Nobody is immune to bad days. Coffee spills, traffic jams slow you down when you're already running late
In the United States, 1 in 5 adults live with a mental illness, which means that it's very likely that someone in your life struggles with their mental health.
Despite it being right at the top of the job description, as Human Resources professionals we sometimes forget to allow ourselves to actually be human. We hold ourselves to a higher standard since we need to set an example for our employees, often internalizing our emotions in the process.
I learned a hard lesson this week. I'd been running on adrenaline and caffeine over the past several weeks and it caught up with me...hard.
It may seem nearly impossible to get a moment to yourself when you have a non-stop revolving door of employees and managers seeking your guidance. Thinking of practicing self-care during these moments can seem like a far-off luxury, but it doesn't have to be.