Being invested in the people you lead is a hallmark of a successful leader. But when you invest so much of your time, energy and perceived success or failure as a manager on whether your employees are fulfilled and engaged at work, your own career satisfaction may eventually suffer.
Here are some tips you can use to make sure that you’re tending to your own workplace stress, challenges, and performance goals as actively as you do your employees.
Put your feelings on paper
When you’re so busy tending to the needs of your employees, your own thoughts and feelings tend to get pushed to the back burner. Some may be passing frustrations, but others can hint toward stress that builds over time, and eventually, bubbles to the surface. Establish the habit of writing your thoughts and feelings on paper, for 15 to 20 minutes a day. Let the ideas flow without editing.
This time of self-care can help you stay in touch with your emotions...(register to read more)