Self-Care For Professionals


July 11 2022 Mr. Utkarsh Yadav 202 Views

Working professionals often ignore their own health, mental and emotional wellbeing, and are preoccupied with their responsibilities both at work and home. Struggling with regular work-life conflicts they often choose to brush-off their fatigue, stress, frustration under the rug and look for weekends to vent out and recharge themselves.

If we look at the concept of self-care, it is very similar to the safety procedures on an aircraft:

If the air-pressure drops, fit your own oxygen mask first, before attending to children or dependents.

Lifestyle of every professional may be different but taking care of oneself each day can ease many difficulties that arises with enormous investment of emotion, time, and energy at work and personal life. To be successful and committed to your short term and long-term objectives, professionals should be level-headed, mentally active, and physically efficient.

The problem is that most working professionals find it hard to make time to take care of their physical and mental wellbeing. So, who can help you in this? No-one else but YOU..!!

Here are some self-care tips that you could take benefit from:

Self-care tips for professional while at home:

  • Make sure you are getting enough and adequate sleep of 6-8 hours.
  • Start with any physical exercise, Yoga, mindfulness or guided meditation techniques.
  • Spend time with your loved ones who helps you in relaxing and making your mood joyful.
  • Set a time to process your inner thought by reflection, and ponder.
  • Spend time with pet or take care of animals.
  • Separate personal life and professional life, and do not bring work at home.
  • Allocate a time for your self-care (does not include scrolling through your phone..!!).
  • Spend your hard-earned money on something that boost your happiness rather than on material possessions.

Self-care tips for professional while at work:

  • Create a time schedule and structure your work day.
  • Make a list of three things each day that you want to accomplish.
  • Honour your time, energy, and contribution.
  • Reflect on your positives and find ways to reduce your weaknesses.
  • Strengthen your support networks
  • Take necessary break and avoid sitting at one place for too long.
  • Surround yourself with colleagues who inspires you and supports you.
  • Make you workspace reflect your best self.
  • Foster a positive attitude creates hope for a better future
  • Practice act of kindness and forgiveness.
  • Take a Victory lap. Enjoy victory after success with your team to look back at the previous month or quarter, and name or write down what went well or what felt particularly satisfying. 
  • Talk with Therapist, Coach or Mentor regularly.

These quick tips will help you promote your self-care, and add physical and mental wellness in your life. For more mind rejuvenation techniques and resolving conflict in your personal and professional life seek help from trained professionals/life coaches/psychologist and therapists. Online counsellor, psychologist, and therapist can also help you to focus on your self-improvement strategies, resolve personal and professional conflict and promote your own mental well-bring. Connect and talk with the best psychologists in India at your own comfort and ease on at online counselling platform for mental health. With the team of best counsellors and top psychologists at TalktoAngel, can guide you in directing towards self-care practices and help you take care of your mental health by yourself.

Companies have also started implementing wellness initiatives to promote improved mental health awareness. To prioritise employees' well-being, several organisations are providing wellness services, yoga courses, or mindfulness exercise camps, like TalktoAngel. You can discuss with your organisation about Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) or corporate wellness programs that are directed towards promoting physical and mental well-being of employees. You can also seek EAP and corporate wellness program support provided by TalktoAngel and start a positive mental health journey in your organisation.