Work, work, and more work. Many of us forget that it’s important to take some time for ourselves. Self-care September is a great reminder that our mental and physical health is not something to be neglected, even in a retail industry heading quickly toward the all-important Q4. 

These past couple of years, many businesses, small and large, have faced unprecedented obstacles due to the pandemic. On the eCommerce front, the industry has experienced a massive increase in consumer adoption, leading businesses from manufacturing to retail to logistics to step up to meet the demands. This unexpected turn of events, for everyone, has caused some form of stress/pain – and that’s okay. Just remember that your well-being is also important. 

In that spirit, here are some quotes we love that remind us that taking care of ourselves is just as important as running your business.

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

Oprah Winfrey

The challenge is not to be perfect — it is to be whole.

Jane Fonda

One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.

Shannon L. Alder

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.

Anne Lamott

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

Sydney J. Harris

You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.

Louise L. Hay

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is so important to take time for yourself and find clarity. The most important relationship is the one you have with yourself.

– Diane Von Furstenberg

… If you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself.

Dalai Lama

From your friends at AndMakers, happy self-care September!

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