Self-care for leaders
This section provides you with information and resources that address the significance of taking care of yourself as a leader. It is important to recognize when to ask for help or seek support when you are struggling with your own mental wellness or when you feel overwhelmed with supporting others.
Physical and mental wellness go hand-in-hand. Eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly all contribute to overall wellness. Learning how to manage and reduce stress, participating in enjoyable activities, and spending time with supportive family and friends are equally important. Click here for general tips on self-care.
As a leader you may be faced with unique and sometimes challenging situations as you support your staff. It is important to acknowledge how difficult it can be to support others while also managing your own personal and work-related stress.
The following information provides additional considerations for caring for youself as a leader.
The information contained in this toolkit is provided for general information only.
It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your physician or appropriate health-care provider with respect to your particular circumstances.