A demanding job can mean we spend all our time and energy at work and have little left for anything else. With a family those challenges can be amplified.
One thing is for sure, if we aren’t taking care of our self, the inevitable challenges, and stresses they create, can seem greater and undermine our resilience and potentially our health longer-term.
As one of the expats I interviewed pointed out - you wouldn’t take on a serious challenge like a marathon without a well-planned training regime and an expat assignment lasts a lot longer!
Being aware of the importance of self-care and having personal strategies in place is essential to sustained success.