Save Yourself While You Are Saving Others
Thursday, April 1, 2021
By Moe Dieckmann
Get your rest, exercise, try to be mindful, and always remember to find time to relax. As a diligent and hardworking public safety professional, you've likely heard this advice and much more. Your role in this important work cannot be generalized, over-stated or ignored. By important work, I mean your self-care! Without this, the other important work that you do--being an integral part of public safety and saving lives--becomes wearisome and even debilitating. Focusing on yourself as a VIP (Very Important Person) is neither a bad thing nor a guilty thing. It is exponentially life-saving...meaning your life and the lives you save throughout the lifetime of your career. So, be sure to regularly self-evaluate, find peer support and keep moving towards health and happiness. You can do this!