It's ironic that I wrote a post on self-care since I've been working so much lately! With my continued long commute and 5-6 day work weeks, work really took a toll on me these past few months. Things I experienced include:
Poor eating habits: I certainly engaged in lots of emotional eating this past month, mostly chocolate.
Increased acne: Probably from stress and lack of sleep.
Increased irritability and poor mood: Likely from lack of sleep and exhaustion from work.
Increased sleepiness: I've actually had to pull over and nap in my car several times during my afternoon commute. Not good!
Lack of productivity: This is demonstrated by things like my messy room and lack of blog updates!
This month, I'm definitely going to take a few days from work and perhaps take a trip somewhere. Self-care is something that should not be neglected by social workers. I know that I was not giving my best during these past few weeks. Hopefully after some recharging I'll come back refreshed and do better!