Monthly Archives: June 2020

Is Stress Killing You?

From minor challenges to major crises, stress is part of life. And while you can’t always control your circumstances, you can control how you respond to them.

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When stress becomes overwhelming, or it’s chronic, it can take a toll on your well-being. That’s why it’s important to have effective stress relief strategies that can calm your mind and your body. 

Get the STRESS Out of Here!

And if new stressors are challenging your ability to cope or if self-care measures just aren’t relieving your stress, you may need to look for reinforcements. Be OK to reach out to a licensed therapist or even counseling.  

No matter if it for you the individual or your team…Self First Movement Solutions has services designed to relieve stress and help navigate you back to your core value system.  You have the power to overcome and move beyond it all.

“It is about you”

  • Change your point of view
  • learning to say NO, when and where it is needed
  • live life more freely knowing that you are essential to this world
  • Put you back on the list even during a pandemic or crisis 
  • Remember you are a HERO but the first person that needs saving is you!

Don’t stress out! Together, we will unleash your inner power, uncover what’s holding you back, and show you what it means to love Self First! You matter that much!

Shawanna Kennedy
CEO, Self First Movement Solutions
Self Care and Mental Wellness Advocate
 “It is about You”
 Our primary service helps people get more done, creating a better-balanced work life. Producing training results that boost productivity, enhance well being, and mental health. This leads to Greater prosperity, efficiency, and longevity. 


Tips To Self-Care And Still Be Effective When Communicating Virtually

Tips To Self-Care And Still Be Effective When Communicating Virtually

The COVID-19 closed a of offices doors across the globe. As a result, millions of employees chose to work remotely. Although working remotely offers a lot of advantages, this rapid transition caused by the pandemic has caused immense stress to employees that work remotely.

Whether you are an employee or team leader, this lifestyle change and stress can have a negative impact on your health and overall wellbeing. In this situation, what you need to do is follow a few self-care tips while being effective during your virtual communication with your team. Let’s check out some of the tips that can help you.

Tips to Self-Care for Remote Workers

Follow a routine: The ongoing pandemic has disrupted your schedule. However, you still need to follow your new routine and make sure you get plenty of sleep and maintain a regular workflow.

Remember to make you a part of YOUR day! #Selffirst #POMPOM

Eat healthy: If you eat healthy, you can feel the energy, be positive and concentration throughout the day. Try your best to keep away from junk food as these foods can give you a temporary relief from stress but cause weight gain and sluggishness.  

Move on: you can exercise in your home gym or go out for a walk while staying in touch with your team virtually. With regular exercise, you can maintain your energy, boost your mood and cognitive function.

Adjust office hours: the problem with working remotely is that it blurs the difference between personal time and work time. So, you should set and follow a schedule to do your office work and take care of domestic chores.

For instance, you may choose to send emails to your team at 7 pm and devote the rest of time to your personal matters. 

Stay social: Just because you are working from home amidst this crisis doesn’t mean you can’t be social. You can schedule social hours with your teammates or colleagues. This way you can develop social connections and maintain physical distances at the same time.

Limit screen time: Since working remotely requires you to stay online, it doesn’t mean you can spend the whole day starring at your computer screen. Excessive screen time can drain you much faster and keep you away from healthy activities, such as getting fresh air and doing exercise.

How You Can Support and communicate with your Team Remotely

You may have tons of questions and fears on your mind about keeping all the team members on track, communicating clearly and managing performance. During this crisis, it’s important that you support you communicate and support your team effectively.

Due to the increased uncertainty and stress, employees are more likely to have a burnout. If you monitor your employees for signs of burnout, you can take the right steps to give them the support they need to avoid burnout. Given below are a few common signs you should watch out for:

  • Slow work progress
  • Lack of enthusiasm
  • Frustration
  • Low productivity
  • Mistakes in work
  • Illness
  • Exhaust

Support your employees remotely

Given below are a few ways you can give all the support your team or employees need for self-care;

  • Perform regular health checks
  • Clearly communicate your expectations
  • Show appreciation
  • Communicate your goals clearly
  • Encourage self-care

In short, if you follow these self-care tips, you can still be able to communicate with your team virtually and stay on the track to achieve your goals.

And if you need additional assistance Self First Movement Solutions can HELP. We have an executive team of equipped trainers ready to be of service to you. Make to call!

Power Over Mindset Power Over Me #POMPOM

#POMPOMPower Over Mindset Power Over Me – We spend several minutes each day picking out what we are going to wear, but there is a far more important accessory we choose each day. It’s called our mindset. It influences everything we do. It can hurt us or help us. We can start by identifying our mindset and being aware of how it is influencing our behaviors. You GET To Choose!

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Your mind is a powerful thing. You need to Know YourSELF to Grow YourSELF When you start to fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

Here are a few great suggested tips to get you started: 

Get your mind focused

✔Get your mind focused on the day by asking yourself one question as soon as you wake up: What is the one thing I am committed to completing today? The benefits: you start prioritizing, you keep focused on personal goals, you make a promise to yourself to finish one thing that’s important to you.

Work on the most challenging tasks first

✔Work on the most mentally challenging tasks first. It’s called doing deep work. Devoting your mornings to whatever needs most of your concentration, whether that’s reading, taking notes, coding, or problem-solving. When is the ideal time to do it? The sooner, the better; research shows that our analytical brain starts functioning optimally around 2-4 hours after we wake up.

Make it a habit to learn every day

✔Make it a habit to learn something new every day. Why? You feed your brain, create new neural networks, challenge your intellect, and take advantage of that amazing supercomputer of yours: your brain. #itisaboutyou

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Self-care Is STILL Important

It is STILL so important to make sure you take good care of your body, mind, and soul every day, not just when you are sick. 

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We often fail in self-care. Because practicing it is not that easy. Most of us are crazy busy, have stressful jobs, and even more so managing life during a pandemic. or are too consumed with technology to make time for ourselves. Me-time is usually last on the agenda. Worse, we can sometimes feel guilty about taking the time required to take care of ourselves. So getting started with self-care can be challenging. 



You Deserve A Peace of Mind! At Self First Movement Solutions, we provide consulting through which we work with you to be your best SELF. We assist in changing the stigma associated with mental health and well being. It is imperative that your goals, dreams, and desires are apart of your to-do list. I’m here to help you be of greater service to others by taking the time to focus on your own goals and aspirations. Isn’t it time to rediscover your inner strength? Time to lead a life that promotes a healthier state of mind and well being while boosting your productivity so that you can be of greater service to others.  

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You Deserve a Break! #selfcare #POMPOM

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