Before I started blogging, I worked as a care worker for people with intellectual disabilities.
In that job, I learnt a lot about what is self-care and how important it is to take time out from hard work to recover.
Although I don’t work as a carer any more, the importance of taking time out to look after your mental health is an important practice.
It's particularly important for writers because we spend so much time alone, in a room with only our ideas for company.
More recently, I had the chance to talk with work psychologist and writer Ellen Bard.
Her mission is to help you shine brighter in your life and work. In this thirty-minute video interview, we talk about:
- Why self-care for writers and creative professionals is so important
- How writing features in both our self-care routines
- Different strategies for productivity self-care versus creativity self-care
- My favourite form of self-care (and what Ellen does instead)
- Some of the most common and harmful myths about creativity and productivity
Ellen Bard’s mission is to help you shine more brightly at work and in life. She has a fancy degree, works with those who are too tough on themselves, and loves all things that sparkle. For the free cheat sheet: 5 Unusual Ways to Take Care of Yourself, click over to EllenBard.com.
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