This week’s we share a gentle reminder of small ways that anyone can practice self-care and build resilience. It’s inspired by Counselor/Advocate Rachel, who is our newly appointed head of SARCC Wellness & Resilience efforts. Today, Rachel shared a similar reminder with SARCC staff that it’s ok to take time to connect with others, laugh, and follow-through on small traditions that make you smile.
The Tiny Survival Guide offers flawless simplicity. The Trauma Institute also released the book Trauma Stewardship, which discusses ways that the helpers, and those working through trauma, can practice pro-active stewardship, moving to a place of resilience and transformation. So, what are these small ways to practice self-care, build resilience, and survive?
The guide reminds us to protect our mornings, go or look outside, be active, detox (including from social media & news). It also encourages us to build health connections. This means investing in relationships that build you up, spending time with animals, laugh, and extend grace as you foster humility.
In just a few dozen words, we can all find some inspiration to try something that builds us up, makes us feel connected, healthy, safe, and strong. You don’t need to do every single thing. If you can choose just one thing to do, it counts.
Resource of the Week: Tiny Survival Guide from The Trauma Institute