Wellness Tips: Creating a Healthy Environment at Home
Student health and well-being starts with your surroundings. Make safety and wellness a priority at home, so that you can more effectively balance your work and home responsibilities.
Home is where wellness begins
Ready to create a safe, manageable place for yourself or your family? Wellness begins with having a secure and comfortable place to live. Keeping that space clean and uncluttered may feel like a chore, but these tips will help you avoid injury and the aches and pains that sometimes come with household chores. Two more important home safety topics to review are drinking water quality and the dangers of mold. Learn more about each!
Moving can be an exciting life-change, but often comes with a roller coaster of emotions and disruptions, even if the move is a welcome one. If there’s a possibility that you’ll move this year, a quick read through To Move or Not to Move will help get you in the moving mindset.
The balancing act of work and home
Life just happens whether we’re ready for it or not. If you find youself overwhelmed with work and family obligations, open communication with your manager is a good place to start when developing a solution. Talk with your boss about the possibility of working from home or shifting your day schedule and or deadlines, when emergencies arise. Similarly, reach out to a friend or family members, who may be happy to share tasks and errands plus provide the feedback and support you need to create balance. Read more: Balancing Work, Family and Caregiving Responsibilities
Managing caregiver burnout
Caring for a sick relative or elderly family member is a very stressful role, fraught with guilt, exhaustion and every emotion in between. Taking time for yourself and your responsibilities is extremely important and will let you focus on providing the best care you can to all of your loved ones, including yourself. Recognizing the signs of burnout is a necessary first step in managing the effects of stress. Here are more ways to reduce caregiver burnout. Read more: Reducing the Risk of Caregiver Burnout
UMA Wellness Center
Wellness is incredibly important to your studies and to your overall health. UMA is committed to providing you and your household with access to ongoing wellness resources. Stay tuned to the UMA Wellness Center!
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