The top mental health first aid tactics (for when you’re feeling burnt out at work)

Regardless of where you come from, it’s possible to get burnt out at work. Even the most resilient people can end up with burnout symptoms, characterized by feeling unable to rest properly, irritable, and lethargic – that’s when you know you need mental health first aid to tackle the problem. This can be especially prevalent for workers in creative industries, where your brain is the primary source of work output.

If you’re feeling burnt out and wondering how to get back on track, keep reading. We’ve ranked the top mental health first aid tips to help you feel better and keep moving.

Get active

physical activity reduces anxiety

One of the best forms of mental health first aid is physical activity. Not only does physical activity release endorphins (good bodily chemicals that make you feel great), it can also help boost self esteem as your body becomes more fit. 

Stefan Kollenberg, co-founder of tech company Crescendo, said going in the morning before work is a great way to start the day. He added that he started working out as a way to overcome feeling sluggish and rushed in the mornings, which was hitting his confidence levels – and it worked for him.

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