The Grande is a platter on Abuelo’s menu. It’s promoted as “The ultimate combination!” Seriously. Three enchiladas, a chile relleno, a tamale, crispy beef taco, and guacamole. (I recommend substituting veggies for the rice and beans and a tamale for the chile relleno.)
While waiting for The Grande to be created, warm chips and salsa become the foundation for this “small” platter. To avoid feeling stuffed Rita and I share the entree … still, my body feels overwhelmed.
The new norm
Too much of a thing leads to feelings of being overwhelmed. Whether food or feeling buried with work. Left unaddressed your mental well-being will suffer.
Dr. Edward Hallowell, author of “Driven to Distraction at Work” writes of what he calls attention deficit trait. It the result of being overwhelmed due to distractions, competing demands, being peppered with messages, living with constant noise, unplanned interruptions, and 24/7 connectivity. It’s today’s workplace and pace of life which is taking its toll on your mind’s health.
The “Healthy Mind Platter”
To help give the brain what it needs for healthy function, consider the “Healthy Mind Platter.”
The Healthy Mind Platter outlines seven types of mental activities that. This comes from the collaboration of Dr. David Rock , executive director of the NeuroLeadership Institute and Dr. Daniel Siegel , executive director of the Mindsight Institute and clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Create Space for Reflection
Feeling overwhelmed impacts productivity.
Much like stuffing on great Mexican food invites a siesta, so the overload from distractions, chaos, and technology can hinder us from operating at our best.
As you review the seven mental activities, how do your rate yourself?
What’s one thing you can do today to support your healthy mind?
Here’s to your mental health,