Dr. Tricia Robredo reflected on the dangers of overworking as she urged Filipinos to observe work-life balance.
In her Instagram stories on Sunday, April 9, the daughter of former vice president Leni Robredo shared a selfie with a text detailing how her physical health took a beating for working too hard.
She said she couldn't eat or "even drink," and that she was "very weak." It was "by far" the "scariest thing" she had to deal with since living alone, she noted.
"For the past few months, I've grown obsessed with my smartwatch, my planner, and unsustainable routines," Robredo wrote. "Busier was better and I had to be mobile every waking minute."
She said she used to think that self-care was "abused and overused," until what happened to her made her realize it isn't always the case.
"I respect and subscribe to the hustle, but productivity has been dangerously over-glorified," she said, as she wondered whether she will "fall into that cycle again."
"But I'm dropping this as a reminder that it comes at a cost," she continued. "So take care of yourselves friends, may we all find balance."
Robredo has a double degree of Doctor of Medicine and Master in Business Administration from the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health.