You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

You can’t pour from an empty cup. So I want to know, how much is in your cup right now? 

We talk a lot about serving others – but what I’m NOT hearing enough of is the push for those of us who serve others to take care of ourselves and make sure we are well. 

We all want to pour out but if you just give without giving yourself the opportunity to replenish, well that’s a recipe for burnout. 

So here are some strategies I use to make sure my cup stays full so I can continue to show up and serve others: 

  • Breathing Exercises – One of my favorites; deep breaths help me calm down and think clearly
  • Schedule Self Care – I don’t just say I’m going to do it, I put it on the calendar
  • Connect Outside of Work – I make sure to have conversations about things OTHER than work. 

What do you do to fill YOUR cup? 

Learn more about taking care of yourself so you can continue to show up and be the best version of yourself for the people you are serving in our Cost of Care course.

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