It wasn’t until graduate school when I first heard the term “self-care.”
By this time, I was a full time student, mother and employee just trying to survive my responsibilities.
Shortly after graduate school, I quickly realized how my own lack of self care was leading me to burnout, fatigue and depression.
I learned many therapeutic skills in school on how to change negative thoughts, however, I still found myself struggling to find energy and motivation.
I continued to educate myself on other factors that influence mental health such as nutrition, sleeping patterns and daily exercise.