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How are you doing?

Are you remembering to take care of yourself so you can continue to support others? Take a look at the graphic below and remember to check off as many of these boxes as you can every day. As we exert more and more effort, it's important to remember to take care of ourselves. Remember, you are doing a great job and all your efforts are appreciated!

We all could these reminders, so share this with the individuals you support and their supporters, as well.  

 An image displaying a chart - 'Take care of yourself. Drink a glass of water. Take a break from the news. Call or video chat a friend. Focus on breathing for 30 seconds. Take a relaxing bath or shower. Write down what you are feeling. Get a night with 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Skip alcohol or tobacco products. Take an hour for a hobby you love. Get some fresh air while practicing safe distancing. Avoid screen time before bed. Reflect on 3 things that make you happy.

 

Are there other strategies or recommendations that have been effective for the participants you support? If so, let us know! Please send any suggestions or  questions related to this email or requests for additional resources to RA-basprovidersupprt@pa.gov