Five Tips for Self-Care during Medicare Enrollment Season

Health and wellness September 30, 2021 By Lisa Crawford

We know enrolling for Medicare can be a challenging process.  That’s why we have developed resources and education to help.  While knowledge can help in making your decisions, it’s also important to take care of yourself and your health during your research and planning for enrollment. 

Get organized - Getting organized may help you feel more in control, plus allow for easy retrieval and access to all the information you are receiving.  Splurge on a special organizer with folders and places to take notes.

Inhale calm, exhale worry - Yes, it sounds simple but taking a few deep breaths can help reduce stress and bring a feeling of peace when you are feeling overwhelmed.  Inhale for a count of 4 and sigh out with your exhale for a count of 6.  Repeat several times as needed until you feel centered again.

Take a walk - There may be times you find yourself immersed in piles of information for Medicare- reading and re-reading guides and websites until you feel like you are going in circles through the alphabet of plans available.  Take a break and take a walk- a walk can help clear your mind and recharge your spirit.  You could even take a walk or go on a bike ride with your grandchildren.

Find some fun - Balance out the stress with some fun!  Whether it’s indulging in your favorite hobby or visiting a friend or family member- dedicate some time for activities or breaks that make you smile and laugh.

Be kind to yourself - Trying to navigate all of these options, can leave you feeling many emotions.  Remember- if you feel that way, you are not alone.  Negative self-talk can creep in on all of us during challenging times.  Don’t forget to be kind to yourself- you can do this!


By Lisa Crawford

Financial Well-Being Specialist, First United Bank - Marble Falls

Lisa Crawford has over 15 years of banking experience and works at our Marble Falls location. She graduated from the University of Texas in Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. Lisa has been blessed in the accounting profession as an oil & gas accountant, and in the banking industry in Texas and Missouri as a Controller, corporate accountant, and financial analyst. 

Lisa’s passion and ministry have been helping and teaching others to become financially free. Now, as a Financial Well-Being Specialist with First United bank, she will be helping employees, customers, businesses, and organizations learn to “spend life wisely.” 

She and her husband of 30+ years have two daughters, one son-in-law, and the two best and most beautiful grandkids in the world.