A note from SPSCI Talent & Wellness Partner, Tom Roesler
It’s no exaggeration to say that 2020 has been a year unlike any other and it’s taking a toll. Many of us are just plain tired, worn out from all the issues in world, in our country, at work and at home, each demanding a piece of our mental space.
One recent study reveled three times as many U.S. adults reported symptoms of serious psychological distress in April of this year compared with two years earlier.
I’m fortunate to coordinate our company’s wellness program, SPS Thrive, but I don’t pretend to have all the answers. Frankly, nothing short of a four-month vacation will likely get you feeling back to your old self. But, I do think we have something to offer, and though it’s not much, something is better than nothing. Consider it a cup of water on a long, hot journey.
“If you feel ‘burnout’ setting in – if you feel demoralized and exhausted – it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.” – Dalai Lama
Science shows that talking to someone, getting some physical movement and listening to music are three of the best things we can do to feel better. Here’s one Thrive resource for each area:
Take Care Of Yourself
Here’s the deal: The road is long. The journey is difficult. And, you don’t have a four-month vacation on the horizon any time soon. So, how are you going to make it if you don’t take care of yourself?
It may not be through anything you see on this page, but you’ve got to find a way to get some fuel back in your tank – to rest and restore. You’re too important not to.