Each week, I write a short email to graduates of the Leadership Reno County program. Here’s this week’s:
Last week I posted an encouragement to “Take Care of Yourself.” As I was digging out from being gone, I came across the latest KLC Journal (Vol 4, Issue 1 – Summer 2012, which will hopefully be online soon) and in it, under the learning laboratory section on p.102, was the following items to encourage you to “Take Care of Yourself.” Here’s the info and questions:
“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” – Lena Horne
“As you engage others in difficult work, pay special attention to maintaining your own energy and enthusiasm. Take time to renew yourself. Call on friends and colleagues for support. Be purposeful about taking care of yourself over the long haul.”
“Ask yourself these questions:
1) How do you know when your energy is waning?
2) What activities, practices and places revitalize you?
3) Whom can you call on for support when you need it?
4) How might you create time or space to take care of yourself?
These are excellent thought. Take some time and consider these things and see if it doesn’t have an effect on your long term progress on those issues you care about so deeply.