Mental Wellness Initiative
EXCITING NEWS!!!! Our incredible Spark Change Ambassadors were so excited to launch our FIRST initiative!!! During the month of June, we all focused on the importance of MENTAL WELLNESS, especially during these uncertain times.
All month long we brought #awareness and shared different ways we invest in our own mental health, along with some additional tips and tricks so you can decide what works best for you!
"Your mental health is a priority. Your happiness is essential. Your self-care is a necessity."
Be Grateful - send a thank you note
Breathe - try a breathing exercise
Embrace Chaos - enjoy the ride of life
Exercise - because endorphins make you happy
Feed Your Soul - watch/read/listen to something positive
Social Media and Technology Detox - spend some time offline
Seek Professional Guidance - find a safe space
In addition to investing in our mental wellness, we also shared how we manage stress in our professional lives. As driven, ambitious, passionate leaders, we understand the crippling effects of #burnout and know the importance of #balance.
"Never get so busy making a living, you forget to make a life."
Here are few of the ways we invest in our mental health while at work...
Balance - make time to rest
Connect - build relationships
Seek a Mentor - find guidance and support
Invest in Your Growth - attend a class/webinar
Don't Skip Lunch - nutrition is the best medicine
Screen and Technology Break - walk away for a bit
Set Realistic Expectations - limit your daily to do list to 5 things
Get Organized - a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind
Move - make sure to stand and stretch every hour
Rest and Reset
As we wrapped up this month of bringing awareness to our mental wellness, our ambassadors made rest and recovery a priority...
"When you allow yourself to rest, you are able to give your best"
It is natural for us to want to serve and serve, but it is important to remember we can't pour from an empty cup.
Here are a few way we reset and recharge...
Speak Life - use daily affirmations
Hydrate - drink more water
Yoga - strengthen and stretch
Dream - create a vision board with your goals
Journal - write freely or seek a guided prompt
Enjoy Nature - go outside, take a walk, kayak, hike, play
Positivity Playlist - dance it out
Community and Connection - find your people
Sleep and Rest - most important habit for mental health
Mental health and wellness is so important to our ambassadors, especially during these uncertain times. "We truly believe that when you change the 'I' to 'we,' illness becomes wellness," and coming together right now is of the utmost importance. The feedback we have received from our communities has been truly inspiring, and we look forward to having mental health and wellness be an essential tool as we continue to serve.
If you are interested in joining this incredible team and becoming a Spark Change Ambassadors, please click here to learn more and to complete your application. If you have any questions or would like to discuss if the Spark Change Ambassador Program is right for you, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.