How you are matters
In large part, well-being is about making room for being comfortable, healthy, or happy amid the stresses that are an intrinsic part of life.
Mission and Spiritual Care dedicates this guide to helping team members make room for thriving and resilience in relationship to the realities of fatigue and distress.
We believe how you are matters. We hope this guide reminds you of the inherent strength and quality of being you possess.
Well-being & Resilience
Who can you turn to for support—what type of support does each person offer?
In what ways can you support others?
Is there someone you want to start being more genuine with?
Who is a role model of who you want to be in your work and life? Who is a model of who you don’t want to be?
Purpose, and Growth
Manage Your Physical Energy
Practice restorative sleeping habits.
Discover spiritual habits useful for relaxation.
Know how many days in a row you can work before needing a break.
Select exercise that you can most enjoy.
When is the last time you had positive physical contact with someone?
Accept what you cannot change and focus on what you can change.
Acknowledge what you do well and celebrate success.
Remember you have limits and honor them.
Find ways to laugh and enjoy life that help you maintain realistic optimism.
Enhance Emotional Intelligence and Skill
Finding Meaning Purpose and Growth
In stressful situations create worse version and better version stories.
Can you be flexible with your mood and emotions when needed and wanted?
Do you know the difference between your emotions and the emotions of those around you?
How do your “go to”coping strategies limit you and strengthen you?
How do you define or explain your sense of purpose?
Are you living your values at home and in your work?
Are you satisfied with how you are living your talents?
Discover how spirituality fits into your life.
What are you willing to struggle for in life?
For use with patients and families, when you want to stay calm, or anytime you feel disconnected from your body.(Remember, your body is the most vibrant resource you have during this time and is worth your attention.)
Look around you. Identify and say aloud or to yourself:
5 things you see
4 things you feel
3 things you hear
2 things you smell
1 thing you taste
Your chaplain is committed to caring for you during this time of uncertainty and increased responsibility. They are here for patients, families, and you. When you need a listening ear, a calming presence, or a brief pause in the daily routine let us know.
How you are matters
Sources: Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges, Steven M. Southwick, M.D. and Dennis S. Charney, M.D., Cambridge University Press, 2012 and RoffeyParkResilienceCapabilityIndex:http://www.roffeypark.com/