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The Power of Unplugging

When I was growing up, I witnessed a close family member give too much of herself without taking any time to rest, recover and recharge. As a result, she burned-out and never fully recovered. This left an imprint in my mind that unless I took care of my emotional, mental, spiritual and physical needs, that I too could have the same fate.⁠

Today, as a principal, mother, and wife I know firsthand the importance of unplugging and getting off the "treadmill." ⁠

Women, especially, are culturally conditioned to produce, to be everything to everyone and to aim for perfection in all areas of their lives. ⁠

However, all of this "perfection" is just an illusion. It is unrealistic and unattainable, and anyone seeking to have this in their life will only end-up suffering.⁠

The work of a principal is relentless, the demands are non-stop and you are never fully off duty. That's why, when you do step away from the office, it's critical you spend some time refuelling. ⁠

Not doing so is selfish. ⁠

Yes, you read correctly. Why do I say selfish? Because by NOT unplugging, you're setting yourself up for illness and if you are ill, you will not be in a position to be of service to the ones who need your gifts, your uniqueness, and your creative force - remember that!⁠

So, that being said, how will you unplug today? ⁠

Just one small act is all you need!⁠

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