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  • Writer's pictureBrienne Jennings

"I Need a Nap": Stop Ignoring Your Health for Work

For the better part of my life, I have always worked extremely hard and I’ve prided myself on that. I’ve always had a full-time job, took care of others, usually had an internship or second job, and the present is no different. For the past year, I have been working full-time, co-building this amazing business (with an awesome partner), taking care of my household, and trying to give my time away to anyone who needs it.

Saturday, I fell asleep at 4pm and didn’t wake up until 5am the next morning. Apparently, I needed a nap. I had been ignoring all of the red flags my body had been waving in my face about how little care I had been taking of myself. Instead of paying attention to my body, I would slap a “bandage” on it and keep going:

  • Headache? Have some Tylenol

  • Tired? Second cup of coffee