Being your own priority—a business (and life) imperative

Until a few months ago, I felt I was an expert at taking time for myself. I scheduled it on my calendar every day, blocked off as “do not schedule.” so that nothing would get scheduled – self-imposed “Me Time”. I would spend that time in a variety of different ways – sometimes it was for reflection and meditation, other times it was for self-care, and still other times it would be used for deep, focused work. I hung a digital “Do Not Disturb” sign on my virtual office door. And because I respected it, the people I work with respected it too.

Now, I have to acknowledge something: I’m extremely fortunate to work for an organization that understands people’s need for flexible schedules. I know far too many people in the workforce don’t get that kind of support from their employer.

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