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mental health is valued and mental health treatment
is not a source of shame, says Jackson. "Refer these
individuals to mental health professionals in their
community available through your EAP," she says.
Suggesting simple at-home tips and tricks such as
going for walks and practicing mindfulness can also
help, says Wind. Employers should also be open to
the fact that some of their workforce may need to take
a break to preserve their own well-being. Companies
can accommodate this, he says, by providing a lighter
workload temporarily or even encouraging them to
take some time off in order to regroup.
Follow a Cadence
One vital way to help maintain both mental and
physical well-being is to encourage employees to
adopt a regular routine.
The key to determining a schedule for your day,
says Jackson, is to prioritize the right things and lean
into those priorities with great intentionality. Try, for
example, to get up at the same time every morning
and go to bed at the same time every night. Strive to
eat three healthy meals a day, exercise regularly, and
set up consistent times to interact with other people
in the context of self-care.
Ferri adds her own tips: Make coffee or tea in
the morning, listen to a podcast, and get dressed
as though you were going into the office. Attempt
to dedicate a separate area of your home for work.
This may be difficult for those who don't already
have a home office. It helps to separate where you
work from the space where you relax, so you can
"turn off" your brain at the end of the day.
Keep your water intake up, step outside for fresh
air and sunlight several times a day, keep all work
out of your bedroom-since this can affect how you
sleep-and log off work at the assigned time and
leave it alone until the next day, recommends Ferri.
Take Regular Breaks
Sometimes you get into a rhythm and don't want
to stop working, but you must. This is applicable to
both employer and employees.
"Quite literally, give yourself a break," says Ferri.
"Stretch and take walks throughout the day; don't
chain yourself to your computer."
Physician and Ayurveda specialist Rachna
Gadhok, M.D., suggests doing yoga to break away

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