this finds you enjoying the warm weather along with some down time for
yourself. Taking a vacation is not only good to recharge ourselves but it is
also quite important for our health and well-being. One of the silver linings
of the last couple of years has been the need to step back a bit and reassess
many aspects of our lives. We've been agile and resilient as we stretched in
ways to evolve within a new normal that continues to be defined. Taking care of
ourselves physically, emotionally and mentally needs to be a top priority.
people often say they don't have time to take care of themselves and allow
themselves to be a priority. Yet, there is a cost for not doing so. We can all
strive to make time every day for self-care. It's like they tell us in the
airplane to put the mask on ourselves before others. If we don't take care of
ourselves, we will not be the best we can be.
action and make a commitment to yourself. Here are three ways to make time for
self-care on a daily basis:
Keep it simple and personal to things you like and
need, i.e., ten minutes of yoga, 5 minutes of stretching, 15 minute walk,
listening to music, practicing breathing techniques, committing to a routine
Practice gratitude daily, i.e., keep a gratitude
journal, begin and/or end your day with an expression of what you are grateful
for and why.
Find focus in your time management; i.e.,
prioritize the top 3-4 things you need to accomplish each day, manage crisis
that arise making necessary adjustments, determine and establish boundaries and
stick to them.
My 'Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable' discussion
series continues and has covered a range of topics in dialogue with amazing
leaders. Please see below to review previous recordings. The next one will be
in September - Stay tuned!
As always, thank you for your continued support and I look
forward to hearing from you! Please reach out to me with your updates and enjoy
the rest of the summer!
Comfortable Being Uncomfortable Series
Panel Discussion Series
the videos from past sessions
Your Mind and Body for a Better Career
We have all heard how important it is to take care of
ourselves both physically and mentally in order to live a long and happy life,
correct? Do we always make the correlation to a successful and fulfilling
career? Taking care of ourselves is not an option... it truly is a requirement
and prerequisite for a successful and fulfilling career.
Read my blog
International Conference and Expo 2022
It was a treat to be able to attend and present at the
Association for Talent Development International Conference and Expo in May on
the topic of "Tell Your Story to Market Yourself and Your Personal
Branding' - Keynote speakers included Sara Blakey, Jay Shetty, and Burt Jacobs
Branding and Marketing Yourself: The 'Three Ps' Marketing Technique as a Guide
to Career Empowerment 2.0
Watch for the supplemental
workbook to be published in 2023
Rita Balian Allen is the president of Rita B. Allen
Associates, an international career management firm specializing in executive
coaching, leadership development, management training and career development.
She is a lecturer at Northeastern University, a sought-after speaker and
presenter, the author of numerous articles, blogs, columns and the book,
"Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself: The Three Ps Marketing Technique as
a Guide to Career Empowerment". She has been a regular contributor for the
Chief Learning Officer, Huffington Post and the Association for Talent
Development as well as a variety of other publications. Rita brings much human
resources experience to her practice, has worked with leaders across all
industries and professions and was voted one of the top ten executive coaches
by the Boston Women's Business Journal.
Rita B. Allen Associates offers customized
career management consulting and coaching services to individuals and
organizations with specialties in a variety of talent management content areas
Think Like a Monk, Train Your Mind for Peace and
Purpose Every Day by Jay Shetty
Life is Good, the Book by John and Bert
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Dr. Jean
Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to
Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday Kindle
Edition by Matthew Sockolov
Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself, The 'Three
Ps' Marketing Technique as a Guide to Career Empowerment by Rita