Wellness Wednesday tip: Take care of yourself and those around you

June 17, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

2020 has taken an emotional and psychological toll on many members of the workforce and community. And it’s only June! 

This week’s wellness tip is a reminder that you must take care of yourself and those around you. There comes a time when your mind and body will tell you that you just need a break. 

 This includes: 

  • Putting your phone in ‘Do Not Disturb’ mode.
  • Turning off the news and social media. 
  • Disengage in conversations about current events, negativity, family/friend issues, or anything that brings disruption. 
  • Dive into a fun activity with your family or by yourself. 
  • Watch a comedy or start a new TV series.
  • Have lunch or dinner outside. 
  • Talk a walk or start a new exercise program. 

The list can go on to include many different options of what you can do to unplug and ease the weight of this year. 

Below is a compilation our recent Wellness Wednesday tips. Take a break, even if it is five minutes, to read through these or share with others. 

April tips

April 8: Be kind to yourself

April 15: Navigating the new normal

April 22: Focus and parenting

April 29: Social (-ly distant) summer

May tips

May 6: Navigating life during stressful times

May 13: Checking in

May 20: Social distancing during the holidays

May 27: Managing stress and PTSD

June tips 

June 3: Acknowledging your feelings and the importance of advocacy

June 10: Being a better ally: Pride Month

If you have a tip, let us know by emailing headlines@med.umich.edu!