IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'RE BEING STRETCHED TOO THIN AND THE ALWAYS "ON CALL" LIFESTYLE IS GETTING TO YOU, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
As your advocate and guide, I help reframe your "put everyone else first" mindset, build a sustainable practice of self-maintenance and care, and build resilience when life and career threaten to derail your wellbeing and progress.
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Putting yourself last isn't helping you, your family, or your clients.
A Kansas City transplant, I have been in the nursing field working from school health to Health IT consulting. As someone who trained physicians and nurses how to use electronic health systems, I realized that no one was advocating for the people who made patients their life's work. Our education and professional organizations were reinforcing a lifestyle that sets us up for burning out as we work countless hours and drown in admin work instead of why we came to our profession in the first place.
In my personal life I struggled with depression and a sense of disillusionment as I tried to fill the void through working too hard and helping everyone else around me. It wasn't until a huge wake up call both in my health and my relationship that I realized that I had been neglecting who needs to be the most important person in my life: myself. As I worked through some of my own road blocks and hardships. I noticed that many of us consistently put ourselves and our own wellbeing on the backburner because we are too busy caring for everyone else.
A critical step in health and wellness is dismantling the notion that more work is inherently better and adopting the mindset that we can only help and serve others as much as we care for ourselves.