This is our innate wisdom helping us see the impact of our state of mind on our productivity in the workplace. Mental wellness is not about the absence of anxiety, depression and overwhelm. Mental wellness is about knowing that we are innately well, and that as part of being human, we often times believe in our anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed thoughts about a situation. And thus we feel these thoughts. But the wellness is always there.
When we realize this simple distinction, it reduces our tendency to feel offended or upset at what others do or say. It strengthens our ability to stay present to what is actually being communicated, instead of buying into our reactive thoughts about the situation. The freedom that this psychological agility provides in addressing workplace challenges with creativity and insight is simply profound. I will share more examples of this freedom in future writings.