Best Self-Care Strategies for Burned-Out Women

Aug 15, 2023 | Blog | 0 comments

Life has a way of taking us on a rollercoaster ride, and sometimes, we find ourselves feeling like we’ve been through the wringer. But guess what? You have the power to reignite your inner spark and prioritize your well-being, even in the midst of chaos.

In fact, cultivating a more mindful way of being is associated with less emotional distress, more positive states of mind, and better quality of life according to research.

Here’s a little reminder if you need this today: Self-care isn’t selfish; it’s a necessary step towards reclaiming your vitality and embracing life with open arms.

Step 1: Embrace the Pause– Pause and take a deep breath. It’s okay to slow down and give yourself permission to rest. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Take a moment to reflect on your journey and acknowledge the challenges you’ve overcome. You are stronger than you know!

Step 2: Rediscover Your Passions-What brings you joy? Whether it’s painting, dancing, hiking, or simply indulging in a good book, make time for activities that ignite your soul. Reconnecting with your passions can provide a much-needed escape from the daily grind.

Step 3: Nurture Your Body– Your body is your temple. Treat it with love and care. Engage in regular exercise, nourish yourself with wholesome foods, and prioritize sleep. A well-nurtured body can contribute to a clearer mind and a more positive outlook.

Step 4: Cultivate Mindfulness– Practice mindfulness to stay present in each moment. Meditation, deep breathing, or simply taking a mindful walk can help reduce stress and promote a sense of inner peace. Remember, you have the strength to overcome any challenge that comes your way.

Step 5: Connect and Communicate– Reach out to friends, family, or support groups. Sharing your feelings and experiences can create a sense of belonging and help lighten your emotional load. You’re not alone on this journey; there are people who care about you.

Step 6: Set Boundaries– Learn to say no when you need to. Setting healthy boundaries is an act of self-respect and self-care. It’s okay to prioritize your needs and protect your precious energy.

Try this 12 Minute Mindfulness Session which will leave you feeling centred and calm : https://youtu.be/1RIA4zyiLaE 

Taking care of yourself is not just a luxury, but a necessity. By prioritizing self-care, you’re investing in your personal future, health, your ability to build and maintain healthy energy for your life, not to mention mental wellness.

Share your favorite self-care strategies or experiences below xx

Ref: Mindfulness Research Update: 2008 – Jeffrey M. Greeson, 2009 (sagepub.com)

Power To Your Core,

Vanessa Bartlett  xx

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