Save Yourself While You Are Saving Others
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!