Who doesn’t like to indulge in a little self-care occasionally? When I think of self-care, my mind typically goes to spending time unplugged from electronics, exercising, going to the beauty shop, or reading a book in quiet surroundings. I understand that “self-care” may not mean the same to everyone. To some, self-care may be scheduling that doctor appointment you have been putting off while taking that vacation.
I think everyone needs to think of self-care like an automobile needs an oil change. Without a refresh of the oil in our engines, we will not work as well. Lack of self-care can cause a person to lower their productivity, be prone to lingering disease, and suffer from mental health issues. At JMHS, we have many options for self-care, such as therapeutic massage, preventative exams, counseling services, and more. Put “self-care” on your agenda today or schedule a time in the future to take care of you. Remember, an automobile can only run so long on the same oil before its engine burns out.
Kris Jacobson, LNHA, LALD, MBA