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Avoiding the Self-care Bear Traps

Good self-care intentions can often crumble when it’s Monday morning again and you find yourself in the hustle and bustle of practice. So…

…be wary of people pleasing

Some of us have a strong desire to do things for others and look after them, or simply to be involved. Are you saying yes to things without even thinking? If so, buy yourself time to make a more considered decision: ‘Can I get back to you?’ is a really useful phrase. If saying no seems impossible for you, think about other words you might be more comfortable with: ‘I don’t have time today, but I could do tomorrow’; ‘I can if you can find someone to do x because I don’t have time to do both’; ‘Yes if…’; ‘No, but…’ 

Continue reading the full article for FREE on the VetRecord website.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.l5550

This article is part of our Balance series, in conjunction with VetRecord, aimed at improving the efficiency and wellbeing of vets.


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