PWS awareness month I want to thank you for everything that you do everyday for our children and adults. Here are some ways to keep your approach positive and still have some energy left for you at the end of the day.
- 1. Take a break from technology
everyday. I am one of the biggest offenders of being glued to my phone
and email but taking a break from the things that we plug into allows our
minds and souls to recharge. Putting down the phone gives us a chance to
make face to face connections instead of just screen to screen.
- 2. When
you're at work, be at work and when you're at home, be at home. Being in
the moment is being the best of you. Practice mindfulness before and
after each shift to help you make that transition.
- 3. Take time off.
Use your vacation time and be off when you are off. Try to avoid reading
email or checking in when you are not working.
- 4. Be as kind to
yourself as you are to the people that you care for. Use the same level
of patience and encouragement for yourself as you do for others.
- 5. Practice self care everyday. Eat well, get outside, do leisure activities that make you happy.
As rewarding as our jobs are they are equally as demanding and taking care of yourself is crucial to your overall success both at work and at home. Since I know that you do not hear these words enough- thank you! You are coaches, friends, surrogate parents, cheerleaders, nurses, therapists, referees, and confidants all in the matter of an 8 hour shift. If you have any doubt look at the faces of the kids when you come back after being off for a few days and you will know without question how loved you are. You are an essential part of their lives and the work that you are doing now will matter for a lifetime. So take good care of yourselves and keep up the good work!
Manager of PWS Services
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