“Out Of Office”

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What’s your version of self-care?

How often are you doing it?

As the flu season ramps up, I often hear my coworkers saying they feel bad for using a sick day. Oh no, no, no! First of all, we are human after all. When you’re ill, you need to take action to get better. And really, it’s about actively not getting your other coworkers sick as well. It treads a little into the anti-vaccination sentiment – it’s really not about your kid…it’s about the other kids that may be infected.

I believe our bodies are much smarter than we give it credit for. When it needs nourishment, we feel hungry. When it needs care, we feel ill.

So how do we unwind after work and achieve this work life balance and maintain our own level of optimal wellness?

I believe in keeping a strictly professional attitude at work. It’s work – it’s our job and there’s no need to involve emotions into it. You do not have to be best friends with your coworkers, but you do need to know how to work symbiotically as a team. When your performance effects the way others work, then you’ve got a problem. And you need to fix it.

Whatever the problem may be, stress often tends to magnify the problem – for you and for others.

So I’d like this Instagram husband level picture of me at Banff’s Moraine Lake to remind you to breathe.

To engage in self-care in whatever way you need.

To be out of office.

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