No matter how much I lecture on the subject, I have trouble convincing veterinary professionals (including myself!) to practice good self-care. So, my dogs Frieda and Schatzie are going to see if a dose of cuteness will help cure what ails you. I assure you, they know what they’re talking about. These are some seriously happy, care-free dogs!
1. Get plenty of sleep
2. Drink water all day long
3. Meditate, do yoga, or just breathe deeply
4. Exercise – by yourself or with a friend.
5. Ask for what you need
6. Have a hobby
7. Speak up when someone crosses your boundaries.
8. Whether they are a friend, colleague or therapist, have someone you can trust with your secrets.
9. Spend quality time with the ones you love – and that includes time by yourself.
10. Be grateful for all that you have and all that you have learned.
Please take care of yourselves. You are important.
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About the Author
Dr. Cherie Buisson is a veterinarian and lecturer who lives in Largo, FL. She spends her time in feline-only practice, hospice practice and teaching other veterinary professionals about hospice, euthanasia and compassion fatigue. Dr. Buisson is the owner of Helping Hands Pet Hospice in Seminole, FL as well as the founder of A Happy Vet.