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Mental Health and the Workplace: How to Check Your Stress and Take Care of You!

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If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that work and home life are more interconnected than we would like to think. With unprecedented times, it is common to rely on our coping mechanisms and push through – but is that sustainable or healthy even?

Conversations about mental health, stress management, and self-care are being brought into the workplace more often as burnout rates rise. You may think, “I don’t have time for ‘self-care,’ I have a deadline!” The truth is our success is tied to our ability to take care of our body, mind, and soul. Let’s explore some ways to identify if you are chronically stressed and ways to combat it!

As written in Healthline, “Long-term exposure to unmanaged stress can take a toll on your body and mental health, and recent research by Trusted Source suggests a potential link between work-related burnout and depression and anxiety.”

What are the potential signs of stress?

So how can we avoid burnout?

Mindfulness tricks to incorporate into your everyday routine:


Amy S. Tolbert, Ph.D., and Certified Speaking Professional is the founder and principal of ECCO International (Energizing Cultural Change in Organizations). She specializes in creating inclusive cultures through online courses, keynote presentations, and facilitated workshops and training. She is the author of Reversing the Ostrich Approach to Diversity: Pulling Your Head Out of the Sand.

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Lamothe, Cindy. “14 Ways to Manage Work Stress and Avoid Burnout.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 30 Oct. 2019,

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