The National AfterSchool Association knows that it takes a selfless person to do the work you do. However, it’s important to note that proper self-care is not selfish. It’s about being in tune with your emotions, communicating clearly, and speaking up for yourself. Self-care is allowing yourself to say yes or no, guilt-free and to model this for others.
In honor of Self-Care Awareness Month, we encourage our members to prioritize themselves. Make a commitment to yourself during the month of September to implement at least one form of self-care into your daily routine. It can be something as minimal as intentional morning breaths or something extravagant like a weekend away from the everyday pressures.
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Article and photo courtesy of NAA.