Theatre professionals are very busy. It can sometimes be hard to justify taking time for yourself. It can feel dangerous to take time from work and side gigs. Looking for the next gig or show is the life of a freelancer in the theatre. Sometimes taking time for self care can feel like you are taking pay or work away from yourself. I feel like we as an industry have a hard time equating self care with our career. Actors tend to do better at this as their bodies are their job, but those of us who are back stage or front of house don't always realize that taking care of ourselves is also part of our careers.
I am a freelancer which makes self care easier and yet harder at times. Here are some small things I do sometimes to self care and to make sure I have a life. I work to live (and love my work) I do not live to work.