Take a deep breath
We’re in the midst of an unprecedented year. Our communities have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. And with a rapidly evolving environment and uncertainty, stress is likely to strike. But there are some simple ways you can deal with that stress, even at home. And decreasing stress can improve your health. Plus, you’ll feel better.
Healthy for Good is locally sponsored by:
Back-to-School Stress Busters
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Stopping the Stress of Working from Home. Juggling work and family can create anxious days. These work-life strategies can help bring life into balance.
Fight Stress with These Healthy Habits. Slow down, laugh, give back. Fight stress with 10 tips from Healthy for Good.
Me Time: Fitness and Meditation Streaming Series(link opens in new window). Take a break and recharge with guided mindful meditation, yoga, strength and cardio workouts.
No Time to Cook? Try these Easy Recipes
Share Your Tips for Beating Stress
We're collecting teacher tips on how to maintain balance and reduce stress. Please share your top tips and we will post them here. Submit(link opens in new window)
The American Heart Association, with the support of Regence BlueShield, has developed resources to encourage everyone to incorporate self-care into their daily routines. Below please find a sample newsletter to distribute to school staff, a draft of a staff e-mail along with a social media post to share. Download a resource and implement today.
Toolkit #3: Back-to-School (Fall 2020)
- Employee Newsletter (Word)
- 5 Senses Meditation (PDF)
- Positive Affirmations (PDF)
- Coloring Sheet (PDF)
Toolkit #2: Recharge this summer (Summer 2020)
- Employee Newsletter (PDF)
- Sample staff e-mail and social media content (Word)
- Infographic: Foods that may reduce some effects of stress (PDF)
Award A Stress Champion
Does someone at your school lead the way in helping staff address and reduce stress? Share your thanks by presenting them with an award.