HIF Mental Health Week 2020
We love partnering with HIF each other to create a video production surrounding Mental Health. It’s been a challenging year for all of us. On this World Mental Health Day, don’t forget to check in on your mental health.
By using video, HIF captures the team members that make them great. Video is a fantastic way to bring a personal touch to your marketing, and HIF continues to knock it out of the park in their HIF Mental Health Week 2020 video.
How would you describe 2020 in three words?
What is happening? Roller coaster still moving. Introverts dream holiday. omg wtf and yolo!
What have you learned about yourself this year?
Really easily distracted. I need people around and the energy I get from other people. I thought working from home was going to be great all the time extra sleep and then two weeks and I was like yeah I’m over this now. I can do a lot more things than I thought I could originally do. I’ve learned that I can adapt to change. I never enjoyed cooking but then I had to. I sat down and did it. I got a new puppy and I found things I coped with when my last dog was a puppy I didn’t cope with very well this time.
What are you most grateful for in 2020?
Well I’m most grateful for the technology that allows me to connect with family. Being able to work from home definitely, online shopping so you can go shopping without having to bump into people. The thing i’m probably most grateful for in 2020 is my family and my friends. When it comes to physical health it was actually a positive especially when we’re in a lockdown.
How has 2020 impacted your physical and mental health?
My jog every day was the one thing that I actually looked forward to I think. When we had lockdown, my step count on my Fitbit was pretty crap but I think I obviously got through that and I really try to get more focus on the physical side of things. But I think it’s definitely had an impact on my mental health in terms of like feelings of isolation and anxiety but it’s also taught me a lot of good things and a lot of good coping mechanisms mental health has kind of come out in kind of a revelation. So it’s been a heavy ride but it’s been a good outcome.
What has the highlight of 2020 been for you?
Being able to spend so much time with my 16-year-old Brussels Griffin named Percy. This was the first year that I’d ever tried a bagel, oh my gosh, amazing! Building a house for my children and myself, I also took on coaching OZ kick which I was a bit nervous about doing but I thought i’ll just give it a go and that’s actually been really rewarding, it’s carnage with 11 5-year-olds running around.
How have your work colleagues supported you during this time?
Ugh, they have just been useless I tell you. Just had nothing but trouble from all of them. Cut that out! Just their laughter, that’s probably the biggest thing for me is hearing someone laugh it’s like it’s it’s contagious. I’ve been incredibly well supported by a new team that i didn’t know until recently. I’ve made some really good friendships at HIF and they’re always there to make me laugh every day so it’s never a dull day in the office, they’re always there to cheer me up
What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to someone this year?
If I was going to give 2020 some advice I’d tell her to just calm down I think. She’s done enough. Talk to friends talk to family, you know. You’re not alone, don’t be afraid to speak to people. You’re not alone and my advice to people who are having a tough time is to be kind. You might find that just having a small positive impact on someone else’s day will leave a positive impact on yourself. It might take you six months it might take you a year it might take you two years but you will get back to being the person you were and being happy again.
February 4, 2021