Your tireless and exceptional care providing services for our children, families, and communities may have had you so busy that you haven’t taken time for yourself. It’s time to treat yourself—staycation style!

Unplug. Set your away message and turn off your screens—it’s time for a break and disconnecting can be quite refreshing.

Go outside. Time in nature can have health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and enhancing your immune system and mood.* So picnic at the local park, camp/glamp in your backyard, take a hike, or simply enjoy a walk.

Shake up your routine. Breakfast for dinner: why not! Being spontaneous can break up monotony, bringing excitement and adventure.

Transport yourself. Use music, books, movies, spa, and/or culinary experiences that captivate.

Regardless of what you decide to do, be present—listen to the birds chirping, notice the beauty around you, taste every bite, and soak up your loved ones.


*Source: “Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health” by Jim Robbins, published January 9, 2020, on Yale Environment 360.