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Self-care and Career Transitions: Why taking care of yourself is important during times of change


Making a career transition can be an exciting and challenging time. Whether you’re leaving a job you no longer enjoy, pursuing a new career path, or starting your own business, the process can be both exhilarating and stressful. During this time of change, it’s important to prioritize your self-care to ensure that you’re nurturing your physical and mental needs.


First and foremost, taking care of yourself can help you manage stress and anxiety. Career transitions can be overwhelming, but by prioritizing your self-care, you can help manage these feelings and stay grounded. This can help you make clearer decisions and stay focused on your goals.


Additionally, self-care can help you maintain a positive mindset. During a career transition, it’s easy to fall into negative thinking patterns or get discouraged. By focusing on yourself, you can build resilience and maintain a positive outlook. This can be especially important when you face setbacks or obstacles along the way.


Self-care can also help you stay energized and focused. Making a career transition requires a lot of effort. By prioritizing activities like exercise and healthy eating, you can ensure that you have the physical energy to tackle the challenges ahead. Additionally, practices like mindfulness and meditation can help you stay focused and productive, even when things get stressful.


Finally, self-care can help you stay connected to your support system. During times of change, it’s important to have people in your life who can offer emotional support and encouragement. By prioritizing activities that involve spending time with loved ones, you can maintain these important connections and build a strong network.


While it’s important to focus on your career goals and take steps to achieve them, it’s equally important to prioritize your self-care. By taking care of yourself physically and mentally, you can manage stress and anxiety, maintain a positive mindset, stay energized and focused, and stay connected to your support system. Ultimately, prioritizing yourself can help you navigate your career transition with greater ease and success.


If you are looking for some guidance and education around what career path to choose going forward, let’s connect!


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Dr. Norm Dawson
Dr. Norm Dawson
Apr 27, 2023

Great blog and so true. Without our health, what are we?

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Jen Jaciw
Jen Jaciw
Apr 27, 2023
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Totally agree, Dr Norm! Thanks for viewing.

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