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The first step to fighting burnout is deciding to put yourself first
Renee Machel, motivational speaker and cofounder of Get MotiVETed, explains why self care and well-being can be hard for caretakers who hesitate to put themselves first.
Renee Machel, motivational speaker and cofounder of GetMotiVETed, shares her advice for taking the first step in improving well-being and reducing burnout. She gives practical advice about recognizing one's own stress and making a conscious choice to work on it.
A partial transcript of the interview is below. View the video for more of the discussion.
Renee Machel: I know that it's difficult for most caregivers to put themselves anywhere near the front, right? What I want to challenge people to do or invite them to do is to sit with that and to consider the notion that when you do put yourself first, you will serve the clients and the animals and your loved ones much better and with less effort, because everything from us radiates, and so we can't give what we don't have.