SEPTEMBER IS SELF-CARE AWARENESS MONTH.
LET’S START BY DEMYSTIFYING SELF-CARE SO WE CAN MAKE IT WORK BETTER FOR US.
The world has changed. Our lives have changed. Our work has changed. Despite this disruption, our relationship with self-care has remained the same.
And let’s face it, it’s not working.
I used to think being stressed at work is how work is. I even wore it as a badge of honor. I used to think that work is how I express myself and become who I am meant to become. I thought I had to sacrifice myself in order to grow my career. I believed I had to choose between being successful and having a personal life, not to mention putting my health on hold to reach my goals. Many of us have this very relationship with work and self, and if you are like most people, you have accepted that work hurts.
If you know my story, you know that by the time I was 40 years old, I had been through two burnouts and lost my parents to cancer just a year apart. I left my job as a fashion executive and went back to school to reinvent myself and my career.
Can we pause on that for a moment?
That’s what many people are asking. Is this the best it can be?
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Originally published on September 8, 2023 at JeanetteBronee.com.