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3 Ways To Nurture Your Mental Health When You Have a Call Center Job - Finnegan Pierson - ContactCenterWorld.com Blog

3 Ways To Nurture Your Mental Health When You Have a Call Center Job

Going to work is a normal part of everyday life. While all jobs are different they all require a lot, whether it's physically, mentally or a mixture of the two. No matter what your profession is, prioritizing health is essential for your success and comfort. 

If you work in a sedentary or isolated work environment such as a call center, prioritizing your mental health is one of the most important things you can do. When you don't have much face-to-face interaction with others or you're sedentary for most of your shift, it can be detrimental to your well-being — especially if you're not taking care of yourself properly.

Here are three ways to nurture your mental health so you're at your best when you're on the job. 

1. Commit to Positive Changes

Who doesn't have something about themselves that they'd like to improve or change? While it's only natural to want to do this, there are certain situations where putting your health first makes certain changes necessary.

Unfortunately, there isn't always a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to doing this. That alone can be a detriment to progress. And when you're working in a call center environment, finding ways to feel your most stable and comfortable will make a big difference in your workday.

If you're having difficulties managing stress, working with a therapist could be helpful in finding a better overall balance. If you're struggling with addiction, seeking out support through professionals such as Peter Dodge could be exactly what you need to overcome your addiction and become your best self. 

Because this type of work environment can be isolating, it's common for personal issues to become exacerbated. It's also easy to feel alone, even when you aren't. You might even consider forming a group of sorts at your workplace, even if it's just to share experiences or resources. Connecting with others going through similar trials is a great way to give and receive support, which is good for everyone.

2. Get Quality Sleep 

When you work a job that's typically sedentary and isolated, ensuring you're as well-rested and on a consistent sleep schedule will be essential to being alert throughout each shift. This is especially important if you work an alternative shift, such as overnight

Fortunately, the same tips and tricks for those working daytime schedules will also be helpful here. Keeping your bedroom at a comfortable temperature, making it as dark as possible and limiting your exposure to blue light an hour before your turn in will all make a difference in the quality of your sleep. 

If you're going to be switching to a new shift, be prepared for an adjustment period in your routine. Remember, consistency is everything.

3. Improve Your Environment 

It's no surprise that the environment you spend your time in has a big impact on how you feel. However, work environments aren't always ideal, especially when it comes to mental health. Even if you work from the comfort of your home, it's important to make sure your workspace is conducive not just to work, but to your mental health as well.

Finding ways to improve the lighting or invite more fresh air into your space will go a long way. Try swapping out lighting in your workspace for some that's more natural, such as a sunlight lamp. An easy-care houseplant or having stress-relieving gadgets within reach will go a long way in making your space friendlier.

Don't forget about ergonomics. Fortunately, there are many ways to make improvements. It could be as simple as swapping out your traditional desk chair for a yoga ball or convertible desk, or learning new techniques to stretch and move your body throughout your shift. Feeling good at work will be invaluable to your mental health, so do what you need to do to get there.

No matter what you do for work or where you do it, you should always prioritize your mental health. While everyone's journey to maintain and improve it is different, one thing remains the same. There are always things you can do to look out for yourself and there will always be resources available to help you along the way. 

Publish Date: April 17, 2021 4:01 AM

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