Women Wellness and Self-Care

Women Wellness and Self-Care

Women Wellness and Self-Care

The American Psychological Association says, “Studies have shown that women who exercise regularly, eat right, get sufficient sleep and find satisfaction in their work and personal lives have LESS Depression, Anxiety and illnesses, such as heart disease.”

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Introduction

The American Psychological Association says, “Studies have shown that women who exercise regularly, eat right, get sufficient sleep and find satisfaction in their work and personal lives have LESS Depression, Anxiety and illnesses, such as heart disease.”

Self-care is often neglected in a modern fast paced, loud, and chaotic society. For many women, the act of self-care is a foreign concept, as we run around chasing career goals, taking care of our kids, spouses, siblings, parents, friends, and coworkers and completely forget about ourselves.

According to the US Department of Labor,

 70% of mothers with children under 18 work, and more than 75% are employed full-time

 Today, mothers are either the primary or only earners for 40% of households that have kids under age 18 compared with 11% in 1960

Statistics Brain reports that…

 86% of working mothers say they are “sometime/frequently” feel stressed

 40% of working mothers say they “always feel rushed”

As we slowly deplete our resources in this vicious cycle, we begin to suffer from various physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual problems. Overwhelm, exhaustion, and high stress begin to take their toll as our cup empties and ironically, we find that we have nothing left to give, not to
anyone nor to ourselves.

I know. You’re busy. You work, take care of kids, have a million things to do every day, so who has the time for self-care?

The truth is you must find the time, if you don’t it won’t be long before you drop from exhaustion, succumb to burnout, go into a mental fog, and become resentful and angry and incapable of not only enjoying your life, but getting anything done.

In her keynote interview at Forbes Women’s Summit 2016, actress, Sarah Jessica Parker said, “If you take on too much, you dilute your efforts, it’s important to focus your energy not just so you have some left by the end of the day but also because it will just result in greater success by more
measurable metrics.”

Table Of Contents

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………..1
What Is Self-Care ……………………………………………………………………………………3
The High Price Of Not Caring For Yourself …………………………………………………..4
Physical ……………………………………………………………………………………………..4
Emotional…………………………………………………………………………………………..5
Mental……………………………………………………………………………………………….5
Spirit………………………………………………………………………………………………….5
Roadblocks To Self-Care…………………………………………………………………………..7
Women Are Nurturers To Everyone But Themselves …………………………………7
Giving Yourself Permission For Self-Care………………………………………………….8
Not Asking For Help – Doing It All Yourself ………………………………………………8
Lack Of Self-Awareness……………………………………………………………………….10
Not Knowing The Word No………………………………………………………………….11
The Disease Called “Too Busy”……………………………………………………………..13
Self-Care Assessment Test ……………………………………………………………………..14
Self-Care Is A Habit Built From Mindset ……………………………………………………18
Self-Care Strategies……………………………………………………………………………….19
Make You A Priority……………………………………………………………………………19
Treat Yourself With Respect and Compassion…………………………………………20
Love Yourself…………………………………………………………………………………….20
Don’t Apologize For Putting You First ……………………………………………………20
Ditch The Guilt…………………………………………………………………………………..23
Ditch Perfection…………………………………………………………………………………23
Superwoman Does Not Exist………………………………………………………………..24
Plan To Be Spontaneous……………………………………………………………………..24
Making Self-Care Your Own…………………………………………………………………25
Create A Habit With Rituals…………………………………………………………………26
62 Self-Care Ideas …………………………………………………………………………………27
Final Thoughts ……………………………………………………………………………………..34