Are you recharging your battery?

Dr. Howatt, President of Howatt HR Consulting, believes being in isolation for 2 weeks will greatly impact our mental health.  He says, “we are like batteries, and like batteries we can be anywhere from charged to empty on a daily basis.”

Personal and situational stressors can drain your battery such as stress, burnout, anxiety, harassment, chronic issues, gossip, workload, distrust, depression, injuries, and incidents.

You need to intentionally recharge your battery by prioritizing sleep, being active, eating fruits and vegetables and finding a connection rather than self-medicating.

If you have been following the NSFA on social media you can see we are trying to stay connected using zoom and Snapchat.  Today we had a coffee break for 15 min over zoom just to catch up on what is going on with everyone.  We are going to continue this on a daily basis.

Find creative ways to stay connected and charge your battery.

If you feel you are struggling with anxiety and depression as well as the inability to charge your battery, there is an anonymous peer support group online called The Big White Wall.  Visit bigwhitewall.com.  I screen shot is below giving a few details of how they offer support.

 

Alternatively, another source to reach out to is the Farm Family Support Center at 1-844-880-9142 it is confidential and immediate support is available 24/7/365.

Events

  1. Farm Safety Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Mental Fitness 101: Foundational Elements to Building a Mental Fitness Plan

    December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  3. Discovering the Root of Your Back Story: Prevention and Understanding of Back Injuries

    December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Forklift Operator Training

    December 10

Contact Us

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East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

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