Summertime Fun!

Summertime Fun!

School is out. Families are together. The first few weeks are great, until the heat and boredom kick in. Now we have the question- what are we going to do all summer? Luckily, we have found some great cost effective and/or free activities and places for families to visit together this summer!

  • Museum of Science and History
  • Riverside Arts Market
  • Kingsley Plantation
  • Friendship Fountain
  • Jacksonville Arboretum & Gardens
  • Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens (Free on Tuesdays)
  • Adventure Landing
  • Events at your local library
  • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp Games
  • Bowling
  • Art Walks
  • Playing at your local park!

 

Please also take a moment to view the following websites which have great ideas for summertime fun!

https://24hourkidcare.com/2014/06/50-free-and-almost-free-things-to-do-in-jacksonville-this-summer/

https://www.almostsupermom.com/10-free-things-to-do-in-jacksonville-fl/

https://jacksonvillemom.com/in-around-jax/things-to-do/summer-bucket-list-100-free-cheap-things-to-do-in-jacksonville/

Please also remember when engaging in activities outside with your family and kids, to follow the following safety tips:

  • Staying hydrated is key!!
  • Beware of the sun and wear sunscreen
  • Practice safety when riding bikes and playing in the pool
  • Beware of thunder and lightening

 

Above all else, have fun, be present in the moment, and enjoy each other! Happy summer from the Right Path Family!!

The Reality About Self Care

The Reality About Self Care

When we think of self-care, we often think of relaxation, stress-relief, decompression, and most importantly, enjoyment. We want to feel our best and re-set. To let loose is sometimes the best way for us to get there.

The reality is, sometimes self-care can be uncomfortable. It can be difficult to navigate.

As clinicians, we are often tasked with having uncomfortable or crucial conversations with the people that we serve; the purpose being growth and positive change. Self-care should be looked at the same way. Sometimes we need to get the uncomfortable responsibilities out of the way so we are able to truly focus on being our best selves. By acting with intention, we can set ourselves up in environments and situations that promote safety, security, resiliency, and a healthy place for growth.

Some areas of self-care that are often overlooked:

  • Appropriate Sleep Hygiene
  • Check-ups with a Primary Care Physician
  • Blood Work
  • Exercise
  • Eating Healthy
  • Cleaning
  • Addressing Areas of Procrastination
  • Budgeting
  • Hydrating Your Body
  • Being Social
  • Prioritizing Alone Time

So now as the reader, I challenge YOU! Take a few moments and review your self-care regimen. What can you add into your day to day routine that would allow for you to operate at your best self?