I’ve talked a lot about teams, organizations, and family. Don’t forget that you are also human and have needs, desires, and vulnerabilities. Respect yourself, trust yourself, and be authentic to yourself.
Caregivers know that you can’t effectively take care of others if you don’t first take care of yourself. Yes, the same applies to the oxygen masks on planes. You first, then others. It’s a tough concept for leaders focused on enabling their teams through human-centric leadership. Sometimes you have to put yourself first.
Feeling run down, mentally or physically? Perhaps you need a vacation or some time away to rejuvenate. Exercise or focus on your health. Embrace some solitude to allow your thoughts to settle. Whatever it takes. Recognize and accept that you’re human too.