Self-care is a part of this month’s theme: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat! The Admin’s Guide to a Summer of Revitalization. As I returned from my trip to Australia and New Zealand with a cough and congestion, I also came down with a stomach bug that turned out to be pretty severe. It knocked me out for more than a week, and as a result, I had to miss a speaking engagement. So self-care is my top priority as I try to gain enough strength to work again.
One thing I have been reminded of the past few weeks is the importance of saying no in my overall self-care strategy. It’s hard to say no to things you really want to do. But as I developed a head cold towards the end of my trip, I knew I needed to get extra sleep before I spoke versus going to a social event I had been invited to.
Paying attention to your capacity to handle what you have on your schedule is important as you evaluate what’s coming up, and whether to add more things to it. Making the decision to not attend the conference I was supposed to speak at this week was a terrible one to make. But I didn’t want to spread what I had if I was still contagious, and my body was too weak to travel. Getting comfortable with saying no can help you take better care of yourself at the same time.
This week we are focusing on developing effective systems to support you. One of the biggest benefits is that they enable you to leave work on time, take vacation, and take care of yourself day in and day out. Be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages as we share some of the ways systems can support you so you can take time for yourself.
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