We are taking a beat to check in.
Check in with KASFAA, with yourself, your co-workers, and your family and friends.
It is super important, especially now, to take a moment and connect with yourself and those around you. It can improve your self-esteem, reduce stress, ease anxiety, and more. You can do this in many ways.
In this space you will be able to share with our KASFAA family …
- You can ask questions to the group
- You can offer your best tips on healthy mental behaviors
- You can show your favorite yoga poses for mental stress relief and tell why it relieves that stress
- You can give us a playlist of the songs that calm you
- You can share a couple of your favorite (safe for work) jokes to make us laugh
Kristina (Association News & Publicity committee member) reached out to several of her coworkers for their thoughts and ideas and here is what they had to say 🙂
Exercise: Get out and move. Talk to friends. Do something for someone else. – Ron, Director of LIbrary Services at MCC
Eat as well as possible and stay active physically to help keep things in shape mentally. Also, as a Christian I cannot imagine this time without leaning on the Lord for His care and purpose. – Genae Denver, Alumni Director, MCC
Short “brain breaks” by saying a prayer, slow deep breathing and visualizing a happy place, a couple of minutes playing Gummy Drop on my phone. – Kristina Blanck, Financial Aid Processing Specialist, Manhattan Christian College
Make sure you feed yourself positive criticism. The world is negative enough around you, make sure you are encouraging yourself. – Kevin Foster, Admissions Counselor MCC
Kristina also had jokes to get you smiling!!
Why is Peter Pan always flying??? Because he Neverlands. ( I love this joke because it never grows old).
My teachers told me I’d never amount to anything since I procrastinate so much….I told them, “Just you wait!” (to the tune of Hamilton)
We would love to see what you have to say. Add your mental health check behaviors in the comment section below. Can’t wait to see this conversation unfold.