I’ve found that I have much less energy to give in other aspects of life like my research or programs I manage at a nonprofit. Once I stop being able to speak competently in full sentences, I know I’m close to burn out, and it can take weeks of relaxing and doing nothing to feel normal.
Obviously, I’d like to avoid this. Websites are full of self care advice, and yes, meditation, baths, massages, yoga... all sound lovely. But most are not what I can see myself actually doing, especially long term, to keep myself healthy. I keep my mornings low key and try to sleep in. I regularly pray. I try to be gentle with myself. But, it’s not enough. Watching movies and scrolling Pinterest does not seem to help.
Has anyone successfully added self care to their routine? What you do?