As we enter the holidays, people are getting busier. While social distancing might put a damper on some holiday celebrations, it is important at Progressive Rehabilitation Associates that as a staff, we focus on our own self care in the ways we teach our clients.
That is why every year, we have a healthy habits challenge through November and December! The entire staff is divided onto two teams to encourage a friendly competition. People submit their points weekly to watch their team points grow. People come up with bonus challenges, which are fun ways that as a team, people can earn extra points while spending time with their colleagues.
One aspect we appreciate during the challenges is the focus on whole person health. Yes, exercise is a category, because we know movement is medicine. However, the categories also include sleep, water, creating a new habit of your choice, letting go of a habit of your choice, practicing mindfulness, communication with friends, accountability, and coming up with one long term goal to work toward over the two months.
As we enter into this busy holiday season, what are you doing for your self care? How can you encourage yourself to engage in joyful movement, to call a friend, or practice mindfulness? What strategies are you using to help manage your symptoms from traumatic brain injury or pain? PRA is here to help; we have behavioral health counselors and groups designed to help you support your healthy habit goals.