Most full-time employees spend around half their waking hours at work. It is therefore perilously easy to slip into depression if you aren't enjoying your job. Here's some advice to help you get into the right headspace and rise above the negativity.
The following tips come courtesy of the UK-based financial resource centre Quid Corner. As the company points out in an accompanying blog post, job-related stress is not only detrimental to workplace productivity but also your personal well being.
"While you might not be able to prevent negative thoughts from creeping up at work, there are plenty of effective ways to deal with them," Quid Corner explains.
"It all starts with improving your emotional agility, the process that enables us to navigate life’s twists and turns with self-acceptance, clear-sightedness and an open mind."
The supplied infographic outlines eight stress-management techniques backed by psychologists. Combined, they will help you to regulate your emotions and minimise the impact of a destructive mindset.
The proffered remedies range from deep breathing and visualisation exercises to writing about recent positive experiences. It also identifies the common types of negative thinking to watch out for. Check out the full list below:
[Via Quid Corner]
If depression is affecting you or someone you know, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.