Self-Care: for you, by you
Women are nurturers by nature. We often put the needs of others ahead of our own. Sometimes we all need to be reminded that making yourself a priority isn’t selfish, it’s necessary.
When your to-do list is a mile long, your family needs you, your boss needs you and you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, and it’s hard to make your
Stamp Out the Stress
Stress isn’t good. Not only is it straining on your body, mind and soul, it contributes to a myriad of health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. You can only support your loved
Just breathe. You do it by nature, but deep breathing can actually help your muscles relax*.
Get a hobby. Gardening, dancing, reading, rocking out to tunes – a favourite pastime can relieve stress*.
Exercise. Yes, it actually can be relaxing, especially when you run or walk, try meditation, stretching, tai chi or yoga
Why is there no 25th hour? As women, we tend to take on a heavy workload every day, at the office and at home. These tips can help make the load a little lighter:
Plan. Writing things down can help you to
Be present. We are all busy with life, work and people who need us, being present and living in the now can help you to stay on task and be more productive.
Delegate. You can’t do it all, nor should you. Your family and your friends are your
Say goodbye to the working
Balancing family life and a career
Make Memories. It’s about the quality time you spend together as a family. Head to the park; play games; ride bikes; share a lot of laughs.
Thank your Village. If you’re lucky enough to have family members, or a great babysitter to help with your kids – make sure they know how much they’re appreciated.
Do What’s Best for You. Go for your goals - kids benefit when
Get a Move On
Build your strength. Our partners at Osteoporosis Canada state that physical activity, including both weight-bearing and strength-training exercise, can help prevent osteoporosis (which
Improve flexibility. After age 50, we simply are not as flexible as we used to be. Set aside time to stretch after each workout, when your muscles are warm and receptive to stretching**.
Finally always try to remember:
Taking care of others is wonderful.
Taking care of yourself is essential.
Caring for yourself is the first step to caring for others.
“The most important relationship you have is with yourself.”
Diane von Furstenberg
* MediResource Inc.
** Mayo Clinic