Take Care with Self Care

As a manager or someone who works with people you are in the business of taking care of projects and the people. You should also encourage, treat and teach others to take care of themselves. You endure long hours and demanding schedules. But do you forget the importance of taking care of yourself? Self care is all about balance.

Self Care is not self love, it is not narcissistic, and actually I just love myself when I say that word!
Self care is about taking care of yourself first, so that you can better take care of others.

One of the dangers of being under excessive stress for long periods of time is that it can weaken us and allow our boundaries to blur, allowing us to fall into bad habits. Instead of falling prey to some of these destructive habits, develop healthy ones such as exercise, the enjoyment of friends, a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep.

When stress interferes with your ability to perform and manage your life and work, it is time to take care of yourself and prevent this from going any further. The healthier you are physically and emotionally the better equipped you will be to manage the pressures and stresses at work and in your personal life. In short, the better you take care of yourself, the better you will be able to take care of others, both on the job and at home.

One way to combat the negative effects of stress and practice self care is to have a hobby, especially one that does not involve a lot of contact with other people. If you work intensely with people, it is healthy to take a break and take a break from them. For this reason I love the solitude of skiing.

What do you love to do to take a break?
• stamp collecting
• gardening
• yoga
• cycling
• fishing

Once engaged in these kinds of activities we are in ‘another world’ and we lose our thoughts on our problems and stresses only to return to deal with them refreshed and with a new perspective.

You are most responsible for taking care of yourself. Do yourself and everyone you live and work with a favour and do it.