SUPERWOMEN REQUIRE SUPER CARE
Women can do alot. It's true. We can run companies, households, take care of our children and parents if necessary, and never miss a beat. Until one day.....
You find yourself tired and losing stamina before the end of the day or you're having frequent headaches that over-the-counter medication is not touching anymore or perhaps you keep having these vague minor issues with your body- pink eye one day and a sinus infection the next.
These are all signs your body is telling you to SLOW DOWN and pay attention to your wellbeing. Before you call your doctor and request another prescription, take a minute and ask if you have been taking care of yourself and meeting your needs properly.
Superwomen need self-care too! Remember, self-care is self-love and you deserve it!
I recently gave a talk to a dynamic group of women who are all at the top of their game in every area of their life. I loved discussing how to take your wellness life to the next level with a self-care plan designed to give each woman better health and balance.
But I know this wasn't the fist time they had heard this message. Why? Because we hear it more and more now how important it is to take care of ourselves. It's on ads, commercials, on social media, on TV, and in the waiting room at our doctor's office. So why are more and more women unhealthy and unhappy? I believe it's because we don't spend time learning and knowing what we personally need and we don't give ourselves permission to practice self-care regularly. Women get so many discouraging messages on a daily basis, and instead of kicking out negativity and replacing it with healthy images and words, we let the discouragement taint our view of ourselves. The good news is that self-care can combat the negativity that the world and our minds tells us is not for us.
When you take one minute, one hour, or one week and do something that makes you healthier- mentally, physically, or spiritually, you are replacing those negative images and feelings in your subconscious with what is true, right, lovely, and admirable. And that is a recipe for longevity!
Yoshida J. Kirkwood, PA-C