Self-Care at Work

We've been through a lot as an organization. Given our busy schedules, taking time to practice self-care can sometimes feel like a big task.

The good news is there are simple things we can do to take care of ourselves and our team's well-being.


Here are a few ways to reduce stress and burnout while increasing calm and happiness:

1. Find daily habits to take care of yourself

  • Pack a healthy lunch and snacks to keep you energized throughout the day.
  • Go outside during your breaks and/or lunch to reconnect with nature.
  • Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night to recharge.
  • Access daily well-being tips on the Elevate My Wellness platform. 


2. Support each other at work

  • Check in during team meetings and 1-on-1’s to see how everyone is doing.
  • Schedule walking/active meetings to increase movement and social connection.
  • Give a shout out to your coworkers using the My High 5 app to let them know that you see, care, and appreciate them.


3. Practice meditation to reduce stress

  • Pick your favorite app(s) that you can access anytime on your phone. If you are a Kaiser member, get the Calm app for free on your device. If you are a Health Net member, use myStrength to help build emotional health.
  • Use My Stress Tools for online resources to help you relax and feel your best.
  • Find a quiet space and follow the 2-minute meditation card.


4. Take FREE health & fitness classes


5. Get additional help

  • Work with your department’s EEWB Champion to collaborate on future wellness initiatives.
  • Access individual counseling and other resources provided by the County’s Employee Assistance Program.
  • Health Net, Kaiser, and VHP offer Telehealth as a part of their covered services for enrolled members and dependents. This is a great way to receive care and communicate with our health care providers via phone, text, or video.
  • Health Net and Kaiser members can schedule one-on-one wellness coaching sessions to help achieve lifestyle goals. 


Here are well-being flyers and meditation cards that you can download and print:

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