Wellness Tips from NRMN Staff

//Wellness Tips from NRMN Staff

Wellness Tips from NRMN Staff

In honor of Mental Health Month, we asked our staff members what they do to support and prioritize their mental health. Here’s what they said:

1. I keep up the physical activity, go for walks and appreciate the Texas wildflowers and natural beauty. — Jamboor Vishwanatha, NRMN-RC

 

2. Each day we only have 100% to give and not all days are created equal. Strive to give 100% of what you have available each day, and don’t compare one day’s maximum capacity to another. — Katie Stinson, NRMN-RC

 

3. I am spending more and more time gardening. There is something incredibly grounding about working the soil, planting and even just watering the garden. — Chris Pfund, NRMN-CC

 

4. As a mother, full-time employee, doctoral student, it is easy to attend to everything but yourself. So, I make sure that I prioritize and set aside at least 30 minutes per day to attend to my self-care (exercising, taking a nap, going for a walk/run, watching shows/movies, anything that helps me disconnect). — Damaris Javier, NRMN-RC

 

5. I take some time to explore the parks around my home. Watching birds and other wildlife helps me de-stress after a long day. — Gabrielle Saleh, NRMN-RC

 

6. To manage stress I dance around the living room to loud music.  — Stephanie House, NRMN CAM U01

 

7. I have a bedtime ritual that includes drinking tea and reading fiction. I usually have a few books next to my bed to choose from depending on my mood. I very intentionally leave my phone in the kitchen overnight! — Emily Utzerath, NRMN-CC

 

8. Small rituals for myself, like making a nice cup of tea, help keep me on a routine and grounded. Take some loose leaf green tea, heat the water to ~190 degrees, pour over a strainer into a pot or insulated mug, and leave no more than 3 minutes. Enjoy the smell, pour yourself a cup, and close the pot/mug to keep the rest of it hot.  —Fátima Sancheznieto, NRMN-CC

 

9. I prioritize a few things that I know are critical to my mental health, all which require time so I intentionally ensure that I have ample time to eat well (meal prepping), exercise ~4x/wk and spend a few hours in nature. — Ellyssa Eiring, NRMN CAM U01

 

10.  I make time during each work day to step away from the computer and take the pup for a walk. This routine helps to break up my day and keeps me focused. Even if the weather is cold or rainy, I never regret the exercise! — Kim Spencer, NRMN-CC

 

11. Mental health is one of my top priorities. I try to get outside and hike as much as possible, get massages, cardio activity, monitor screen time, and ask for help when I need it!  — Melissa McDaniels, NRMN-CC

 

12. Getting out when the weather is nice and exercise (separate or combined) have the most positive impact on my mental health! — Jimmy Robinson, NRMN-CC

 

13. I support my mental health by tuning into my needs and giving myself grace. Sometimes, in order to get through the tough life duties done I have to allow myself to reconnect with my inner kid and do things like craft, silly dance, or play with my furry friends. That balance is really important to me. — Lisette Serrano, NRMN-CC

 

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