According to the World Health Organization (WHO), mental health is a state of mental well-being that enables people to cope with the stresses of life, realize their abilities, and contribute to the world we live in. It is an integral part of our well-being that heavily impacts our ability to make decisions and build relationships.
Given its significance and the role it plays in the aviation community, I decided to join the Emirates Peer Support Team to share the tools, skills, and information I’ve gained over the years to transform my own life with individuals who may be experiencing similar struggles.
The Peer Support program aims to provide accessible, supportive guidance and assistance to colleagues following challenging work and personal situations. As members of this team, we are all there to listen, assist, and link peers to available resources to help them find effective solutions to overcome any difficulties they may be facing in complete confidence.
This week, we visited some of our Pilot and Cabin Crew colleagues at Emirates Group HQ to chat about the support we provide. The topic of discussion was the importance of self-compassion; the need for us to be less critical of ourselves and to instead acknowledge our resiliency and what we are capable of.
Higher levels of self-compassion are linked to “increased feelings of happiness, optimism, curiosity, and connectedness, as well as decreased anxiety, depression, rumination, and fear of failure.” -National Library of Medicine.
SO, when you get the chance- try to stop, take a moment to reflect, and ask yourself:
- What’s one thing today I will celebrate?
- What is my favorite thing about myself?
- What is a recent achievement, big or small, that I am proud of?
It will make a difference!
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Disclaimer: My posts are my personal views and do not represent the views of my company.