ARTICLE SUMMERY: As designers we all experience stress at one time or another, some people more than others. Whether its a difficult client, long hours, short deadlines or a killer commute, we all have it.

BLUE MONDAY: HOW TO PROTECT YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK is an article by Michael Gearon about his personal experience with stress and it’s effect on him and how to deal with it.

As creatives there is nothing more important to us than our mental health. Its important for us to stay sharp, focused, and innovative in delivering what our clients need. Michael Gearon, through his own personal experience has a few suggestions to help us in dealing with the stress that on occasion seems to overwhelm us. Some of these tips include,

  • Open up
  • Prioritise sleep
  • Rethink your downtime
  • Remember you’re not invincible

These are a few of the suggestions in this article that will help you deal with the stress and stay mentally sharp for the challenges that design brings you no matter what is going on around you.

Let us know what you think about this article and how you deal with stress.