The events of the past few months have been unprecedented. Now more than ever, it is important to stay on your A-game and keep your spirits lifted. Be sure to spend some time taking care of yourself!
As you continue to navigate your new normal, I want to share some tips for focusing on your own well-being, reset your goals and reboot your routine so that you feel recharged and ready to support your family, friends and community. You’ll also learn a few helpful ways to practice self-care, so that your emotional wellness remains in great shape.
While we can’t control what happens to us, we can control how we view those situations. I hope this information helps you and your family stay strong, hopeful and encouraged as you move through your daily lives. If I can help in anyway, please do not hesitate to call.
Be strong. Be safe. Be kind.
RESET YOUR GOALS
Refresh: Reread the goals you set back in 2019, and determine which ones you are still able to pursue.
Adjust: Update the goals you are pursuing to reflect your current reality and circumstances.
Evaluate: Look at your current situation to determine what actions are working and which ones are not.
Plan: Write down small steps to take you toward your goals. Include key players and any schedule changes you might need to make.
Act: Carry out your plan, change your habits and march toward your new goals one step at a time.
RE-FOCUS YOUR ROUTINE
Time to Move: Walking, jogging, dancing-anything to get you on your feet to shake (or sweat) off the negativity.
Intentional Media: Adding a p ositive podcast or book into your media routine can help keep you on a productive track.
Your Health First: Prioritizing personal health will help you feel physically and mentally stronger.
Accountability is Key: if you have a friend who wants to also kick some old habit or restart their routine, connect with them and take the reset together.
RE-CENTER WITH SELF CARE
Journal: Writing down your thoughts and experiences helps you process and unload in times of stress. Keep it digital with journaling apps like Day One, Momento (iOS only) or Five Minute Journal.
Daily Self Check-ins: Take a few moments each morning to assess how you’re doing that day. Notice any feelings of anxiety or anger about the day before or the day ahead. Be honest about those emotions throughout your day — this will make for more pleasant interactions with those around you.
Take a Personal Day: Even if you’ve been working remote, take a day to go offline. Spend it doing an activity with your family, or taking a walk outside. Whatever you do, make sure it leaves you feeling recharged and re-energized.
Sleep: This is one of the most neglected self-care activities! Start a bedtime routine that calms you down, so you’re ready to sleep as soon as your head hits the pillow. Aim for at least 7-9 hours per night, according to the National Sleep Foundation.1
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