Let’s Reset: Top Tips to Help you Achieve a More Positive Work/Life Balance
Wellbeing. It’s a word that seems to pop up everywhere you look. But what does it really mean? And how do we apply it to our day to day working and personal lives? That was a question that serial entrepreneur Suki Thompson thought to herself before writing her new book, LET’S RESET. Thompson wanted to promote a positive mental health and wellbeing mentality for everyone in the workplace and has subsequently founded her fourth business (Let’s Reset) to help advise businesses and individuals on how to achieve that.
With over 80 contributors LET’S RESET includes personal revelations and tips for wellbeing and resilience from CEO’s, founders, charity campaigners, and more. Suki wanted to highlight the relationship between health, vitality and commercial success (something that is often overlooked) and shine a light on how people can improve their own working situation, while also not being afraid to speak up if they’re struggling to cope at work.
Our very own General Manager, Sarah Harbon, features and speaks about her own work experiences and how she uses resilience to overcome challenging times. Sarah says “Resilience for me is about continuing to move forward. Business can be really difficult and will do everything to push us back, so being resilient is the only way to win.”
300 million people worldwide suffer from some form of mental health condition, so being aware of this in the workplace is vital. It’s important to support one another through tough times at work, check up on each other, or even just smile and say hello to people in the corridor. Little things like that go such a long way when people aren’t feeling their best.
LET’S RESET focusses on the importance of not being scared to speak out if you’re feeling overwhelmed at work. You shouldn’t be embarrassed to ask for help, everyone has experienced how you feel at some point in their lives and they’ll understand. Take the leap and tell a colleague that you trust, half the time once you’ve vocalised your emotions you feel a bit better.
LET’S RESET also touches on the topic of FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) which is rife in everyone’s lives in 2019. We all know the feeling of missing out on an event or being left behind from a social point of view, but FOMO in a work context is also a ‘thing’. Working extra long hours in the fear that you’ll miss out on that end of year bonus, or cramming your diary full of unnecessary meetings just in case you miss a vital piece of information. Take a step back and prioritise; be realistic about what you can achieve in one day. Some days you will have to work late or through your lunch break to get things done, that’s a fact of working life, but you shouldn’t feel obligated to do that and jeopardise time with you friends and family every day of the week.
We’ve put together some of our favourite top tips from industry leaders featured in LET’S RESET to help you achieve a more positive work/life balance:.
Top Tips to Help you Achieve a More Positive Work/Life Balance
“My top tip is to be true to who you are at work. The good, the bad and the ugly happens to all of us, but openness helps those around us” – Lady Nicola Mendelsohn CBE, VP Europe, The Middle East & Africa for Facebook
“Own your differences; don’t hide them, don’t fear them. Celebrate them and reveal them to everyone as they are what make you unique, memorable and truly awesome” – Nishma Robb, Marketing Director at Google
“When you have a weakness the easiest thing is to run away but I want to tackle mine” – Anna Hill, SVP at Weight Watchers (WWUK)
“You need girlfriends to help you through difficult times” – Sue Farr, Special Advisor, CHIME COMMUNICATIONS
“I am a better boss, colleague and leader because I am aware of people’s breaking points. If I think they are fragile, I try to intervene, make them self-aware and offer help. But it’s their choice if they want to talk. Always ask twice how a colleague is feeling or coping.” – Stevie Spring CBE, Chairman of MIND
“Addressing mental health and wellbeing in a positive way is good for individuals, employers, and society as a whole” – Neville Koopowitz CEO Vitality UK
You can buy LET’S RESET now for £40 and some of the proceeds will go to Mental Health Charity Mind.