2023 Self-Care Toolkit
Tips to Help You Live Healthy and Well
Posted by Medavie Blue Cross on January 19, 2023
Stick to a daily schedule to help you stay focused and on track. Maintaining daily agendas and setting reminder notifications can help. Every morning, make a list of things you want to get done and if you can, log on and log off of work around the same time each day to support a work-life balance. However, don’t stress if your plan sometimes goes sideways. It’s bound to happen.
Eating well is fundamental to good health and well-being. When you do a grocery run, make smart food choices for you and your family. Stock up on nutritious fruits and vegetables to turn into delicious smoothies, salads, soups and stews. Make extra to store in the freezer and have on hand when your food supply runs low or you want to make a quick-and-easy meal.
And not just to wash dishes or fold laundry. Schedule “me-time” into your weekends and even workdays. Allow time to look after your health and wellness — practice chair yoga and meditation to reduce stress and improve mental clarity. Take a short nap if needed. Remember that as a caregiver, your care should come first in order to build your reserves of energy and resilience.
Did you know that you can get healthcare from home? Connected Care, our digital health platform, offers several options to meet your healthcare needs – anytime, anywhere you are. Using your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you can connect with a Canadian doctor for consultation and treatment or with an accredited therapist for counselling and education services. Our employee and family assistance program, inConfidence, also offers services to help you deal with a range of work-life issues, with support available in person, by phone or online 24/7/365.
If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed, make sure to reach out and connect with others for advice and support.