Exercise is the key for me!

by Mo

I find that exercise is the simplest and most accessible way for me to deal with the day-to-day buildup of stress. Rather than dreading my workouts, I consider them to be a reward and a part of my overall healthy lifestyle. A couple of years ago, I decided to splurge and get myself a membership to a local gym. I had been struggling with the decision to spend that kind of money on myself, but then I decided to view the decision through a different set of lenses. I asked myself: If my friend or spouse wanted something for themselves that would cost around $1.25 per day and would give them a means to improve their overall mental and physical health, would I ever say no, that's just not worth it? Of course I wouldn't say that to anyone else! Why would I say it to myself? I joined the club, and I have been really enjoying the opportunity to work out my day-to-day stress there, minimizing the buildup I had before.

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May 26, 2016
I agree
by: Lori

I find it important that after working with a person in trauma that I take at least 15 minutes and get out of the office or setting I was in for my own self-care break. I find if I do not do this I am not able to be present for the next person I am working with and or my family and friends. Combining a mental health break with physical exercise, such as going for a walk, helps ground me and refreshes my outlook on life. Also, as someone who deals with back pain it is important to me to work in movement during my day so that I can keep up my physical health.

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