Exposing Our Need To Be Busy - October Health

October Content Library

Exposing Our Need To Be Busy

Archived Forest You are reading the takeaways of an archived Forest session. Join a live Forest any time to participate.

What we covered

In our upcoming Forest session, we will explore the importance of calm and relaxation for mental well-being, focusing on the restless mind's need for stimulation. It is common in our fast-paced world to constantly seek out activities, stimulation, and busyness to fill our days. However, this constant need for busyness can be detrimental to our mental health.

The Restless Mind

Dr. Jon Kabbat-Zinn's mindfulness work emphasizes the practice of 'Pausing' for a more deliberate and insightful approach to decision-making. This practice allows us to cultivate a sense of calm and presence in the midst of our busy lives, helping us to navigate challenges with clarity and focus. By recognizing and addressing our restless minds, we can better understand the underlying need for constant stimulation and busyness.

Importance of Calm and Relaxation

Being in a constant state of busyness can lead to stress, burnout, and a lack of fulfillment. It is essential to prioritize moments of calm and relaxation to recharge and nurture our mental well-being. Through the practice of mindfulness and intentional pausing, we can cultivate a sense of inner peace and resilience, even in the midst of a busy work environment.

The Workplace Connection

Mark's mission to help organizations become mentally fit, create safe spaces, manage focus, develop EQ, and prepare for the future workplace aligns with our goals of promoting mental wellness in the workplace. By acknowledging the detrimental effects of constant busyness, organizations can prioritize creating an environment that supports employees' mental well-being. Implementing tools and resources, such as October's digital group sessions, assessments, and educational content, can help employees to manage stress and find moments of calm within their workday.

Conclusion

Constant busyness has become a societal norm, but it is crucial to recognize the negative impact it can have on our mental health. By integrating mindfulness practices, intentional periods of calm, and support resources such as October's offerings, individuals and organizations can work towards prioritizing mental well-being in the workplace.

Remember, October provides educational and supportive content only and is not a replacement for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have clinical needs, please seek help from a licensed healthcare provider. And in emergencies, please call your nearest emergency department or use our emergency button on the top right-hand corner of our app.

Head over to the Live Forest now or browse more Archived Forest content in the library.

Related reading...

The Power Of Healthy Self-esteem

In the context of the workplace, promoting healthy self-esteem among employees is essential for fostering a positive work environment and enhancing productivity. Recognizing and acknowledging employees' contributions, providing opportunities for skill development and growth, and offering constructive feedback can all contribute to boosting self-esteem in the workplace. Moreover, creating a culture of support and open communication can empower individuals to voice their thoughts and ideas, further reinforcing their sense of value and worth within the organization.

Redefining Success and Productivity

Redefining Success and Productivity - Panda Forest - Join us for an enlightening Forest session led by Sarah, a mental health educator advocating for a holistic and compassionate approach to success and...

Redefining Success and Productivity

Redefining Success and Productivity - Panda Forest - Join us for an enlightening Forest session led by Sarah, a mental health educator advocating for a holistic and compassionate approach to success and...

Looking for more?
Download October for Free.

Disclaimer: The creation of this content was assisted by an artificial intelligence (AI) technology powered by the October Companion. While every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy and reliability, we cannot guarantee that it’s error-free or suitable for your intended use. The information provided is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional advice. We recommend that you consult with a qualified professional for guidance specific to your individual circumstances. We do not accept any liability for any loss or damage that may arise from reliance on the information provided in this content.