Key takeaways

Healthy Minds with the NeuroLeadership Institute
Mental health is crucial to a person’s overall well-being.
Healthy Minds with the NeuroLeadership Institute
Sleep, exercise, nutrition, and genuine downtime are all important factors that contribute to our mental health.
Healthy Minds with the NeuroLeadership Institute
Maintaining a healthy mind can help us to manage stress, increase our happiness, and prevent burnout.

Contributors

Kendra Strudwick
Kendra Strudwick
Head of Learning – APAC
NeuroLeadership Institute

In the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives it can be easy to forget about taking care of ourselves, not just physically, but mentally as well. Our mental health and well-being are of crucial importance to how we act, how we think, and how we navigate challenges, just to name a few. Keeping a healthy mind can help us to keep a healthy body and lowers the risks of negative mental impacts that can arise from stress and burnout. 

In this engaging and informative discussion, Candice Eaton Gaul, Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader, is joined by mental well-being specialist Kendra Strudwick, Head of Learning – APAC, NeuroLeadership Institute, as they delve into the actionable steps for maintaining a healthy mind, emphasising the importance of factors within our control, such as adequate sleep, downtime, and nutrition. 

Comparing the brain to a muscle that requires consistent exercise for optimal function, practical advice is given on fostering emotional resilience, urging individuals to recognise, label, and articulate their emotions to enhance emotional literacy. Candy and Kendra delve into stress management, identifying the delicate balance of neurochemistry, emotional processing, and taking responsibility for our emotional impacts on others to form an effective stress response. 

In addition to stress management, Candy and Kendra discuss the importance of downtime, emphasising the value of unplugging and allowing time for your mind to wander in an unstructured setting, and how much our sleep routines can affect our mental well-being. 

All of this and more is discussed in this insightful video that aims to give you the steps you need to help you maintain a healthy mind both inside and outside of the workplace. Watch now to learn more.