ll find that staying organized is crucial to maintaining mental fitness in business. Keeping your work organized can help reduce stress and improve productivity. Consider using tools such as to-do lists, calendars and project management software to stay on top of tasks and deadlines. Delegate tasks: Try to do only some things yourself. Delegating tasks to others can reduce your workload and allow you to focus on the most critical tasks. Organize your workspace: Keep your workspace clean and organized to help you stay focused and productive. Consider using storage solutions and organizing tools to keep your workspace clutter-free.
Remember, it’s crucial to prioritize your mental health to be successful in business. Be bold and take breaks and seek support when needed. By practicing self-care, setting boundaries, fostering a positive work environment, seeking help and staying organized, you can prioritize your mental health and be successful in business. Don’t hesitate to take breaks and seek support when needed. Starting and running a business can be a challenging and stressful endeavor. It requires hard work, dedication and resilience. It’s important to stay strong and focused to overcome the various obstacles and setbacks that can challenge your mental fitness along the way.