Here are seven ways to help prevent burnout — and strike a better balance:
1. Do daily self-checks.
2. Be realistic about what you can manage.
3. Reconsider your options for help.
4. Schedule “me time.”
5. Nurture your other relationships.
6. Have your own wellness plan.
7. Accept that it can be trying.
For more information: UnitedHealthcare
A great article…Dementia’s most troubling symptoms can be eased by these six steps.
Here are few recommendations from CDC to prevent the spread of germs:
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Perform hand hygiene often.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.
- If you are sick with flu-like illness, it is recommended to stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine.
- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.
As the flu season is in full swing, it is important to think about the three P’s: Prepare, Prod, and Prevent!!!
Prepare: your healthcare professional should be prepared with ample vaccination in stock.
Prod: your healthcare professional should reach out actively to high-risk patients, display prevention materials in the office and waiting area, and contact every patient to get vaccinated.
Prevent: your healthcare professional should emphasize the importance of basic infection-control measures, check to be sure children and eligible adults have received vaccines, check to make sure all long-term facility patients are vaccinated, and that every patient has an opportunity to get vaccination.
1. A nice hot bath with Epsom Salts, lavender oil and candles in the winter.
2. Fifteen minutes of meditating in bed.
3. Reading in bed.
4. A glass of wine, or herbal tea and a movie. (Not in bed. I know this contradicts the above, but it works for me :)
5. Light stretching, quick restorative yoga session, or a relaxing neighborhood walk.