Greetings! I hope you are doing well! Are you gearing up for Q4? Sometimes, I think the stress of thinking about Q4 is worse than the actual Q4… Nevermind, I take that back. Q4 is HARD you guys!!!
Whether you market group, Medicare or individual plans, the upcoming months are BUSY. We are all expected to do more these days, with less. Not to mention, a national pandemic happening around us! Please remember during these upcoming weeks and months that your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Don’t forget to BREATHE!
The National Institute for Health recommends that we take proactive steps to manage our stress and help colleagues do the same. Among their recommendations are three that are particularly critical in the workplace.
- Self-Awareness: Create space and a structure to enable employees to reflect on their stress and the state of their wellbeing. Stress gets much worse if it goes undetected and builds over time.
- Clarity: Similarly, unclear goals and not prioritizing workloads can lead to increased levels of stress. Employees need support to make sure their goals are clear and that they are focused on the right priorities.
- Social Support: Social connection is a buffer that enables employees to process their stress and release it. Employees need positive, consistent, and vulnerable relationships with their co-workers.
Please consider attending our upcoming “Legislators & Links” event for some fun social time before we are too busy to see one another!