Self Care for the Real World — Why Self-Care Articles Don’t Help Anyone Take Care of Themselves

  1. Identify what is draining your energy and exhausting you.
  2. Ask yourself if the energy drain is inevitable or if it can be avoided.
  3. If the energy drain is avoidable, plan to avoid it in the future.
  4. If the energy drain is inevitable, identify the energy renewal strategies that will help you replenish what is drained every day.
  5. Then, make a plan to change your environment to one where this kind of energy drain is not inevitable.



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Arin N. Reeves

Arin N. Reeves

a fierce advocate for justice, a geeky catalyst for smarter thinking on inclusion and equity & a firm believer that most rules were meant to be broken