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Take care of Yourself

During the process of uplifting others, it is important to remember to care for yourself. It can be challenging to offer consistent, honest and sustained support to those in need if we ourselves are depleted and overwhelmed. These feelings can be subtle and may accumulate over time. It is important for clinicians to practice the tips we offer our clients to ensure we do not burn out.

 

Here are some common ways to reduce stress:

  • Accept your needs
  • Manage your time
  • Practice relaxation
  • Exercise daily
  • Set aside time for yourself
  • Eat well
  • Get enough sleep
  • Talk to someone if you are feeling overwhelmed by your work
  • Adjust your expectations
  • Don’t push yourself too hard.
  • Make time for fun
  • Maintain connections
  • Set realistic boundaries