Self-care has become a popular concept lately. In fact, looking up “self-care” on Instagram results in 23.8 million quotes, flowers, relaxing baths, extravagant nails and beautiful bouquets of flowers. It seems everyone is on the self-care bandwagon, but no one talks about what self-care you can engage in when your day is consumed by work. That’s likely because the definition of self-care is so vague, but taking care of yourself doesn’t have to mean bath bombs and Pinterest quotes–it can mean building a good relationship with and to your job, connecting with yourself as related to your work, and connecting with your peers.
Luckily, self-care is possible whenever you have the time and wherever you are. Admittedly, self-care at work looks a little different than it does outside of work, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Here are 5 ways to practice self-care when you're on the clock.