Ten! Tenth birthdays generally involve ice cream and lots of balloons. Tenth anniversaries are marked with gifts of aluminum and tin. Here at MyDirectives, we are celebrating our tenth birthday in conjunction with a great partner, Nathan Kottkamp and the National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) team.
Practicing Self-Care During the Holiday Season
The holiday season is known as the most wonderful time of the year. Yet, amidst the fun, family time, and delicious food it brings, feelings of stress can wear you down. It’s important to take time for yourself during the holiday season by practicing self-care.
Self-care can take many forms and can easily fit into your holiday schedule. Whether it is going for a quick walk after dinner or meditating in between shopping trips, small acts can go a long way to ensure a healthy body and a healthy mind during a busy and often hectic time of the year.
An important and novel way to practice self-care can come from your smart phone. At MyDirectives, we believe documenting your health wishes in a simple video selfie or a full digital emergency, critical and advance care plan is a true act of caring for yourself, your health and your family. In addition to all the responsibilities you and your loved ones have during the holiday season, take a moment to think about the future. The ease of creating an advance care plan with MyDirectives can take a major stressor off your back you might not even have realized existed. MyDirectives makes advance care planning easy and provides a platform to let your loved ones and your healthcare providers know your healthcare wishes.
While we take time to do kind things for others during the holidays, take a minute and do something important for yourselves too!