Taking time to prioritize a “wellness streak” to manage work stress: Opinion

In a recent article in The Conversation, University of Calgary Director of Field Experience Astrid H Kendrick describes how committing to a “wellness streak” can help people manage work stress. Kendrick says that a wellness streak, in which one commits to doing a wellness-related activity every day, can help people working in professions that have high rates of burnout and compassion fatigue, such as education. In UCalgary’s Werklund School of Education, a #FieldSelfCareStreak has been added to student teacher practicum courses to help faculty, students, and partner teachers take time each day for wellness. The challenge includes taking 15-20 minutes each workday during the field practicum course to engage in an achievable self-care activity. The Conversation Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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