Time Out Provides Relief for the Stressed Out


I had plenty of work to do today. It seems as if I cannot catch up. It is stressful trying to meet deadlines, promote my business and increase visibility. Instead of stressing, I took a timeout. I chose to spend the day with a group of young ladies as they practiced their canoe skills. My daughter was part of the group. By the end of the day, I was sandy, stinky, and sweaty, but I would not have missed this opportunity for anything. It was fun and relaxing. I took pictures as I watched their Girl Scout leader instruct and monitor their techniques.

I saw a great blue heron, a bald eagle, and lots of dragonflies. The sky was blue and dotted with fluffy white clouds. The sun was hot, but towards the evening we were blessed with a cool breeze. We ate our campfire meal, played a card game and shared many laughs before packing up to go home.

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  1. Tiffany Thompson says:

    “There has been much talk about stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary/vicarious trauma in the helping and human services professions. Left unaddressed, these conditions can lead to excessive staff turnover. The A-to-Z Self-Care Handbook for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals (ISBN 978-1-929109-53-1, The New Social Worker Press, 2016, $16.95) provides, in a compact and structured format, an alphabetized array of strategies, resources, and pointers for engaging in self-care, as a core part of ethical professional practice for social workers and other helping professionals.”

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