• Mindful self-care is an everyday practice that is supported by research showing that it is an effective and sustainable strategy for buffering against compassion fatigue and burnout.

 

  • Mindful self-care focuses on using your breath to pause and center yourself in the present moment—using your breath to push out regrets of the past and worries of the future.

 

  • For one moment—lasting the length of just one deep breath or maybe a full minute—allow yourself to non-judgmentally connect with your thoughts, your feelings, and your body.

 

  • You can ground yourself in the present moment wherever you are. You can do this while sitting at your desk. You can get up and walk around taking deep breaths with each slow step. You can stand still, or you can stretch.

 

  • Use the mindful self-care cards below to get started.