Leaders burn out, a LOT. We cannot do great good for others if we do not take care of ourselves. If we deplete ourselves, we and many that depend on us pay a price.
Just as we are responsible for the health and wellbeing of our stakeholders -- internal and external -- we are also responsible for our own.
That means attending to our own health and wellbeing on three fronts: 1) Intellectual/Cognitive, 2) Physical, and 3) Emotional/Spiritual.
Knowing who we want to be has everything to do with how we take care of ourselves. If we do not embed habits of self-care into our daily lives as leaders, we will most certainly burn out (or in some cases, burn "through"). With that, our opportunity to leave the world a better place is lost.
TODAY is a good day to abandon bad habits related to self-care. TODAY is also a good day to adopt some healthy ones.