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Taking Care of Yourself

How serious are you about being successful? Successful people know the importance of taking care of themselves.

Taking care of yourself means taking care of your personal life. This can be done in a variety of different ways:

  • Manage your personal life outside of work.
  • Get enough exercise and sleep.
  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Belong to a social or spiritual group.
  • Spend time with your family.
  • Set a regular schedule.
  • Get regular checkups.
  • Make good choices.

Being Ready to Work

Taking care of yourself also means being prepared to work.

  • Do you have transportation ready?
  • Do you have child care arranged?
  • Do you have health care resources?
  • Do you have stable housing?

Learn about these and other obstacles that you may need to overcome to be ready to work.

People new to managing their careers may need help. Don't be afraid to ask for it. Your community may have programs to help. You can ask about health care, day care, or housing programs. Ask at your public library or visit a WorkForce Center for help finding these services.

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