Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential. In these strange times, in which even some of our most balanced and collected acquaintances are feeling a little on edge, taking some “me” time is fundamental to staying well and, frankly, sane. Addressing our needs to maintain mental and physical wellbeing is not just crucial for ourselves but for those we love as well.
I come from a generation whose idea of work life balance equated to whether you could balance your sixth cup of coffee on top of the huge stack of work you’re behind on. By definition the term “working from home” simply meant you were working … from home … at 11pm and on weekends. I’ve worked and taken conference calls
My partner Lee is an avid runner. He runs about 50 km per week and is proud of his 4 minute per kilometer pace. After we moved to the Hague, Lee also adopted the Dutch custom of cycling everywhere. Whilst these activities are great for cardiovascular training, they also have a downside – they do not improve flexibility. As I began
Sixteen hour working days, tight deadlines, sales targets, bonus targets, performance reviews, conference calls, childcare, pet care, travel, travel delays, airports, hotels, hostile bosses, hostile employees, lack of management support, HR bullies, redundancies, restructurings, resource issues, systems issues, zero work life balance, a global pandemic…… My job was killing me. Most of the above description pretty much sums up my