In today’s fast-paced world where 24 hours in a day never seems like enough, it’s more important now than ever to carve out time for self-care. At evolvedMD, we pride ourselves on running a values-driven, people-centered organization, and that means ensuring our people are happy and healthy. Creating a culture of self-care is critical to our overall mission, so much so that we reward employees with quarterly bonuses for completing self-care activities.
Today, we’d like to share some of their favorite self-care activities. Check them out below to get some ideas for your own self-care routine!
Dr. Christina Abby | Programs Manager
Self-care tip: "My self-care includes reading and exchanging books with my mom and my favorite cousins so that we can chat about them afterwards. I also have my go-to types of series or movies that I enjoy watching with my husband. I also enjoy cleaning. I do my best thinking while I'm zoned out and cleaning, and the finished product gives you an amazing smelling and nicely decorated area to spend even more relaxation time in!"
Sofia Ahmed | Behavioral Health Manager
Self-care tip: "My best self-care tip has been yoga. I’ve been telling patients about yoga with Kassandra after Erik (Osland) introduced me to her during my interview. She has so many different flows on her YouTube channel and it’s accommodating for every level. The intertwining of breath and movements does wonders on the brain and body."
Jeff Ainsa | Clinical Manager
Self-care tip: "Making time to go out with friends and laugh without staring at phones. Or spending time away from screens with family and playing a board game."
Ashley Van Bodegon | Care Coordinator
Self-care tip: "Do at least one thing you find enjoyable each day, even if it is something small (watch an episode of a show you like, dance to a song, spend 10-minutes playing with your dog, etc.)."
Jenn Briones | Business Operations Manager
Self-care tip: "Snuggle a puppy! Or 9... I have 9 so that is usually my go-to.”
Michelle Eliseo | Recruitment Specialist
Self-care tip: "I love candles (especially the smell of coffee and chocolate!), so being able to smell my favorite scents brings me joy."
Sarah Hanchett | Director of Clinical Services
Self-care tip: "Get creative! Draw, craft, paint, color... let the creative juices flow!"
Robyn Harvey | Care Coordinator
Self-care tip: "Practice gratitude. Start each day with three things you are thankful for. Redirect negative thinking towards positive thoughts by slowing down and enjoying the simple things."
Kim Ho | Director of Sales
Self-care tip: "Reading, face masks, and tea! Maybe all at once!"
Lydia Jones | Training Manager
Self-care tip: "Manicure/pedicure, grabbing an iced coffee and walking around Target, peloton ride, baking."
Maddie Jones | Implementation Specialist
Self-care tip: "I love starting or ending my day with a calming walk, listening to my favorite podcast or sounds of meditation."
Lisseth Lopez | Behavioral Health Manager
Self-care tip: "I like to get facials or massages, dinner with friends, working out, or watching teen love movies - so innocent and cheesy."
Sentari Minor | Head of Strategy
Self-care tip: "Daily walks while listening to podcast or watching clips from Parks & Rec, Arrested Development, or VEEP. Watching full episodes of Gilmore Girls. Treating myself to a movie (or two) during the week. Also, crushing cardio at the gym and working out. Poetry writing sprints. Driving through South Mountain."
Dr. Ruth Nutting | Director of Clinical Programs
Self-care tip: "Each day, choose one brief self-care activity (i.e. journaling, meditation) and carve out 15-minutes to complete it... prior to the end of the day. So often, we put ourselves last and push our minutes of self-care to the time we are most tired and disengaged. Also, I crush CrossFit 3-4x per week!"
Humberto Perez | Implementation Specialist
Self-care tip: "Getting gelato and listening to Revisionist history."
Janet Robles | Care Coordinator
Self-care tip: "Making sure to do one or two things I enjoy before the day ends. Music is huge for me and always helps me feel so much better. Reading and writing are also super important to make sure I am taking care of me."
Evan Sakrison | Strategy & Marketing Specialist
Self-care tip: "Mine is to have a mini dance party. At least once a week, I throw on a record and just dance, jump, headbang, or whatever I'm feeling to get out any negative energy. Sometimes, I'll even leave the blinds open - makes me feel more comfortable with myself if people can see my awkward dance moves, and thus not give a care in the world."
Alicia Shipman | Clinical Manager
Self-care tip: "Joyful movement. Sometimes I just need to put on good music and dance with my kids. Anything with movement that creates joy is the best self-care for me!"
Joy Simon | Care Coordinator Manager
Self-care tip: "Taking a drive with my favorite music on and singing really loud like I'm putting on a concert, and also creating my shirts/cups using my Cricut machine and being creative."
Leslie Stumpff | Clinical Manager
Self-care tip: "Comedy. I need a good laugh for self-care and distraction. Keep it light, can't help but smile when you are laughing right."
Crystal Sulit | Behavioral Health Manager
Self-care tip: "Simple manicure and pedicure."