Self-Care Isn't Selfish
Help Yourself to Help Others
FEB. 17, 2021 by SARAH WADSWORTH
At Bio-One, as you can imagine, we see a lot of tragic and shocking situations. Yes, it is our job to handle these scenes with the utmost professionalism, but that doesn’t mean we are somehow immune to the “human” side of our business. Bio-One is a compassionate company with one main goal: helping others. We have learned that taking care of ourselves is the best way we can be prepared to help those who need us.
We hear it preached to us all the time, nowadays: self-care, self-care, self-care. We see everyone on social media showing us their self-care routines, from bubble baths to workouts to hobbies. It may not seem important when it’s coming from an influencer on TikTok, but the message is clear: make yourself and your wellbeing a priority.
At Bio-One, we take self-care seriously because we understand that before we can help anyone else, we must first help ourselves. “Helping” yourself does not have a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, it is unique to every person and their own goals.
For us, no matter what scene we respond to, we must be in a stable place mentally, physically, and emotionally. Because of that, we take steps to ensure that we are prepared for any situation we walk into.
Personally, self-care looks like a quiet, calm space in my home, with limited distractions, where I can read a book or work on a puzzle. Typically, there is a cup of coffee involved as well. Sometimes my self-care is as simple as setting aside time to organize goings-on in my personal life so that when I am at work I can focus on helping and serving my community.
As a team, we also work on self-care together. One of our franchise owners, Roxana, is a huge advocate for self-care. She focuses a lot on physical fitness, and how it plays a huge role in both our mental and physical health. She is consistently checking in with all of us on the team, especially after physically and emotionally-demanding scenes. As a leader, she helps set the tone for how important self-care is, especially in our unique line of work.
No matter what it looks like, make self-care a priority.
What does self-care look like to you? Feel free to share your routines or suggestions with us! We deal with a lot of negative circumstances, so we are always happy to hear the positives.
“Help First, Business Second”