Talking about your feelings can help you maintain your mental health and deal with times when you feel troubled. Talking about your feelings isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s part of taking charge of your well-being and staying healthy.
It can be hard to talk about feelings at work. If you have colleagues you can talk to or a manager who asks how you are during supervision sessions, it can help.
Identify someone you feel comfortable with and who will be supportive. You may want to think about what you want to disclose, who to and when a good time and place to do this could be.
If you are open about how you feel at work, especially if you are a leader, it might encourage others to do the same.
If you don’t feel able to talk about feelings at work, make sure there is someone you can discuss work pressures with – partners, friends, and family can all be a sounding board.