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A recipe for wellness

The words YOU GOT THIS written with white sidewalk chalk on a black gravel These are difficult times and the pandemic is testing our resilience. We are doing things that we may have never done before, such as home schooling, staying away from our family and friends and working from home.  Our routines have changed and we may be feeling that we have no control over what is happening in our life. So how do we manage this and build our resilience? We feel empowered when we make changes.  We can’t change the pandemic but we can make choices about our wellness and leading a healthy and fulfilling life.

We can make choices and build our resilience through our: Thoughts, Behaviours and Actions

Now more than ever it’s important to take care of ourselves. Often as new parents we focus on taking care of our children but in order to take care of someone else we first need to take care of ourselves. Here is a sample recipe for wellness. What ingredients will you add?

Sample Wellness Recipe

1 bowl of something healthy
1 self-care activity: take a break, call a friend, read a book, listen to music…
10-30 minutes of movement: exercise, stretching, walking, being active
A few minutes of deep breathing, finding quiet space or being mindful
Enough sleep and rest
Lots of laughter
Say something positive to yourself
Be kind to someone
Add some new ingredients to your recipe
Mix all ingredients TOGETHER, have FUN and ENJOY!

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