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This year the theme I’m choosing as an area of focus on World Mental Health Day is Mental health at the workplace.
We always want our lives under control. We want to manage it all, but sometimes it just doesn’t work. Well, you are never marked or judged on how much you have in control or how much are you messing things up in life. What really matters is how well can you handle the “In control situation” and “Messed up situation”. Understand that life is beyond earning in general and way beyond financial gains alone. So here are some tips for you to handle these situations well and keep your mental health intact.
Work can be pressurizing and demanding, remember your only purpose in life is not to earn but to live with a purpose of doing well for yourself and your loved ones.
Love yourself: it all starts with loving yourself, value yourself and you will never have any doubts about yourself. Be aware of your strengths and weakness, understand them and work towards helping yourself to grow and shine. Invest some time in you, talk to yourself and motivate yourself every day.
It will never be easy: many things will not turn out the way you planned them to be. Who said it will be easy? Always be prepared to welcome the unwanted and deal with it with an open mind.
Be thankful: the trouble starts with you not being happy for what you have. It’s not bad to acquire wealth or work for more of it. But, remember to always be thankful for what you have.
Manage your social life: remember to have a social structure of support apart from your family, so you know where to ease out.
Your most important accessory is your SMILE… ! So wear one, and rest assured you have conquered half the battle.
No one remembers who you are or what your name is? All they remember is how you treat them. Treat everyone well, with respect and dignity.
Love the idea that you were born on this planet with a purpose. Take control of your life and have fun everyday. And lastly, remember that it’s not others but you alone who control yourself.
Happy working …. Sometimes you need to take it easy.
– The author, Harsh Vardan Kaur Chahal, counselor and HR executive
Recently, MD & CEO of Seshan’s Academy Infinity Pvt. Ltd., Swarnalatha Iyer was invited to be a panelist on NEWS 9 for a discussion on exam- related stress. The panel discussion was telecast live on the English News Channel. Apart from Swarnalatha, who participated as a consultant psychologist and counselor, the panel included child counselors, teachers, students and working professionals. The discussion focussed on multiple aspects of exam and related stress- adressing students and their parents- and attempted to provide workable solutions to both children and parents on how to reduce and deal with stress.
According to Swarnalatha, the approach which society has towards exams is one of fear. People tend to look at examinations as a “monster.” However, examinations are simply a mechanism of feedback to the student, which helps him/ her understand and evaluate where he/ she stands in terms of academics. With this perspective in hand, and by employing effective study skills, children will be able to enjoy their academics and fare well.
The discussion on NEWS 9 also addressed parents and teachers, and how they can form effective support structures for the student. Swarnalatha also spoke about what it is that parents must do in order to be stress-free themselves and nurture their children to face examinations with a stress-free mind.
The live telecast allowed general public to call in with their queries, and panelists addressed callers’ issues.
Here’s a small excerpt from the telecast:
(click the above link to see video)
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