In December our EdD in KIN graduate assistants hosted a social event as an opportunity to pause for a moment and share healthy food/drink recipes and activities for self-care during the lunch break. During the peaceful moment, we talked about how we used our lunchtime and offered some tips on how to use small blocks of time for self-care (see the slides).
With students from a range of cultures, geographic locations, and various professional environments, it is not surprising that people have different ways of managing stress. Crystal Reimer, a member of 2017 Cohort shared how she taught mindfulness to the students she served in Dallas, TX. She mentioned that many of her students needed to understand how to control their emotions. She suggested deep breathing exercises for relaxation as one of the most effective ways to practice mindfulness and help her students become aware of their emotions so they can respond appropriately. These are wise words that we as professionals can benefit from as well. We want to give a big shout out to her for sharing her positive energy!
We hope you all had a wonderful break and are ready for a new semester! Thank you for those who joined the social event and shared the self-care MENU!