The Tuesday Two © – November 8 2022

Each Tuesday I will deliver to you two things that are relevant to wellness.

Self-care is not self-indulgent or a treat, it is as necessary as breathing!  What can you do to take care of yourself?

  1. Sleep is one of the most important elements of self-care.  A good nights sleep actually starts with a good morning.  It is important to have exposure to natural light preferably in the morning.  If you live in Canada like I do, natural light in the morning in December is hard to come by.  I increase my Vitamin D intake starting in the fall until spring.  Some people choose to use a “Happy Light©” as well to provide that exposure to light.  I avoid caffeine after lunch and try to stick to the bedtime routine I mentioned last week.  This is a good article that explains the sleep cycles. SLEEP CYCLES
  2. Our Canadian tax dollars at work – yes, it’s true!  This week I came across a website that provides free resources and tools supporting mental wellness.  One of the statements I make when I am presenting on “Moving from Stressed to Resilient” is “Mental wellness is a journey not a destination”, so when I noticed they used that statement in their opening comments, I decided to check it out.  I was pleasantly surprised to see a variety of topics including helplines for adults, kids, and teens.  There are also supports for those in immediate crisis.  Check out the Wellness Together Canada website.

Have a great week!

Jeannette Austin