Taking Time to Slow Down and Check in

For the past fourteen months, we’ve dreamed about seeing each other’s real-life smiling faces, the return of happy hours and ping pong, and being able to connect with our clients face-to-face. Finally, the time is coming! And we could not be more excited.

But, as the pace of the world around us begins to pick up speed, remember to slow down every once in a while and evaluate how you’re feeling. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and as this month draws to a close, we wanted to pop in with a gentle reminder that your mental and emotional health matter.

As we head into the long weekend, we encourage you to take a deep breath and check in with yourself. How’s it going? Take a moment to take stock of how you’re feeling, what you might need, and give yourself the chance to do what fills your cup. Talk to your friends, go for a walk, or even just take some alone time – without Zoom calls or cats running across your keyboard. Whatever it is that you love, do it. Self-care isn’t selfish! It’s necessary. Despite everything the world has thrown at you, you’ve made it this far and you deserve it.

Living and working through a pandemic, we’ve been been challenged in ways we’d never expected. But, it’s also given us the unique opportunity to get to know each other in ways that otherwise may not have been possible, and prove just how resilient we are when we stick together. Even while we’ve kept our distance, we’ve grown closer. So, let’s keep looking out for each other! Check in with the people around you, too. Even just a simple chat or smile can go a long way for someone who needs a boost.

After a year of constant change, prioritizing mental health is more important than ever before. At the end of the day, regardless of throughput or bandwidth, even the best of us need to recharge every once in a while. 🔌