Message of the Day
Mindful Monday - November 23, 2020
Take a one-minute stretch break whenever you can throughout the day.
Stand up, change positions, stretch - anything to get your blood flowing. Frequent movement fuels your body and mind.
Mindful Monday - November 16, 2020
Write down your experience of the events this year.
Resilience is linked to making sense of stressful or traumatic events. We write or we express our stories to transform the traumatic memory to narrative memory.
Mindful Monday - November 9, 2020
Show someone concern without offering advice.
We may feel the urge to fix, rescue, change, or talk our loved ones out of their feelings because it hurts us to see them in pain. Instead of "How can I solve their problem," ask, "How can I be there for them in this moment?"
Mindful Monday - November 2, 2020
Stay in contact with family and friends.
However busy you may be at work and even if you are spending long hours at work, find time to check in with someone who matters to you. Even a quick text can give you a sense of connection and support. Ask them how they are doing and don't hesitate to tell them how you are doing and feeling.
Mindful Monday - October 26, 2020
Use a "feeling thermometer" to check-in with yourself.
When we are feeling our best, we are in the green zone. When we are a little uncomfortable, we are in the yellow zone. When we are uncomfortable, we are in the orange zone. When we are extremely uncomfortable, we are in the red zone. Where are you right now?
Mindful Monday - October 19, 2020
Identify your top "stressor signals" that remind you that your battery is running low.
Learning how to listen to your own particular signals is an important way to guide your microbreaks throughout your day. Common signals include rapid heart rate, strong negative feelings, and difficulty thinking clearly. When you notice your signal, take a brief pause to reset so you can be your best.
Mindful Monday - October 12, 2020
Limit your access to daily media.
Every time we are exposed to information that is stressful, our brains are activated to self-protect and this can throw us into a fight, flight, or freeze response. Disconnecting offers us an opportunity to manage our mental resilience.
Mindful Monday - October 5, 2020
Implement consistent routines in the home.
Doing things at about the same time every day makes our lives feel normal and predictable and is a simple way to take care of ourselves and our families.
Monday - Daily Activity Introduction
Mindfulness is the ability to be fully present in the moment. It can provide numerous benefits, from decreased stress and sadness to increased levels of focus and happiness, according to research. Mindfulness meditation practice is one way to truly experience the current moment and integrate that awareness into your everyday life.
Community Building & Wellbeing Activities
• Did you practice mindfulness today?
• Try these simple video exercises:
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