“Self Care,”

When I first started working at my job almost two years ago, I always made sure I was there… on time… or super early if I could.

I never called off.

I always came in on my days off to help.

I always stayed hours later than I should’ve.

Now, I regret it all.

About a month ago, I was extremely tired. So tired, that I honestly felt like if I went to work I would’ve passed out.

Guess what I did?

Went to work.

On that day, I picked up the slack for multiple people and didn’t even get a chance to take a break.

Before I left, the director of the store talked about everything that was wrong with the department.

There was not one thank you.

And at this moment, I knew I was putting this job before my self.

After that I started calling off when I needed rest or simply just a day to myself.

I started only working my shift and leaving on time.

I don’t even answer the phone when they call me on my days off.

Never put a job before yourself.

You deserve to be healthy.

You deserve to be happy.

Take days off when you need to.

I didn’t even realize I was doing that. I just thought I was being a reliable employee.

I’m really happy I noticed this before it was too late.

Self Care>>>>>Jobs

Has anyone else put a job before themselves?

What lesson did you learn?

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2 thoughts on ““Self Care,”

  1. Taking time off it so important because otherwise you’re just going to end up exhausted and burnt out. I used to push myself to do too much before too but now I make sure I schedule in some time off as well.

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