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Behavioral Health Q&A - Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

"Too often self-care is just not seen as a guy thing. But self-care doesn’t have to be soft and fluffy - although of course it can be small moments of luxury - it’s really about paying attention to one’s needs be it physical, emotional and mental.

In construction and related fields, things like tight deadlines, physical demands of the job, and a fast pace can add stress to both the body and the mind. While we easily notice aches and pains in the body, it is equally as important to acknowledge feelings of anxiety, mental fatigue, problems focusing, and irritability as these can also be signs that you need a break. A break can be 10-15 minutes, or longer if there’s time. Taking a walk, talking with a friend or coworker, listening to music are all quick ways to take care of yourself..."

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