Take care of Yourself
Overcoming barriers to self-care can be difficult, especially for women. But making time and space for ourselves – and getting over any residual emotional guilt – is critical to our well-being and happiness. In the long run, it’s better for those around us, too.
- Ignoring our own needs while constantly meeting the needs of others can have serious physical, emotional and even spiritual ramifications.
- Emotionally, a lack of self-care can leave us anxious, depressed and less productive (the ultimate irony, of course, since we often avoid self-care in pursuit of accomplishing more).