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August 2022 - Health Mindset

During this time of year, families are preparing for kids to go back to school as well as preparing for a change in seasons. Keeping a positive outlook on what’s coming ahead can set you up for a great start to keep the momentum going through the rest of the year. Some tips to help you maintain a healthy mindset include:

  • Seek support in people you trust
  • Be kind and give yourself grace
  • Maintain your routines
  • Maximize natural light exposure to boost your mood

For more resources, please view the flyers or visit the ComPsych Articles below: (Articles requires ComPsych Login)

 

July 2022 - Personal Relationships

Relationships with others play a big part in your emotional, social, and mental health. Whether it is a work or personal relationship, fostering these relationships are fundamental to thriving in all aspects of your life. Below are a few ways to strengthen your relationships.

  • Send a card for no reason other than to let a friend know how special they are to you.
  • Think of a fun event or trip you and a friend experienced together and call him or her to reminisce.
  • Show your appreciation to a coworker or work friend for all their contributions with lunch or a small gift.
  • Check on those around you and offer any help or support you can give.

For more information on personal relationships, see these articles from ComPsych:


June 2022 - Summer Safety

June means the start of summer! This is a time to vacation, visit family, and have fun outdoors. During these months, it is important to still make sure you are being safe while having fun. Here are some tips to help you stay safe this summer.

Protect your skin: It is good practice to protect your skin from UV rays from the sun year-round, especially in the warmer months. Wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and reapply after swimming or if you have been outside for more than 2-3 hours.

Stay hydrated: the summer heat can be very taxing on the body. Be sure to drink plenty of water when in the heat to prevent heat exhaustion or dehydration—even if you don’t feel thirsty. Include breaks in your outdoor activities to hydrate and replenish with a healthy snack and a glass of water.

Water Safety: Actively watch children when they are in or near water. Never leave children alone or unattended. Children should only swim when a lifeguard is on duty or an experienced swimmer is nearby.

For more resources, please visit the websites below:

How to Stay Safe this Summer (RedCross.org)

ComPsych Summer Safety Tips (requires ComPsych Login)

May 2022 - Mental Health and Wellness

Your mental health and wellbeing are a major part of keeping a healthy lifestyle and is equally important as your physical wellbeing. Everyday thoughts and emotions influence your daily decisions, so it’s imperative to be mindful of when you may be noticing that your mental health and wellbeing is diminishing.

We all face difficult times in our life, so it is not uncommon for your mental health to shift occasionally. It is good to develop healthy habits that help you get back on track whenever you feel a shift. Ways to be kind to yourself during these times include:

  • Practice self-care: take some time out of your schedule to do something that you love or makes you feel good. This aids in boosting your morale and allows you regroup and refresh your thoughts and feelings.
  • Move your body: getting exercise or even going for a walk is a great way to clear your mind and let off some stress.
  • Take control!: if you notice you are experiencing a change in your mental health, seek guidance. Whether you talk to a friend, family member, or mental health professional—taking the step to improve your wellbeing is always a step in the right direction.
  • Check out these Flyers from ComPsych for additional support and information:

If you or someone you know is in crisis now, seek help immediately. Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center or dial 911 for immediate assistance.

If you or a loved one is having thoughts of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, or dial 911.

For more resources, please visit the website below:

Our EAP – ComPsych ComPsych Corporation - GuidanceResources Online

Register with the Web ID: PWCS

Call the EAP toll-free at 1-844-880-6915

April 2022 - Stress Management

Dealing with stress on a regular basis can very taxing to the mind, body, and spirit. It is very easy to neglect the proper care your body needs when stressful times arise. You aren’t your best self when your own needs are not being met and cared for. This can interfere with your work and personal life, which is why it’s critical to nurture and pour back into yourself. Take time to learn your stressors and learn strategies that will help you manage during these times.

Incorporating some of these techniques into your life can help make a difference in reducing some stress throughout your week.

Take Scheduled Breaks: Incorporating planned breaks throughout your day gives you a chance to unplug and regroup. These breaks can be intended for stretching, walking, eating, or just simply relaxing. Calming your mind and body greatly impacts the release of any stress that may be arising.

Set Boundaries: Setting boundaries can help you maintain a healthy work life balance. Many people often experience burnout when their workload becomes too much and generally do not communicate that with their employer. Try committing to a reasonable schedule and allow that to guide you throughout your day.

Get Your Rest: Getting proper sleep aids in so many benefits to your health such as boosting resiliency, having a focused mind, and providing energy for the day. Aim for the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep. This will lift some of the rest you may be experiencing.

For more resources, please visit the websites below:

Stress Management Techniques | Mental Health & Wellness | Kaiser Permanente

ComPsych Corporation - GuidanceResources Online - Stress & Anger Management (requires login)

Contact Information

Brielle Anderson
Wellness Coordinator
BAnderson@pwcs.edu
202-993-3560

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