In these times of uncertainty, we have seen an increase in anxiety and other mental health conditions. With the continued effects of COVID-19 and now the new strain Omicron, self-care is more important than ever. With being an essential worker, self-care can be easily be put on the backburner and leaves us pondering questions such as, “when do I find time to care for myself? Is it being selfish to take time for myself?” The fact is that we if do not take time for ourselves, we are doing a disservice to ourselves and our clients. If we are not well, whether physically, mentally, spiritually, etc., how can we efficiently be available to our clients or the others in our lives? As essential workers, we often forget that we have to breath even while on the clock. Without incorporating self-care within our daily work lives, burnout can occur quickly.

Below are some strategies that we can do to promote self-care in the workplace. Feel free to add your own self-care strategies that work for you and those that you care for.

  1. Take breaks
  2. Don’t work while on breaks
  3. Set boundaries
  4. Know your limits
  5. Seek help when necessary
  6. Get fresh air
  7. Be creative (color, draw, paint, read, etc)
  8. Journal to release your negative thoughts and feelings
  9. Take time off
  10. Take time off!!
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Blue Bird Day fosters socialization, sensory regulation, and pre-academic learning in children ages 2-7 years in therapeutic rotations that simulate  preschool and kindergarten settings. Our compassionate therapists practice a relationship-based and family-centered approach, provide parent training, and collaborate on goals and individualized intensive treatment plans for your child.

We believe in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary team approach to therapy. A team of occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dietitians, developmental therapists, behavioral therapists, physical therapists, and therapeutic assistants are created for each child to ensure child and family are fully supported and the best possible results are achieved.  

Options for individualized, group and virtual therapy sessions are available as well. 

Want to learn more or you have a specific question? Feel free to connect with us here! 

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