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Self-care is important when managing crisis situations

Self-care is important when managing crisis situations. 

When working in a high stress environment, it can be easy to lose yourself and get burnt out over time.  It is important to prioritize self-care so that you can show up as your best self at work. 

Self-care activities help with your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.  Taking care of yourself helps build resilience and equips you to handle challenges more effectively.

Here are some ideas for practicing self-care:

  1. Get regular exercise and eat healthy. Stay hydrated. Proper nutrition and exercise go a long way in helping you to feel your best physically. 
  2. Make sleep a priority. Try to get as many hours as possible to be at peak performance, ideally 6-8 hours per night. 
  3. Try a relaxing activity. Yoga and meditation are some great ways to help your mind and body relax. 
  4. Practice gratitude. Find at least one thing each day to be grateful for. 
  5. Ask for support when needed. Call on your co-workers when necessary to help you get through the day. 

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