Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
In keeping up with our wellness initiative at school, we sent out our monthly check-in message for November yesterday and I wanted to share it with you too.
How is everyone doing in the wellness department? Has our wellness enthusiasm gone down the tubes as we entered this extremely busy season of conferences, the holidays, and life in general? I sure hope not! The busier we are, the more important a role wellness plays in order to maintain our happiness and sanity. 😉 Life happens, I totally get it. Look how long it’s taken me to get out this email! I’ve been thinking about you guys and your wellness reminder since November 1st and I am just finally sending it to you. Better late than never… 🙂
Some things we have been up to this month – great job everyone!
- social gatherings at friends homes
- family gatherings
- girls night out
- paint night out
- Spartan race finisher
- half marathons, 5K’s, indoor cycling, rowing, yoga, HIIT training
For November and December, we would like to propose the following areas of wellness to focus on: Emotional/Spiritual, Social, and Physical.
Emotional and Spiritual: These components tend go hand-in-hand, especially during the holiday season.
A few ideas on this topic:
- Maybe take some time to reflect on your year: give yourself a pat on the back for all of your accomplishments and set goals for next year.
- Think about what makes you happy – are you doing any of these things?
- What you are grateful for? Consider keeping a 21 Day Gratitude Journal – perfect timing with Thanksgiving and the holiday season upon us. I think I’m going to start one on Thanksgiving Day!
- How you are taking time for yourself during what tends to be an extremely busy time?
Social: The holidays are a perfect time for the social wellness component. There are often many gatherings of both friends and family and time to catch up with friends and family that you may only see a few times a year. This is all good stuff. Try to enjoy each moment, even though sometimes times with family can be stressful as well. 😉
Physical: It’s always a good reminder for everyone about the physical wellness component. As the weather gets colder, we tend to move less. Remember, even if it’s 10 minutes a day, it’s still movement.
A few ideas on this topic:
- Walk around the playground during recess duty
- Walk around your floor a few times before or after school
- Whatever you choose, remember it’s for you, it should be something you enjoy.
I hope the teachers at my school read this message and smile. I also hope it encourages them to remember how important wellness is for everyone and to take care of themselves in any way that makes sense in their lives, especially now that the holiday season is upon us!
Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! We have a lot to be thankful for this year and always. <3