Have a laugh at awkward moments, find out how many times you can wear that N95 mask, and more. Wellbeing Words Jan 18, 2022
plus self-compassion vs guilt, freebies, and the flu shot
In this episode of Wellness Words, we cover:
Why self-compassion is more helpful than guilt in the long term, how to get your free covid tests, why to get a flu shot this year, awkward moments that will have you laughing (and possibly relating), and a lot of great advice on how many times you can wear your N95 mask and advice on the best ways to store and rotate them.
In Covid Safety News:
Today, I learned in perfect detail how many times I can/should use my KN94 (or N95) mask. I had been looking for this content recently and am so thrilled this group of researchers and clinicians shared this post today. Click through to read the full post:
Free covid tests
You can currently request your four free covid tests from the government by visiting covidtests.gov. 4 per household.
There are many reasons you want to get your Flu Shot now.
Here’s a bunch more info on the Flu Shot this year (with lots of graphs):
Self-Compassion is more helpful than feeling guilt for long stretches of time.
“Surprisingly, it’s forgiveness, not guilt, that increases accountability. Researchers have found that taking a self-compassionate point of view on a personal failure makes people more likely to take personal responsibility for the failure than when they take a self-critical point of view. They also are more willing to receive feedback and advice from others, and more likely to learn from the experience."
- Kelly McGonigal
For a Laugh - awkward moments
I legit laughed out loud at these posts (and actually cried with laughter when reading some aloud with my husband for a second visit of the posts). If you enjoy them even half as much as I did, you’re in for a treat. Click here if you need a laugh today. Next time I have a cringe-worthy awkward moment, I'll have to think back on these and remember I'm not alone.
Sending you love and wishing you moments of ease and laughter in the coming days,