While your physical well-being is incredibly important, it is equally important to care for your emotional and mental well-being. This is a tough business- people may be harsh, critical, and demanding. You will likely encounter a troublesome staff member, client, or situation at some point. Whatever arises, you have to protect your mental health.
- Set Boundaries: Set and maintain personal and professional boundaries. Make this a habit you consistently practice.
- Eliminate Toxic People: This article offers great advice about 10 types of people that should not carry over into your New Year.
- Take Time for Yourself: Allow yourself time to meditate, reflect, and engage in positive, rewarding activities that you enjoy.
- Spend Time with Loved Ones: Be around people you like; people that uplift you vs. weighing you down.
- Practice Stress Management: Stress can be challenging, tiring, and cumbersome. Find tools and techniques that will help you manage difficult situations.
One of our biggest challenges as an industry is allowing ourselves to be mentally healthy and stress-free without feeling guilty. Allow yourself to be proud of your accomplishments and recognition. Separate yourself from unnecessary judgement, and be fully confident in what YOU do.