What aspects of personal wellness do you find most challenging as a first responder?
Personal wellness for first responders can be challenging to manage, due to their busy schedules and frequent shifts. However, it is important to make time for yourself and decompress in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Transcript: "I think as a first responder, we're always, we're very programmed to respond and work on the needs of others. But personal wellness means different things to different people. I look at it, in my opinion, as the mind and body. And it's challenging for a lot of first responders because they're very busy, obviously. They're working variety of shifts, sometimes graveyard shifts, they're trying to balance that and family. So it can be challenging, but I tell everybody I talk to that you need to take time out during the day for yourself. There's nothing wrong with taking me time and being by yourself for a while to decompress. And once you do that, get back to your life. So it can be challenging, but it can be done. There's a lot of first responders out there that manage to have it all because they're able to balance that work-life component. So hope this helps."