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🌿 Wellness Wednesday: Slaying Stress With Self Care

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re taking a moment to reflect on the importance of self care.

Stress is a neurological and physical shift in the body in response to a stressor and it’s an evolutionary adaptive response. Burnout is emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a decreased sense of accomplishment. As we close the year, we recognize that many adults and students may be feeling fatigued, stressed, and/or burnout! Self-care is one way to combat stress and burnout. We are not just talking about taking a bubble bath or
getting a massage. While those things are nice ways to treat yourself, alone they will not allow your brain and body to “reset” from a stressed state. You
must do something that signals to your body that you are safe, or else you’ll stay in that state! We’d like to encourage you to complete your stress cycle
and reset your body and mind by:
Taking slow deep breaths

Affection (20 sec. hug)
Positive social interaction
Being creative
Having a big cry.

Here is a resource to help practice daily self care. Click the calendar to enlarge the file: 


🎙️🔊 You might also enjoy this podcast with Brené Brown, Emily Nagoski, and Amelia Nagoski on “Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle” from October 14, 2020.