Hi Midwives and Midwives in the Making, this post is a good excuse to drop you a line reminding you all to avoid midwifery burnout! I had a long chat with a friend of mine who works in the NHS this week. It's so easy to get to the point of exhaustion when we do manic hours and manic work.
Remember, the rest of the world who aren't holding a profession together believe:
"To prevent fatigue and worry, the first rule is: Rest often. Rest before you get tired."
We do such a fundamentally important job that we must look after ourselves for the good of the women. It's so easier said than done, but please do something good for yourself today - take a long nap, watch a favourite TV show, make plans with a friend, get your next holiday booked.
And if I haven't got you convinced, I made you this to convince you to take some self care time!
Do you know a midwife or midwife in the making who could use a reminder to look after themselves? Please share this post with them!
What's your favourite way to wind down and have me time? I'd love it if you could let me know in the comments so we can learn from each other.