On March 8 each year, we celebrate International Women’s Day which officially commemorates the women’s rights movement.
Today I invite you to celebrate all that it means to be a women and also to raise your awareness of the all-too-common trap I see get the better of many women I support as a whole health coach:
We give too much, except with ourselves
Our natural care-giving ways keep our families together and healthy and our communities strong. But this strength of ours can also be our weakness-- and ultimately our nemesis-- if we’re not paying attention.
When we’re continually giving to and caring for others, our own self-care can easily fall-off our priority list. Our health declines quietly in the process. Chronic stress takes a toll and we might turn to food for comfort instead of for nourishment. Weight gain and a lifestyle of little regular exercise wears us down and compounds our stress. Here’s the thing …
Self-care is not selfish. It’s vital.
When our ‘cup’ is full (i.e. our health and wellbeing is in balance thru regular self-care), we are able to give more fully to others. So send some love to yourself on a daily basis through nutritious food choices, proactive stress management and regular movement. Your future self and loved ones will thank you.
To your good health!