Another week is upon us and there is much work for us to do with our clients.
To be honest, it seems as if the work is never-ending and more work is added before know it.
Last Monday we focused on “Giving The Client What They Need”, but what about us?
How do we take care of ourselves in a field where burnout, compassion fatigue, and/or vicarious trauma is imminent?
Self-Care is the BEST Care!!!!!
We have to remember to NOT own our clients issue…..
We MUST have a safe and confidential outlet to express our feelings…..
We MUST engage in extra-curricular and/or leisure activities outside of our work…..
Leisure activities can range from simple brisk walk in the park to writing in a journal to gardening to listening to our favorite music, amd even spending time with family and friends.
Whatever it is you choose to do, make sure you are FOCUSED on yourself and allowing yourself to really enjoy the moment.
Our clients can be real selfish at times, monopolizing all of our time (whether they realize it or not).
We have to know we to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH and its time for me to have my time.
True enough, you want to help them become better individuals, but that doesn’t mean you have to thinl about them every second of every day.
What good are you to them, if you are not taking care of yourself, FIRST?
I encourage each of you to identify at least one thing you could do weekly for yourself, that has nothing to do with your clients or work, and engage and enjoy it.
You owe it to yourself to have a MOMENT for Self.
Have an Amazing Week!!!!