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Look After Yourself First, Then Help Others

2022-07-03 — Michael Haupt

That thing they say on airplanes when they talk about the oxygen masks - first help yourself, then help others - may sound like an invitation to selfishness, but it's actually completely sensible. Without that mask on, I might faint, and couldn't help anyone then. If you don't look after yourself first, you may end up being unavailable for helping others.

The same is true in everyday workplace situations. Caring about one's teams and colleagues is important, and it won't be possible after some point if there's no self care. This little thread on Twitter really hits home on that.

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