March 8th is International Women’s Day, and on this day we celebrate everything awesome and unique about women!
One of the most special things about women is that they tend to be ‘nurturers’ of those around them. They’re often carers in the form of mothers, grandmothers, sisters or daughters and supportive friends or colleagues of the many people in their community.
And women often feel their greatest sense of satisfaction and worth in giving of themselves to others- they’re time, their listening ear, their advice, their hospitality and their heart.
In our increasingly busy world, however, this selfless commitment to giving and putting other’s needs before their own can take its toll.
Yes, as women we tend to wear many hats and, sadly, the ‘hat of self-care’ is usually donned the least.
The sad reality is that I speak to many women daily who aren’t feeling great about themselves. They find it hard to see, let alone celebrate their amazing qualities amidst their struggle.
They’re often worried about their weight, worried about how stiff and sore they feel, how exhausted and sluggish they feel, worried about the increasing hunch of their shoulders, worried about their health and the little time they have to devote to taking care of themselves.
Does that resonate with you?
Well, I want to encourage you today!
Firstly, I assure you that you are doing a great job.
And secondly, I want to remind you that you can’t help others unless you fit your own oxygen mask first…
While it certainly is tough to prioritise your own physical and mental health when you’ve got deadlines at work, family and social commitments, household chores to get done and hungry kids or pets hounding you…
I’d like you to stop for a second and take a deep breath, then exhale, and read on.
If I told you that you could skyrocket your physical and mental health in just 2 minutes, would you want to know how?