Workload Depression

How to Deal with Workload Depression: Helpful Tips

What is workload depression? Workload depression is characterized by feelings of hopelessness and sadness; it causes life’s typical struggles to feel overwhelming by fundamentally changing your way of thinking toward the negative. People often feel physically weak, lose their ability to work and concentrate, and have difficulty eating and sleeping properly and carrying on living a healthy life. As indicated …

7 Ways to Practice Self-Care (Even When You Feel Burned Out)

7 Ways to Practice Self-Care (Even When You Feel Burned Out)

Self-care is so important, yet many of us don’t practice it enough, especially when we need it the most. How can you take care of #1 (that’s you!) even when you’re feeling burned out? Even when you’re so busy that just the thought of adding one more item to your to-do list stresses you out? We’ve all been there… and …

5 Overlooked Self-Care Tips That Will Revamp Your Mental Health

5 Overlooked Self-Care Tips That Will Revamp Your Mental Health

While the concept of self-care has become somewhat trendy recently, taking an active role in one’s own health is easier said than done. Self-care is often missing from people’s busy lives. Whether due to lack of time or feelings of guilt, many of us regularly neglect our own well-being and happiness. Fortunately, some of the most effective self-care strategies (including …

Don't Forget to Care for Yourself When Pursuing Fitness Goals

Don’t Forget to Care for Yourself When Pursuing Fitness Goals

It happens to the best of us: You wake up one morning, brush your teeth, pick out your clothes… but when you try to put your pants on, they don’t fit anymore. You realize you’ve gained a little weight. You indulged a little too much over the holidays or your social life has gotten in the way of getting to …

Simple Joys, Relaxing Pursuits: 6 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care

Simple Joys, Relaxing Pursuits: 6 Easy Ways to Practice Self-Care

When you lead a busy life with pressing responsibilities at home and work, it can be easy to overlook your physical and psychological needs. However, you can’t take care of others if you neglect your own mental well-being. Check out the following easily integrated practices if you’re ready to make a positive lifestyle change and achieve good mental health. Get …

No, Yoga Is Not the Cure: How to Handle Unsolicited Mental Health Advice

No, Yoga Is Not the Cure: How to Handle Unsolicited Mental Health Advice

It’s a story I’ve shared in our book, Practical Wisdoms @ Work: someone who held authority in my life told me that, while it was okay that I was on antidepressants at the time, I shouldn’t be on them for more than a year. Here’s another story: while discussing my depression and mental health, a family member told my sister …

Injuries & Depression - Breaking My Leg While Working On My Master’s Thesis Taught Me That I Can Handle A Lot

Breaking My Leg While Working On My Master’s Thesis Taught Me That I Can Handle A Lot

I broke my leg really badly when I was in Spain doing my master’s program. I had to get surgery and now sport 7 screws and a plate in my leg. When I first started my recovery process, I only focused on two things: being able to walk again and finishing my master’s thesis. In the beginning, it was really …