During my first month as an intern I've realized work care is just as important as self care if you want to maintain a healthy work life balance and put your best foot forward in all that you do. To do that, during my first month at Piedmont Music Therapy communication, hydration, and flexibility have allowed me to take extra care in my work during internship. I’ll explain further:
Self-Care is really a personal journey and looks different for everyone. A good and
consistent self-care routine allows me to continue to be my best and put my best into my work.
As I return to work, concerts, weekend festivals, active therapies, and more, always remembering to take time for myself is top priority. A few ways I’ve done that are good sleep habits, a good diet/exercise routine, and doing something I love that is just for me. I’ll explain further:
sleep will keep you fresh during your workday task, and aid in mental wellness,
and physical wellbeing. Month one has taught me all the late nights in quarantine
aren’t sustainable. Sleep is a very healthy way to ensure we take care of ourselves.
old saying is, “you are what you eat.” As my days get longer, and my activity
increases, remembering that what I feed my belly will feed my mind! Putting good
things in will only increase the positive that comes out.
in my busy schedule as an intern for time to serve myself and my wellbeing has
been crucial to keeping me happy with what I do on a day to day basis. This can be
anything, but making sure it is personal for myself, to do good things for myself,
and will allow me a reprise from my daily work routine.
As we all continue to journey into the rest of this year, and back into an in-person life, I
really do hope these six keys I’ve come to learn in my first month as an intern to are a
springboard for ways to take care of yourself during the rest of your 2021! Here’s to wellness in all that we do!
By: GABRIELLE JONES
Music Therapy Intern
Image Caption: Me, on my very first day of internship, excited and energized.
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Providing music therapy services for early childhood to older adults, music instruction and enrichment plus continuing music therapy education in Greater Charlotte Area of the Carolinas.