By Art Horne
We’ve all done it from time to time – missed lunch to work with an athlete, stayed up late to write notes on the previous day’s work or ignored a pending physician or dentist appointment because we just didn’t have time.
And although it’s usually celebrated by those you care for and rewarded by the boss everyone knows this downward cycle of ignoring one’s own health in favoring of attending to the health of others can only be headed in one direction.
So the next time you board a plane when traveling remember to listen to your flight attendant’s very important message,
“During a change in altitude, oxygen masks will drop down from the ceiling. For patients travelling with young children, be sure to put your mask on first before helping your child.”
As busy as we all are it’s important to remember that the health of those we provide services for is inherently tied to our very own. It’s tough to continue to help others if you haven’t first helped yourself.