End of Year Reflection & Practicing Self-care
We begin the final month of 2020 by reflecting on this past year and put into perspective our next steps for 2021.
2020 has been a year of reflection on our priorities, values, and who and what matters most to us. I hope many of you have found a new self-care practice- be it meditation, exercise, spending time with loved ones, or just simply taking in a deep breath to get through these stressful and sometimes overwhelming days.
If you’ve been part of ExercisAbilities before, it may be because you already live with a chronic disabling condition, whether it’s Parkinson’s disease, back pain, struggle with anxiety/depression, have a brain injury, or struggle with weight management. We know that Covid19 has made it even more difficult to access some of the necessary essential services you require to sustain good health. Every day we are making these services even more accessible to everyone! We’ve increased our telehealth services, online programming including a Parkinson’s webinar funded by the Parkinson’s Foundation, offering online exercise & nutrition programs, and continually reevaluating our onsite safety protocols to keep clients and staff safe.
We understand what it means to take care of the whole person- from mental, physical, emotional, and social health- to the importance of nutrition and our environment in reaching those wellness goals. If you’re struggling with how to meet those goals in this uncertain time, please reach out to our health team at ExercisAbilities! We will help you get started and work with you every step of the way.
This holiday season, I urge you to fill your cup in some way. Struggling with depression? Reach out to work with a therapist and find a holistic occupational therapist to learn emotional health skills and use those tools in everyday life. Having problems with balance? Call your doctor for a physical therapy referral and get scheduled now!
And each day wake up and spend a moment in gratitude. With research-backed by the HeartMath Institute, we know that an intentional shift to a positive emotion can make all the difference in starting our day off on the right foot. We can reap the physiological benefits from the moment we open our eyes.
Have a healthy, happy holiday season!