Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” 

Audre Lorde

“Self-Care is not about being Selfish, or Selfless, it is about being Selfull”

Bisi Adeyele-Fayemi

These are unprecedented and uncertain times! So much has changed so quickly, and while this change comes with disruptions to our routines, sense of normalcy and may cause us to be frustrated, there are hidden opportunities even in this difficult season. CHANGE & SHIFTS may disrupt our flow, but they can also lead us to new horizons, while opening doors to different adventures and exploration. As Transformational Leaders, change can help to push us out of mediocrity, complacency, and away from the status quo. Moments like this enable us to make adjustments, pivot and dance to the rhythm of new opportunities.

As the world grapples with the impact of COVID-19 and an uncertain future, and as we adjust collectively and individually, there are immense opportunities to practice what we have learned as Transformative Leaders. In the era of COVID-19, the practice of self care becomes even more relevant. Tap into your selfcare toolbox to draw wisdom, guidance, support, inspiration and encouragement. If you don’t have a toolbox to draw from, this is an opportunity to identify and fill your toolbox. 

Now’s a great time to remember and put into practice everything you know, have heard and learned about self-care and wellbeing. I hope You will leverage this unique opportunity to put leadership into practice. Remember, “well-being inspires well-doing- do good, but first be well” If we are to be effective leaders of change, we MUST learn to take care of ourselves first so that we can show up healthy, with energy and fully present to SERVE.