Five Women of the Week share the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned over the last six months.
COO OF UNBOUND
“It has been important for me to practice radical self-care, and this doesn’t simply mean taking bubble baths or buying things because they make me feel good. I have become very protective of particular places in my apartment, like my home office, which I’ve outfitted with plants and nice candles, because having this space allows me to do deep work when I am ‘at work’ and to decompress and meditate when I am ‘out of the office.’ Keeping strict working hours and not working beyond 5pm in the evening has been an extremely important boundary. I have a ritual that I practice to end each working day. I shut my computer in my desk drawer, light a candle, meditate for five to ten minutes, then breathe and quietly say, ‘I let go of everything that is not mine.’ Preserving ritual in a time when there is a lot that is unpredictable is the greatest form of self-care that I practice.”
Caitlin Abber is the Brand Editor at M.M. LaFleur, and an award-winning writer and content creator. Over the last decade she has held senior editorial positions at MTV, Women's Health, Public Radio International, and Bustle, and has bylines at InStyle and OprahMag.com.See more of Caitlin's articles