1. Continue to Focus on Self-care:
Summer is almost over but that doesn’t mean that self-care should take a back seat in your life. Practicing self-care is never selfish because it is about protecting your mental health which has a positive effect on not only yourself, but also your professional & personal relationships and your career overall. In contrast, self-neglect can have a negative cumulative effect on all aspects of your life. Setting aside just a few hours a week to focus on self-care will help you stay focused & determined on your goals.
2. Reach Out to Friends & Family
Staying in contact with friends & family sounds simple enough, but often our busy lives keeps us from doing so on a regular basis. It is important to stay in touch because our friends & family are a strong support system that helps us in times of both distress & joy. Surrounding ourselves with family & friends helps prevent isolation which can improve our ability to handle stressful situations and anxiety overall.
3. Read More Books
Reading books can have a positive impact on both our mental and physical health. While the realities of the world can become overwhelming, books can provide an escape from those realities. Reading a fiction novel creates a short escape from your own life by allowing you to imagine the experiences of each character. Non-fiction books such as self-help books can help you strategize ideas to improve different areas of your life.
4. Give Back to your Community
Finding a cause and volunteering your time is an excellent way to grow your overall perceptions of the world. Volunteering and being around other volunteers will help you gain a new sense of purpose. Volunteering is also a great way to broaden your network and meet like-minded individuals. Giving back can also improve your overall mental health and lower your stress levels.
5. Attend Conferences
Attending conferences is a great way to learn new things in your profession, network with others and increase your communication skills. Speaker presentations & panel discussions at conference will broaden your knowledge on various topics and increase your understanding of different aspects of your profession. When you attend conferences you will have the opportunity to socialize with like-minded individuals. Your peers provide a valuable resource of ideas and insights that will help you grow in your professional & personal
Join us on October 21st to 23rd ELEX Conference in Houston Texas to experience all of these benefits and more. For more information & to register visit: elexconference.com