As an experienced manager, I understand how tough this business has become on all involved, whether it be the newly started intern, our clients or us as the guys or girls trying to keep the 'show' on the road, day in, day out. Mental health has been much ignored in our business and I have no doubt that we all have stories of friends who have crashed and burned, even if we have not ourselves had direct personal experience of not coping.
I strongly believe that self-care is the real root of success.
If we are healthy in body, but often more importantly in mind, we will be most effective in helping to achieve the aspirations of our teams and our clients.
So, as the start of a willingness to put your mental health needs as a priority, I just invite you to spend 5 quiet minutes with this short video; turn off your cell, tell your assistant to hold all calls, close your eyes, open your ears and be present...give it a try...