We always hear the warning signs when we’re neglecting our wellbeing, But we tell ourselves that it’s only going to be this way until the next deadline, or until Christmas, or until our children finish school. We carry on and at some point, we get burnt out or some other structure in our lives gives way.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to have some kind of reflective practice, chefs. And it can be anything: reflecting on your day/week, checking-in with how you’re feeling, or your energy levels.
Because it gives you space to acknowledge those warning signs and tune into what you really need. At the very least, it fortifies you: this might be where you are at the moment, but you acknowledge that something has to change.