Cultivate Your Mind & Body Wellness
Resolve to Be Well
It took me several days to reflect on the past year of 2020 and move my mind onto this upcoming year of 2021. As the new year set in, I slowly processed everything that had occurred last year. My resolve though to look forward and imagine all the possibilities excited me to the core moving me forward. I began to think about what I wanted this year to look like and began to explore the endless ideas for 2021!
What do you want 2021 to look like for you? What do you resolve to do about it? One resolution for myself was clear, my resolution to be well. Resolve to be well can be your beginning for 2021!!
Dance it out.
Read or listen to books/magazines that you enjoy.
Spend more time with people whom you want to be around.
Support causes you believe in like joining a club.
Tip for Sticking to Positive Intentions
Rather than setting daily intentions based on what you think you should do, think about what you really want to bring into your life.
Start the new year eating better. Add on some healthy eating habits to your life like snacking the right way. Healthy snacking can be for those whom have time to prep and for those whom do not have time to prep as there are many nutritious snack ideas. Eating nutritious snacks keeps your body and mind healthy!
Stock Up On Easy, No-Prep Snacks
- Granola bars.
- Hand-held, no-peel fruits such as apples, berries, and grapes.
- Pre-made veggie packs, like carrots.
- Trail mix and nuts.
- String cheese.
- Organic fruit snacks.
Rest is needed for your body and mind to refresh itself. When your body is well rested, you can function better throughout your day and every day. Find ways to relax your body and mind. If needing to fall asleep, try deep breathing or even a mediation.
Deep breathing for relaxation
Breathing from your belly rather than your chest can activate the relaxation response and lower your heart rate, blood pressure, and stress levels to help you drift off to sleep.
Share your Life
It is a positive part of life to be connected to others and have positive relationships. Connections can be for a moment in time or can be lifetime positive relationships. Sharing your life with others is one way to create connections and build relationships. Sharing life experiences creates trust and respect laying down an intentional connection to build positive relationships.
Be intentional in building a positive relationship.
Take the time to get to know someone.
To be in good condition, is to stay active. Being active can be yoga, dancing, running or whatever keeps your body moving for a period of time. Maybe as the new year begins you can take the time to get back into keeping active. Or intentionally begin to become active.
Tips to Keeping Active.
Be understanding of setbacks and be encouraging with your progress. Learn how to keep yourself active and practice it.
Bring on the Joy
What brings you joy? Whatever it is, do something that brings you joy. That is how you can be intentional in your day and be purposeful in your actions. It can be a small joy. Anything that is just for you! Something that will bring a smile to your face.
Joy is ........
Cuddling with my dog
Listening to music
Talking with my friends
Walking outside in the sun
Past Monthly Wellness Newsletters
Be Well Butte Educators
A Monthly Wellness Newsletter for Butte County's Educators
ACSA Resource Hub
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus. Click here.
- Mindfulness for students and the adults that lead them. Click here.
- My name is Coronavirus. English. Spanish.
- GritX Personal Toolkit. Click here.
- Coronavirus: Information for students with special needs. Click here.
- CDC: Mental Health and coping during COVID-19. Click here.
- Student mental health and wellness. Click here.
- NASP/NASN: Helping students cope with COVID-19. Click here.
There is much to look forward to in the year 2021 and I want to resolve to enjoy the upcoming year whatever it may bring. I want to be well and I also want you to be well. Look forward to your 3 & 4 day holiday weekends, the sunny weather, hanging out with friends, new seasons of your favorite shows, etc. What can you resolve to do this new year to be well? What can you do to make it happen? Is it related to your mind wellness, body wellness, both or something else. Resolve to improve your mind and body wellness and be well in the year 2021!