Take a Mental Health Break during
Get off the couch and
get moving! In our limited environment due
to Covid, we are limited to where we can go.
We cannot visit our parents, grandchildren, or friends. We are limited in eating out, going to the
gym or the movies. Our jobs are in jeopardy or just gone. Financially, we are operating on a shoestring
budget. While there are many things out of our control, we can control our
response to life circumstances. We can
do some positive self-talk.
Just imagine being in a field of wildflowers, the sun beaming down on your face and you can breathe the glorious fresh air. That's therapy. Get way from the stress of the day. Do some bird watching; follow a butterfly as it dances from flower to flower sucking in the sweet nectar, listen to the sound of a waterfall or water flowing from a rock filled creek. Let your mind wonder to the children playing in a park. Try to remember the childhood games that you played when you were young.
Mental Health Day
Take care of your mental health. It is important to be kind to yourself. Spend time with supportive people: family and friends. Seek professional help if life becomes challenging. Get outside for walks, cycling and hiking. Eat nutritional and well-balanced meals, get plenty of sleep and volunteer in meaningful activities. Be mindful of the effects of Covid-19.
Cancer Awareness Month in October
The Breast Cancer Awareness Month, marked in
countries across the world every October, helps to increase attention and
support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
The earlier breast
cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment. So it's
important to check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice a
Common breast cancer
signs and symptoms include:
- A lump or swelling in the breast,
upper chest or armpit – you might feel the lump but not see it
Life during Covid-19
Wear your MASK, WASH your hands, SOCIAL DISTANCE. We are in this together. Be kind to others by wearing a mask. Our children are counting on the adults around them. Children need to feel secure, need to have a routine, a degree of certainty that life will get back to normal. Help them manage their feelings.
There are times when things go wrong in
our lives. We feel that the ground is shifting under our feet. We can't find a limb to hold on too. We feel as if we are drowning. It is at this time we must rely on our inner
strength. We have to do some positive self-talk. We have to keep some nuggets in our pockets to
pull out when the struggle become overwhelming.
You were made to sparkle. So encourage yourself. Positive self talk can go a long way.
You are not the only fish in the sea traveling upstream. You can stand out by being you. The trick is to find your stride, put one arm in front of you and sail with the school of fish. Remember, you are not alone.
Here are some quotes to get you sailing:
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times,
if one only remembers to turn on the light.”– J.K. Rowling
The Woodson Center
Pitt County Family Development Corporation, Inc., is proud to be a part of this organization. The Woodson Center works with nonprofits to empower leaders through resources, to access funding, provide leadership development training and technical assistance to uplift neighborhoods.
It is exciting to come together via Zoom to talk with other nonprofits and to hear about programs and projects they are undertaking. It is through this type of engagement that nonprofits feel inspired rather than feeling they are alone with the needs being so great.
It's School Time! Make it a SAFE Year.
Parents it is time to send your children back to school. This year is going to be different than ever before. Students will have anxieties about classes, meeting new classmates, additionally this year safety is at the forefront. Begin talking with your children about hygiene issues. Of course bathing, fresh clothing, brushing teeth and now doing The Five. These five behaviors can keep your child safe.
In school, students practice fire drills. These exercises help children get out of dangerous environments. At home, practice The Five: Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, Don't touch your face, stay 6 feet apart and if your child is feeling sick, please keep them home.
Take Care of Yourself
July is Mental Health Awareness Month.
We know that there are times when we are just not okay. Please know that it's normal and it's okay. We need to learn how to take care of ourselves, reach out to professionals if need be.
Tchiki Davis, Ph.D., states that It’s so important to make sure you take good
care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you get sick.
Learning how to eat right, reduce stress, exercise
regularly, and take a time-out when you need it are touchstones of
self-care and can help you stay healthy, happy, and