Self-Care: Tips and Support from Imagine!
Anyone who has traveled on a plane has come across the phrase, “Place the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others.” While this is critical in the case of emergencies, it is also a great metaphor when it comes to life. You cannot pour from an empty cup - if you are burnt out, you cannot help others to the best of your ability. In our line of work, helping others is something we do every day, so it’s vital that we also take care of ourselves as well.
“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” Christopher Germer
In order to help you do just that, Imagine! offers plenty of resources and activities that promote self-care. From meditation classes, prayer groups, to the craft beer club and wellness benefit, there are countless activites that you can participate in through the EEC or Imagine!. To make things a bit easier, I’ve created a printable with a list of the different types of self-care as well as suggestions on what you can do on your own or at Imagine!. You will find this document below the video on this page. Feel free to utilize it when you need ideas or to have as a reminder that you are extremely important and deserve the care that you give others.
In the video below, I provide some suggestions on what I do for self-care, but I also had the pleasure of talking to some employees about their self-care routines.
Please take a look at what they had to say.
Click on either image to download the pdf file.