I recently learned the term “Sleep Hygiene." It has nothing to do with brushing your teeth, or bathing, prior to going to bed at night, but rather the care you take to protect your sleep in a myriad of ways. The strictest of definitions is the habits and practices you form daily, to sleep well nightly.
Remember how our mothers use to chide us and say, "You should try to stop and smell the roses once in a while honey." Well, advances in technology have combined with advances in our stress!
"Self-care is not self indulgence. Self-care is self respect. " Heard on a yoga mat in Sault Ste Marie MI May, 2017.
Gratitude is the attitude for November! As we near the Holiday of being grateful, let's take a look at the physical,mental, and emotional benefits of a practice of gratitude each and every day.
“Those with tenacity, dedication, and a strong sense of responsibility are subject to burnout.” -Bryan Sexton, Duke Patient Safety Center)
I have long been a fan of Stephen Covey’s work on writing your own mission statement and defining your purpose. He asked us in his landmark work The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People to begin with our end in mind. Mr Covey asked us to define our mission statement. I have seen leaders all over this country of ours being led around by their calendars and whirlwind, and not by their purpose. It is extremely taxing on your personal resiliency when you cannot remember why you took your job in the first place!