Take a deep breath
We’re in the midst of an unprecedented time. 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.
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Gratitude & Mindfulness
VIDEO: Mindful Meditation with Carlie Carpio(link opens in new window).(link opens in new window) Find a spot where you won’t be distracted and get ready to learn some of the basics to this millennia-old discipline. Learn more about meditation to boost health and well-being here.
Ditch the Resolutions with 21 Days of Gratitude (downloadable PDF). The new year can be stressful enough with getting back into the swing of things, so you may not be in the best mental and physical state to start a tough New Year’s resolution. This year, try something different with our #21DaysofGratitude.
How Gratitude Can Help Your Health. Gratitude is a habit and practice that may change your perception of well-being.
Me Time: Fitness and Meditation Streaming Series.Take a break and recharge with guided mindful meditation, yoga, strength and cardio workouts.
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We’re collecting teacher tips on how to maintain balance and reduce stress. Please share your top tips so we can post them here and you could win a $25 Amazon gift card.
Resources for School Staff
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 #4: Gratitude & Mindfulness (Winter 2021)
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.