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9 Tips for Self-Care as We Get Ready to Kick off the Busiest Time of the Year


It’s almost the end of the year; daylight savings is now officially here and that means in mere weeks Thanksgiving will be here and then the end of 2017. The busiest time of the year is here. Snow will be falling, if it already isn’t in our area, and our schedules will be in full swing. During this time of the year, we’re all so busy with work and trying to get everything done that it’s easy to forget about ourselves.


[National Posture Institute] 9 Tips for Self-Care as We Get Ready to Kick off the Busiest Time of the Year


There was news this week that caught the eye of thousands of people; a popular TV show host collapsed on television. She stared blankly at the camera, bit her lip, stumbled backward, and eventually fell flat on the floor. It was troubling to watch. To see someone in mid speech suddenly stop and collapse moments after was a sobering moment as that could have been anyone.


While there were mixed opinions on the woman herself, the incident felt all too real because health concerns continue to plague millions of Americans. Later, the host expressed that she’d overheated in her costume and was able to carry on the show. However, what if this was more serious? What if it was worse or this was a warning sign of looming health concerns?


As expressed earlier, what’s also troubling is that this could happen to anyone. At any moment someone could collapse nearby. No one knows who or when it’s going to happen until it does and we may even lose that person without even saying goodbye. It’s a little scary to think about it, but as we go into this time of year it’s worth thinking about. After all, this is the busiest time of the year and there’s no doubt that we’re going to be undergoing stressful situations and may neglect their health.


Many of us are going to change pace; our training habits and diets will change as will many of our routines. It’s going to get really cold; snow will adorn the ground and regardless of the weather there’s a host of holidays which usually mean more work around the workplace and at home. From promotional events, to decorating, late meetings, and the holiday rush, we’re in for some serious stress ridden days.


Keep in mind, even if we keep ourselves in check our clients might be on a different page. They’re undergoing so much in their lives and they need our support to help keep them in order. We might be the only thing between them and collapsing so to speak, so that’s why it’s important that we pay attention to their health and self-care practices where possible.


It’s important that we, as professionals, stand by our clients during this season. However, we’re going to need to work on ourselves too. Yes, we need the support too; it’s going to be difficult, we’re going to have longer days, some more tiring and stressful than others, but we’ll have to keep up our self-care efforts.


Here’s a short list of what we can do to promote self-care for our clients and for us:

  1. Make time to laugh daily
  2. Drink plenty of water
  3. Watch the alcohol & coffee intake
  4. Eat healthy foods (no skipping fruits & vegetables)
  5. Meditate or schedule alone time daily
  6. Give more, but don’t be afraid to say no if necessary
  7. Be wary of who we allow in our personal space
  8. Get to sleep on time
  9. Exercise regularly despite the weather

Remember, we’re not exempt from all that’s about to go down and neither are our clients. They need us more than ever in these coming months, but we need to stay on our “A” game also. Remind them to practice these self-care tips often and don’t be afraid to check in with them. Likewise, we need to do the same. We can’t let the season overwhelm us; it’s time we took preemptive action and get ourselves set for what’s to come.


Since we’re nearing the end of the year, its best we continue working on ourselves and what we can offer our clients. Our NPI-Certified Posture Specialist™ program has given professionals the profound ability to change and impact lives. When helping to fix a client’s posture, or someone we hold dear, it’s truly mesmerizing to see how much we accomplish for those involved.


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