Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Taking Time for Wellness

Hopefully the Thanksgiving break will give all school counselors a chance to "monitor emotional and physical health and practice wellness to ensure optimal effectiveness." That is part of the recently revised ASCA Ethical Guidelines. Reconnecting with family and friends during the holidays can improve mental health. Eating a meal with people we feel close to is a valued ritual for human beings. Try to find time to take a walk in these last days of fall or do some other exercise you enjoy. You can remind yourself it is your professional ethical obligation to do self-care.

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