What About You? 

Did you know this past week was Random Acts of Kindness Week? There are so many opportunities to recognize this time, whether it’s leaving a kind note for a stranger or bringing an extra coffee to work for a coworker. A lot of us in this field of helping people are really good at remembering to express kindness. It’s a big reason we fit easily into these supportive jobs. But I challenge you to extend that same kindness to yourself and practice a little self-care as well this week. Here are just a few ideas to get you started! 

 

Take Breaks 

We’ve all experienced it. Those extremely long days, where we put our heads down and just try to get through them quickly. Regardless if you’re working on a project in the office or overwhelmed with housework that may have piled up, don’t forget to come up for air. Taking beaks will clear your mind and allow you to return to your task with more targeted energy.  

 

Connect with a Friend 

Technology has made it easier to stay in touch with our communities, local and far away – as long as we use it! Social media offers the constant choice of passive or active engagement. Today, choose active and send a quick message or comment to a person that’s been on your mind. 

 

Go for a Walk 

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, especially when it comes to sunshine around here. If you’ve been in the Pacific Northwest for any amount of time, you probably know to take every opportunity to enjoy our sunny days. But did you know there’s a group of us aptly named Pluviophiles? These folks find comfort in our many days of rain. So whether it’s rainy or bright and sunny take a moment to enjoy our beautiful landscape. There’s something here for everyone to enjoy. 

 

If you’d like to browse more ideas of how to bring kindness into your everyday life, check out Random Acts of Kindness! 

 

That’s all for now,
Anna

 

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