In honor of Women’s History Month, I’m honored that my longtime friend, Danielle of Octane Designs, invited me to be a Featured Guest Blogger on a topic that is near and dear to my heart: self-care and wellbeing for women in tech. 

If you feel exhausted or overwhelmed with everything going on in our lives and our world today… If you’ve been hustling, breaking glass ceilings, and making space for yourself and others at the table… I see you, go-getter. This is for you. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic over this past year, all of our coping mechanisms have been challenged by social isolation, stress, grief, and anxiety… sometimes, all at once. Now that the 56-month-long hot mess that was 2020 has finally (finally!) come to an end and 2021 is well underway, it may still sometimes feel difficult to make time for YOU. 

Trust and believe: you deserve some self-care, self-love, and some much-needed “me” time. 

Caring for yourself will help you level up your game in all areas of your life. As women, we are often underrepresented, underpaid, underappreciated, yet overworked. Prioritizing self-care (even if we have to literally schedule it on our busy calendars) equals more energy, more creativity, and increased ability to provide quality service to our clients & customers. 

If you’re a woman-identifying person in a tech or creative role, read on for some of my favorite self-care tips for women in tech. As I mention in this article, whether you’re a creative, a woman in tech, an entrepreneur, a mother/stepmother (or bonus mom!), or any combination of the above, I hope these words resonate with you. 

Prioritizing your self-care can be incredibly difficult, but on the other side, it can also help us feel more grounded and balanced. That’s why I’ll share resources that have helped me feel more enabled to carpe the H-E-double-hockey-sticks outta this diem. I hope they will help you, too, whether personally or professionally. 

Psst! Craving more? I got you! For more self-care for women in creative and tech fields, listen to our #MoreThanGraphics Podcast episodes from 2019–2020. Enjoy!