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Learning to Take Care of Your SELF

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April 18, 2017

Learning to Take Care of Your SELF

People in tech are prone to working too much and all the time. Most of us really love what we do. We want to do our best. We want to succeed. We want to change the world with the code we write. Besides our normal day jobs we are involved in a ton of open source and community related volunteer projects. We work long nights. We work weekends. We give all we have. And a lot of times we forget ourselves. We neglect family, friends, and hobbies.
This work ethic may seem great at first glance but the consequences are drastic. In order to prevent those drastic consequences from happening we need to take a step back and evaluate. We all need to learn to take better care of ourselves! We all need to learn to practice SELF care more and more efficiently. Learning to take care of your SELF can be hard sometimes. It’s something you need to practice continuously. The goal of this talk is to 1) take a look at self-care: What is it? Why is it important? Why is it so hard? What can happen if we don’t take care of ourselves? and 2) teach you how to continuously practice self-care. When you take care of your SELF you have so much more to give!


Anna Ossowski

April 18, 2017


  1. Learning to Take Care of Your SELF Anna Ossowski @OssAnna16

  2. About me...

  3. What is self-care? “ Self-care is any activity that you

    do voluntarily which helps you maintain your physical, mental or emotional health. It can help you feel healthy, relaxed and ready to take on your work and responsibilities. “
  4. Why self-care?

  5. What if we don’t practice self-care?

  6. But why is it so hard?

  7. Is self-care selfish?

  8. Practicing self-care

  9. Nutrition

  10. Exercise

  11. Sleep

  12. Time off

  13. Stress relief

  14. Pick-me-up

  15. Social support

  16. Professional care

  17. Helping others

  18. Resources selfcare.tech @tinycarebot

  19. Thank you!