2021: A Year of Well-Being

Updated: Jan 25

After the year we just had and with both hope for a vaccine and the knowledge that it’ll take time to distribute, it seems like this might be the year to refocus on well-being. If you were part of our Balance After Burnout or Managing Uncertainty workshops in 2020, you’ll be familiar with the construct I’ll be using. But unlike in the workshops where we dig into the action planning, this year Nextpat will be taking a different wellness topic each month and discussing how it shows up in our day-to-day, what it means when we’re transitioning and how we can prioritize it in transition and day-to-day life.

So, for those who have not participated in our wellness workshops, we’ll be using a model that takes into account physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. When I returned from a year in India, I found that when asking “how I was” – it really did need to encompass all those aspects of health. There were times that the physical toll of dysentery was the most relevant response, but equally were apathy when I felt emotionally drained or excitement when learning something new. We’ll be taking individual topics within each wheelhouse for each month, the current planned list is below, in case there is something specific you’re curious about.

Feb: Sleep!

Mar: Eat

Apr: Move