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Get Creative with Self-Care

Sandbox S. ASEBP | July 10 2017 8:20 AM
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It’s important to keep in mind that looking after ourselves will help us be more productive and provide better care for others. Although self-care activities can be unique to each of us, there are a number of ways to proactively foster a culture of self-care in the workplace. What are some activities that your staff do that contribute to building a culture of self-care?

Janelle P. ASEBP | July 13 2017 10:06 AM

I came across an article on this topic that offered many thoughtful ways to get the ball rolling.

From memorable quotes like, “self-care requires self-awareness; knowing what we need in every moment of the day, week, month and acting upon it as best as we can” to great tips, there were a lot of takeaways.

 Here are some highlights from the article that stuck with me and are easy to apply:

1.      Encourage staff to take regular lunch breaks away from their desks

2.      Encourage staff to accept that getting everything done in a day is sometimes impossible

3.      Create a healthy email policy—be mindful of the burden of emails on staff and implement ways to reduce it in order to increase productivity and efficiency

4.      Practice what you preach—be a positive self-care role model

5.      Share self-care tips with staff through internal communications and invite colleagues to share what has worked for them

 

Another great read is the Being Self-Care Aware blog by The Sandbox Staff.