Wellness for You (Mindfulness for First Responders)
By Toni Gonzalez
Wellness for you is about helping First Responders with daily, mindful, stress management tips.
I have been a police officer for 23 years and I know how stress affects us. Stress can pile up and cause some serious issues. That is the reason I decided to make stress relieving for first responders my passion. I share tips, meditations, breathing techniques and more. Stay safe friends. Please like, share, & subscribe.
20 years in law enforcement and a veteran. The insight and solutions are worth a listen. A great man and he is a published author, 115 Proven Ways to Dramatically Improve your agency, your officers & your leadership available on Amazon.com. Stay safe friends. Please like, share, & subscribe💙🌻
Difficult people come in different shapes, sizes, and any job. This happens to us all. I share tips, strategies, and more this week. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe friends. Don’t forget to tune into Mindfulness for First Responders for daily inspiration. 💙🌻
Life in this job can be hectic. Juan talks about what he did, how he talked about it and what helped him. He’s a great man and it was an honor talking to him. Please reach out to On Time Driving if you are in the Tri-state area. Stay safe friends.
Stress is not only caused by what we do daily. It is also caused by what we say. Our internal dialogue. This week I will be sharing tips, facts, and other things to help is deal with stress. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe 💙🌻
This week I’m sharing another tip on helping you reduce your stress. This one is super easy and you are probably already doing it. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe out there.
It’s not easy asking for help or talking about how you feel. Though it isn’t easy, I want to encourage you to talk it out and don’t do it alone. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe friends.
This week I am talking about passion planning, relieving your stress and more. Remember to schedule your physicals and I want to share these great resources 1-866-COP2COP & 1-800-COPLINE. https://Amzn.to/3eV247a. Stay safe💙
Stress...it does something to your body. It does something to your stomach. Man do I know it. This week I’m talking about tips, different ways to deal with this, and bringing a special guest on. Make sure to head over to Mindfulness for First Responders on Facebook. Stay safe.
What are you grateful for? If you stop to think of things you are grateful for, it will shift your mood for sure. Try writing down at least 5 things you are grateful for. I share some tips from Awaken your inner fire https://amzn.to/2UWgnAe. Stay safe friends.
Exercise can help you feel good and relieve your stress. Being stuck at home doesn’t mean we let stress take over. If you don’t want to leave your house you can find workouts on YouTube. I love popsugar. Check out Mayoclinic.com for more in stress management. Stay safe friends.
This is my Zoom group recording and meeting with Mindfulness for First Responders. It was great to sure tips and support. I shred a meditation from Real world mindfulness for beginners by Brenda Salgado. Please be safe out there.
It’s been a stressful few days for everyone in the world. I want to remind you to take care of yourself. Stop acknowledge whatever you are going through. Take a breath. You can find more meditations in this amazing book Practical Meditations https://Amén.to/2whlSwg. Stay safe friends.
We are always on the go and reaching for more. Today I ask you to give yourself credit for all you’ve done and take a deep breath. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe out there. For more tips check out Breathe Love. Wellness. Kindness. Mindfulness. Inspiration.
I often say that if you need support find the people that will help uplift you. That is something that I feel passionately about and that is creating community. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe out there.
I love the benefits of this practice and how easy it is to add to your daily routine. You can always listen to my weekly Alexa flash briefing each week starting on Monday @ Wellness for you. Stay safe friends.
I had many excuses as to why I couldn’t get exercise in. Yeah...those were all excuses. Moving your body can help you feel so much better and relieve your stress. I share some tips and a great book. Stay safe friends.
Having a plan and being ready for the day can help us relieve our stress. Having your meals ready and healthy snacks can make a huge difference. I wrote a blog about it and you can read it at www.itsmetoni.com. Stay safe friends.
Have you ever noticed how you hold your breath when you are stressed or doing something? I have too. I share some tips, resources, and more in this episode. Take a deep breath and you will feel better. Stay safe friends.
Stacey is a Reiki Master Practitioner And she talks about the benefits of healing and what Reiki can do for you. You can find her on Facebook at Enlightened Soul and on Instagram @Enlightenedsoul_healing.
Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule is life changing. Why? She gets you to think of what you want to do and then counting backwards and doing it. When you think of one thing you want to do today, count backwards 5-4-3-2-1 and then do it. Stay safe friends.
Using your breath, releasing the tension in your body with these tips. When you find you need a moment, try these exercises. They are amazing. You can find more information at www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu. Stay safe friends.
Relax your body. Breathe deeply. These are super easy techniques you can do anywhere. Why? Because you deserve to feel great. There are great tips you can find in The Wellbeing Journal Creative Activities to Inspire. Please do something daily for yourself. Stay safe friends.
You know there’s no shame in talking to someone. As first responders we deal with many situations and sometimes we just need to release it. I talk with Stephanie Samuels from the Critical Incident Debriefing Center And creator of CopLine 1-800-COPLINE. I talk openly of therapy and how important it is to make yourself a priority. Stay safe friends.
This practice is one of my favorites. I share some useful tips from Kripalu.org. It all starts with you and taking 20 minutes for yourself is the best way to start taking care of yourself. Stay safe friends.
The guided meditation site is a great place to start and get some information on different types of meditations. I am sharing their walking meditation with you here today. This is something you can do in just five minutes. Please do something daily to relieve your stress. Stay safe out there.
There are so many ways that you can relieve your stress and you can start right now. I talk about identifying your stress style and figuring out what will help you feel better. You can find that @wellnessforyoupage on Facebook. Make sure to schedule your physicals. Stay safe out there.
I am sharing past tips, videos and more this week while I rest and recover. It's important to listen to our bodies and take care of ourselves. I will be sharing useful tips at www.itsmetoni, on Facebook at Wellness for you page. Stay safe friends💙🌻
The day starts with YOU. Everything starts with you. This is why it's so important to take card of yourself daily and relieve your stress. I share some tips in this episode that will get you pumped. Stay safe friends💙🌻
Everyday I write down 5 things I am grateful for. This helps me focus on how I have a lot to be thankful for. This practice is known to help reduce your stress and it takes just minutes to do. So grab your journal or notebook and write out your list TODAY. Stay safe friends💙🌻
Writing down things you are grateful for daily can help you relieve your stress. This is something you can do when you first wake up of in the evening before going to bed. You fan find mofd information at Verywell mind. Stay safe friends.
This week I talk about using exercise to relieve your stress. Something as simple as going for a walk can do amazing things for you. Schedule your physicals, schedule your exercise and schedule time for yourself. It all starts with you. Stay safe friends💙🌻
Dealing with difficult people at work can cause some stress. Finding ways to relieve that is inportant. I share a quick 2- minute relaxation at the end. Stay safe💙🌻. https://www.takingcharge.csh. Umn.edu/activities/other-relaxation-methods
Getting your energy back even after a stressful day can be challenging. I share two easy tips you can do anywhere and at any time. Please take time for yourself daily and relieve that stress. It all starts with you. Stay safe out there. 5 minute Energy by Isadora Baum & https://psychcentral.com/lib/learning-deep-breathing/
All three Stress styles can be relieved with meditation. This practice is as easy as paying attention to your breath and voila you are meditating. I share a quick meditation at the end and don’t forget to use your lavender essential oil. Stay safe friends.
The benefits of exercise are amazing. There are so many ways to do this and I share a few tips here. I also share a mindfulness practice to help you relieve your stress from one of my favorite books, Real World Mindfulness for beginners by Brenda Salgado. As always please take care of yourself and stay safe.
This guy wanted to share his story. He retired after 25 years and has a lot of wisdom to share. Never under estimate the power of friendship and talking to someone. Much 💙for this man. Stay safe friends.
This exercise can help you relieve the tension in your body and help you relax. It’s important to find ways to relieve your stress. Https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/activities/other-relaxation-methods
It’s more than just a day to tell others how much you love them. It’s also a great opportunity for you to tell yourself how much you love yourself. It all starts with you. You are amazing and the most important person. Stay safe out there.
Finding people who uplift you and support you is so important. You don’t have to do it alone. Look for those people. Ask for help and don’t do it alone. Don’t let stress take control of your life. Stay safe
Enjoy this moment and take in all the beauty around you. Your life is today. Remember to relax your hands and to schedule time for yourself daily. For more tips go to https://coursecraft.net/c/wellnessforyou
This week I talked about tips on where to start, getting more sleep and about the 5 day experience. I hope you find these tips helpful. You can find more tips here: https://coursecraft.net/c/Wellnessforyou
It’s hard sometimes to start but with some helpful tips and motivation, you can do it. For more helpful tips come on over and check out this great 5 day course: https://coursecraft.net/c/Wellnessforyou
Music has away to make you feel better. Make it a priority to create a go-to list for yourself and go to that when you need to destress. I have created a free 5 day course that is made to help you take better care of yourself. You can find it here: https://coursecraft.net/c/Wellnessforyou
Ask yourself what makes you happy. Seriously! We ask everyone around us, we tend to everyone’s needs, but forget to ask ourselves, what makes us happy. Find what that is and do it. Take care of yourself, DAILY.
Give yourself a break. Don’t be so hard on yourself and know that sometimes you have to take a step back and reset. Live your life the way you want to. Remember to practice stress reduction tips daily and take care of yourself. For more tips head on over to: https://coursecraft.net/c/Wellnessforyou
A huge form of stress is trying to control things that are simply out of your control. In life all we really can control is ourselves. You can control your thoughts, responses, your words and actions. You simply can’t control others. This mantra is amazing and will help you remember to let go of all of the things that are taking up your precious time.
Imagine feeling better with simple movement. Regular exercise will help boost your mood, health and well-being. It will also help reduce tension. So amazing. Start moving today to feel better. Start with 10 minutes and take it step by step.
Join me as I share this interview with you with a First Responder. He had loads of stress and wasn’t managing it at all. He speaks openly about cancer, his anxiety and how he manages his stress now. He wants to help as many people as possible with his story. Thank you Rush.
Focus on your breath. Grab a pen and paper and write this amazing mantra down. This book is amazing. Pocket Mantras by Tanaaz Chubb. Take daily steps to take better care of yourself. Don’t wait for a day off. Do it today.
Sometimes things show up and can cause total chaos. It’s important to take time daily to take care of ourselves even if it’s only five minutes. I found a great technique in the Mindfulness to go card deck by Dr. Jan Chozen Bays, MD. It’s all about looking up and looking around. I love what she wrote about opening up your field of vision and really taking a look. Amazing. Hope this helps💙🌻.
In this episode I share the practice of just pausing. Sort of like when you pause a song you’re playing or a movie. It’s important to slow down and realize that it all starts with us. As a First responder for over 20 years, I know the importance of slowing down and taking time for myself.