Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

These days I work from home full time, but I've always had a home office and spent a lot of time working at home, a holdover from my university days. Like Maren Deepwell I have adopted some self-care mechanisms over the years, and while mine are different, they still have the same emphasis on self-care, because it's too easy to burn out, whether working at home or in the office. But I've also discovered that self-care is a luxury you get only once you've achieved a measure of stability. Until then you can't - or won't - let up. So I think of self-care as an equity issue. Part of that equity is being able to give yourself permission to (say) take a day off. And part of it is being able to afford to.

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