Supporting stress at DeskLodge for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

It is Mental Health Awareness Week and The Mental Health Foundation have chosen stress as their main theme of focus for 2018. DeskLodge would like to help towards combating stress in the workplace and how working with other people, in a coworking space, can really help towards reducing stress.

Stress is something that builds up over time, the more worried you become about reaching those deadlines and get the best performance out of your work, the more pressure you put on yourself and the more stressed you become.

One way to deal with stress is to talk to other people, interacting with our fellow humans can really remove you from a stressed state. Not only will they take your mind off your worries, they may even be able to help you to solve your problems. We are not saying go and hang out with people that really talk and don’t let you get a word in edgeways but there are lots of considerate, caring, friendly and funny people at DeskLodge who may help you to calm down, talk things over and distract you for a moment, which may be all you need.

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If you work from home, you will probably be missing human contact. Meeting new people can help you realise what you do and do not want to be like, as well as influencing and inspiring you to do things you hadn’t considered before. Coming to DeskLodge takes you out of your box (or living room in your pj’s) and into a colourful but calm space, that may help relieve your stress, loneliness and even open up those inspirational blocks that you just can’t get out of in your home environment.

DeskLodge has so many spaces that you can hid away when you need to in our cosy corners and quiet rooms or hang out with other DeskLodgers in our open hotdesking spaces and there is always someone to chat to in the kitchen, a real home from home vibe!

Why not come along to DeskLodge or your local coworking space. Stay out of the cafes where the pressure of groups of people standing over you as you hog a table or having to buy another coffee to keep your seat, is just adding to your stress. DeskLodge has free coffee, which actually isn’t highly recommended for stress, so why not try a cup of calming Peppermint Tea?

DeskLodge offer many perks that help you de-stress from weekly yoga classes for you to relax and unwind, a sports message therapist comes in once a fortnight to tackle aches, pains and tension or perhaps relaxing isn’t what you need? DeskLodge Bristol also have our own personal trainer to help you find the time to get fit and feel healthier, which is great for your body and mind.

Stress can bring on other mental health problems including anxiety and depression, recognising that you may have a problem is the first step. Combat stress before it snowballs, by talking to people and considering lifestyle changes that may be contributing to your stress. Mental Health is still such a taboo subject, it is so important to add some selfcare and love into your life, so help yourself and others will follow.

Please do not suffer alone whether it is stress or another mental health issue, talk to people, get help and most importantly love yourself and don’t feel bad about it, you deserve time out, treats and fun, it’s time for a bit of self-care!

DeskLodge will be holding an event with Health Care specialists Simply Happy on Thursday 14 June. Keep and eye out on our social media and blog for more information

Link - www.simplyhappy.org.uk

For more information on managing stress read this article by The Mental Health Foundation

Link - www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-manage-and-reduce-stress

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