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From Our Members: Stress Relief Tips For The Holidays!

Member Spotlight December - From Our Members: Stress Relief Tips For The Holidays!


Kelly Garvis | Development Director NAMI Palm Beach County

Taking care of oneself is crucial, especially during busy times like the end of the year for nonprofits. Here are some tips for individuals working in nonprofit organizations:

Maintain Health Routines and Balance:

  • Stick to regular sleep patterns, exercise routines, and healthy eating habits to provide stability. Advocate for balancing obligations with enjoyable activities.

Self-Care During the Holidays:

  • Prioritize self-care by setting realistic expectations for workload and personal commitments. Take breaks when needed to prevent burnout.

Physical Movement and Hobbies:

  • Encourage engaging in physical activities or hobbies that bring joy and relaxation. This could include a walk, yoga, or creative pursuits.

Connect with Others:

  • Foster connections with friends, family, or support groups. Social interaction is a powerful antidote to feelings of isolation.
  • Attend or organize social events within your organization to promote a sense of community.

Learn to Say No:

  • Recognize your limits and don't hesitate to decline additional commitments if it contributes to excessive stress. Setting boundaries is crucial for maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Reflect and Celebrate:

  • Take time to reflect on achievements throughout the year. Celebrate successes, no matter how small, to boost morale.

Disconnect When Needed:

  • During personal time, disconnect from work-related emails and messages. Establish clear boundaries to prevent constant work-related stress.

Seek Support:

  • If stress becomes overwhelming, seek support from colleagues, friends, or professional counselors. Don't hesitate to communicate your feelings.

Plan for the New Year:

  • Outline goals and plans for the upcoming year. Having a clear vision can bring a sense of direction and purpose.

Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish. It's a necessary part of being able to contribute effectively to your organization's mission.

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Sharing is Caring

Sharing is caring and we often use food to share stories and traditions that everyone can take part in. Food is a wonderful way to start a conversation, understand others and expand our own experiences.

If time is short companies can upload recipes to a shared drive OR start earlier and make a real recipe book! Clients have created recipe books using in-house resources and even given to clients as a one-of-a-kind personalized gift. I still refer back to some of mine for a special chowder or side dish!

Don’t forget to add categories - appetizers, sides, vegetarian, etc…

#Cutura HR loves HR and to share food! Call us for HR challenges and tips!

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Kaley Newby, MSHS

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Play your favorite music! It’s the holiday, so I encourage holiday theme!

Have your favorite scents in your office (no candles please, 🙂 )

Take a scenic route to work ...

Make a planned lunch with your colleagues.

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