Habits & Hacks: Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Habits & Hacks: Why Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

This has been an incredibly challenging year. We're navigating new circumstances in an uncertain environment. Some of us are not only dealing with everyday responsibilities, but also taking care of others – whether it’s child care, or elder care. In these situations, one of the first things that we let go of is self-care. After all, when time and energy is limited, how do you even find the time to focus on yourself?

In this episode, we're going to talk about why self-care is even more important when you're caring for others, and provide tips on taking care of yourself.

Highlights:

[00:41] Challenges of today
[02:27] Monica shares her story of elder care
[03:08] Effects of not practicing self-care
[05:48] Hitting pause and changing trajectory
[09:19] 3 key takeaways 

Quotes: 

“Draw boundaries with yourself and others on what is possible, reasonable and feasible.” – Nikki Barua

“Self-care shifts caring for others from a burden to a privilege.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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