Soulmio Mental Health Blog
Soulmio Mental Health Blog
Doing what you're paid for and nothing extra. That's a rough summary of the quiet quitting. For some, the phenomenon is a symbol of a healthy approach to work. For others, it's a different name for disengagement and a lack of ambition. Which side of the camp do you lean towards?
How do you recognize stress from burnout? When can stress be good for you? What stops employees from being authentic at work? How do you support your colleague without holding a degree in psychology? How do you lead caring, not patronizing conversations?
This May, we are joining the Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) that Mental Health America has recognized since 1949. Our English speaking clients can be looking forward to the thematic content that we're preparing with our therapists and consultants.
The team pits Czech and Ukrainian workers against Russian ones. Colleagues verbally attack each other. People argue and emotionally pile up. Superiors are pressuring you for results. In the middle of it all, you as the manager, and the team expects you to sort it all out—a challenging situation. But you're far from alone in this.
How to deal with intense emotions in the team during the current crisis situations? How HR department and team leaders can help? How can leaders take care of both their team members' and their own mental health? Here's what Soulmio psychologists Martina Mikeskova and psychotherapist Jiri Dohnal suggest.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to any situation in which we feel threatened. And the case itself, where war is closer than we would like, naturally falls into this category. We are overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness, fear, panic. Our insides clench. (text in English and Ukrainian)
Probably none of us expected that one day we would wake up to a situation that Europe had not seen for decades. We found ourselves within sight of a war conflict that has suddenly exposed our security of life and perception of safety to a huge emotional earthquake. (article in English and Ukrainian)
Relaxation exercises in Czech and English are suitable for everyday life and both for beginners and advanced learners. We want to use them to give people a helping hand in reducing stress, training concentration, dealing with sleep problems or recurring anxieties.
Sometimes, our mind needs immediate care. At another time, it cleanses itself while we immerse ourselves in pleasant, relaxing and enriching activities. I chose four tips typical for the summer season. However, you can try them during the rest of the year, too.
It feels almost 'mandatory' to be active in summer. Even during the moments, some would call rest. Biking, running, walks and swimming… Observe what brings you joy and what you only do because you feel you 'have to'.