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Psychology of self-care
Early years of your career
One reason busy workers find it hard to practise self-care on the job is that they fear being perceived as a less committed worker, or letting their co-workers down. The traditional work ethic that equates self-worth with unrelenting work, can be embedded deep into our psyche without even realising it.
Have you ever wondered why some people really struggle to take care of themselves, through sufficient sleep and exercise, for example, while others with high demand jobs and lives prioritise their health no matter what?
Starting a new job is a major life transition. It’s easy to underestimate just how demanding, physically and mentally, the first years of a new profession can be, especially when it’s your first job.
If retirement is on your horizon within the next three to five years, take a moment to consider how you are approaching the final phase of your career.
When the last bell rings and your students pile out of the classroom, how do you normally feel?
Have you ever caught yourself during a frantic day and noticed that your shoulders have crept up around your ears and your breathing has become, at best, a shallow pant?
All life on earth follows a rhythm that’s governed by the 24-hour oscillation between day and night, light and dark. Living in synchronicity with this cycle, which our inner body clock is programed to do via our circadian rhythms, is key to our health and wellbeing.