Well in Mind: Weekly Minute
Take Time for Self-Care with the P.A.C.E. Yourself Practice
- Permission: While healthcare providers are consistently advocating that their patients take time out to prioritize their health and well-being, we aren’t so good at doing the same for ourselves. What would granting yourself permission look, sound and feel like? Consciously granting yourself permission to care for yourself in this way sets an intention to do so.
- Awareness and Anchor: Next, bring your awareness to your present moment experience. Notice any areas of tension or tightness in the body. If any unpleasant emotions arise as you are doing this, I invite you to anchor in the breath, breathing fully and deeply as you stay with your experience.
- Compassion: Now that you are aware of your present physical and mental state, consider turning toward yourself with kindness. What might you do in this moment to offer yourself kindness, just as you would offer to a friend or colleague who has been working tirelessly as a healthcare professional navigating a pandemic.
- Envision: When you feel ready to, consider yourself stepping into the next moment and all future moments with a sense of well-being, seeing and feeling yourself having energy and vitality, stay with your exploration for as long as you can and notice if there are any shifts in your mental and/or physical state.
Well In Mind is here for you. Call 815-933-2240 to schedule an appointment or to ask about your EAP benefits.