On May 26, 2021, The Center for Social Impact Strategy (CSIS) hosted the first session of our summer workshop series, Navigating Rest and Reentry in Times of Transition. Led by CSIS Program Manager, Anna Dausman, the session created a space for over 100 participants to reflect on what went well in the last year, what was difficult, and what habits and actions can support the process of reentry during times of transition — whether now or in the future.
The session involved two learning activities: (1) a step-by-step guide to conducting a wellness audit and (2) guided introspection about the personal road to reentry.
Auditing Your Wellness
Each participant had the opportunity to score themselves 1-10 in each of the following eight areas, following a series of prompts:
- (e.g) Do you get enough sleep or rest to support your health?
- (e.g) Do you regularly connect to nature whether indoors or outdoors?
- (e.g) Do you feel prepared for expenses, including short-term, long-term, and unexpected expenses?
Creative & Intellectual Inquiry
- (e.g) Do you take time to explore new hobbies or deepen existing hobbies?
- (e.g) Do you have a strategy for when you get stressed?
- (e.g) Do you find joy and meaning in your work?
- (e.g) Do you connect well with others and foster healthy friendships?
Spiritual Awareness & Empathy
- (e.g) Do you have a tradition, practice, or ideas that connect you with a sense of a larger purpose and meaning.