We’ve all had days at work when subpar mental health has made it difficult to be productive. Both low mood and anxiety can make it hard to focus and concentrate. When you’re feeling like this, here are some tips to try.
1. Reach out to a friendly colleague.
When people are feeling depressed or lonely, they tend to assume other people aren’t interested in them or don’t care about them. This is usually a misperception.
The problem is that it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you think others don’t care about you, you’ll isolate yourself, and become more lonely.
If people don’t know what’s going on for you, they can’t offer you support. Try letting people into your world. Reach out to people you haven’t talked to in a while. For example, a colleague who does your job at another company, your grad school buddies, or people you’ve worked