Simple Tips for Wellness
Darren Jones

It’s been a wonderful month at Southridge as we made extra efforts to focus on wellness. Thank you to our community for making time to participate in the various activities we offered throughout this whole month including learning workshops and presentations, book club meetings, and wellness challenges. Let’s remember to continue to look after ourselves by consciously making an effort to follow these often-recommended, simple wellness tips:     

  • Take a moment to stretch, take some cleansing breaths, and start the day with positive vibes (i.e. think of things you’re grateful for and what you’re looking forward to)
  • Eat foods that are healthy and delicious that will give your body the energy it needs to get through the day
  • Remember to drink plenty of water (bring your water bottle and plan to refill it throughout the day!)
  • Take time to be active – walk, run, do yoga – get your body moving and heart rate up for at least 30 minutes every day
  • Take time to do something stimulating or something that gives you joy (read, draw, build, write, paint, etc.)
  • Call/FaceTime someone you care about to say hello and check-in
  • Set a timer for screen time and stick to disconnecting at the end of that time
  • At the end of your day, meditate or take some time to focus on the good and joyful things in life
  • Try to get enough sleep each night so you have the energy and rest needed to do it all over again!

Contributed by Darren Jones, Assistant Head of School