Weekly Wellness 5/27/2021

"One conscious breath in and out is a meditation" -Eckhart Tolle

Everywhere I turn, there is advice for health care professionals on dealing with the stressors of work. After your shift go home, disconnect, enjoy your family time, and meditate.

But it's not that easy to just disconnect. Meditation takes time to learn. Emotional wellness and coping skills aren't learned instantly. Clearing our heads can seem like an impossible task. I have been meditating for years, and often, when things are overwhelming, it's even difficult for me.

Sometimes, all we can do is breathe. When my shoulders tense up. When my teeth are clenched. When my emotions began to take over. I can always breathe. I close my eyes, loosen the tension in my body.....and breathe.

WEEKLY WELLNESS TIP: This week, when the thoughts, emotions, and stress take over, wherever you are, whatever is happening, close your eyes, and just breathe.