National Self Care Month
As the school year gets into full swing and schedules start to overflow, it is important to remember that September is National Self Care Month! Since we tend to take care of others before ourselves, it is important to make time for yourself each day. There are small steps you can take to better self-care this month, such as: switching up your routine and taking a new route to work, unplugging for an hour, crossing off that lingering item on your to-do list, or going for a walk on your lunch break. One exercise that is great for the mind, body and soul is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR can help you calm your mind and body while coping with pain or stress.
Another important aspect of self-care is finding ways to decrease the negativity around you, whether it is at work, home or school. If you are having trouble with a big project at school, ask for help! If you are feeling burnt out at work, think about taking a long weekend to relax or travel. You can also plan a self-date, where you visit a museum you enjoy or read a book while taking a leisurely bath. You can’t pour from an empty glass, so make some time for yourself this month!
For those who are unfamiliar with MBSR, we offer a drop-in session every last Tuesday of the month in our Hanover office. Check out what we offer here: http://cognitivehealthsolutions.com/services/mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr/