Three Resources to Help You Start Prioritizing Self-Care

What do setting healthy boundaries with others, going for a long run and keeping a gratitude journal have in common? They are all small ACTs of self-care. Self-care looks different for everyone. On some days, self-care might be one routine you do for yourself in the morning, like drinking a full glass of water and … Continue reading Three Resources to Help You Start Prioritizing Self-Care

11 Opportunities to ACT This Season

Managing stress with healthy coping mechanisms takes both patience and practice. As temperatures drop, the COVID-19 pandemic continues, daylight hours decrease and the holidays approach, it may feel as though you have less options to turn to for stress relief, self-care and relaxation. Controllability, one of the Principles of Resilience, is about making choices that … Continue reading 11 Opportunities to ACT This Season

Tools to Try When You Need a Mindful Moment

We all need breaks. It’s easy to get caught up in the responsibilities that stem from different areas of your personal and professional life. Actively creating time and space to unwind may be challenging, but it can help build resilience and you live more mindfully. Practicing mindfulness is one of many skills that may help … Continue reading Tools to Try When You Need a Mindful Moment

Tips for Staying Positive during Uncertain Times

Current conversations about COVID-19 are pervasive. Whether you’re talking to your fellow Sailors in-person about the latest updates or connecting with friends and family digitally, concern about the impact of COVID-19 remains widespread across the globe. Uncertainty and ambiguous situations can often produce negative emotions, but there are many healthy ways to cope. If you … Continue reading Tips for Staying Positive during Uncertain Times

Boosting Your Energy without Misusing Prescription Stimulants

There never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done and get enough sleep. We strive for alertness and productivity, but they often seem easier to dream of than to truly achieve. While strong coffee or energy drinks (which carry their own risks) are popular quick-fixes among Sailors to boost energy … Continue reading Boosting Your Energy without Misusing Prescription Stimulants