How to Effectively Improve Your Mental Health and Well-Being in 2018

Spectrum Staffing is among the most experienced temp agencies in NJ, with more than 25 years of working with job seekers. Many job seekers come to us when they are at a negative point in their professional lives, whether due to an unsuccessful job search or because they are trying to leave a toxic work environment. Putting yourself first can help you achieve your professional goals and maintain a positive attitude to remain resilient through tough times. Here’s how to improve your mental health and well-being in 2018:

Get Into a Routine

Anxiety is often exacerbated by a lack of structure – when you don’t have a set routine, it’s more likely that you’ll feel overwhelmed by all the things you have to do, have trouble getting started, forget details, or be in a rush. Set up a daily routine that devotes time to accomplishing things that bring you satisfaction.

Ask for Support

Whether you’re dealing with personal or professional issues, consider reaching out and asking for support. Don’t be afraid to request assistance in tackling items on your To Do list or asking someone (in person or anonymously online) for advice or even just to vent. A lot of struggles are universal and plenty of people are willing to lend a supportive ear.

Find a Single Focus

Multitasking doesn’t increase your productivity – it multiplies your stress because you put out more work and have less to show for it since your efforts are scattered. Aim to focus on working on one thing at a time before moving onto the next. This applies in the workplace (such as working in “chunks” on like tasks before moving on) or personally (master one new habit at a time instead of trying to overhaul your entire life).

Care For Your Body

Exercise, nutrition, and sleep are often the first things to go when you’re struggling mentally, but your overall mental well-being is greatly influenced by your physical health. When you take care of your body, you’re more likely to have the energy you need to tackle stressful situations and get motivated to work toward fulfilling your goals and dreams.

Is your current job situation negatively impacting your mental health and well-being? Turn to Spectrum Staffing Services to find the best new opportunities for you. As one of the top temp agencies in NJ, Spectrum’s team of professional recruiters can match you with jobs that are a match for your skills and goals. Learn more – search Spectrum’s current open positions.