Treat Yourself Like a Queen
Are you so busy taking care of everyone else that you don’t have time to take care of yourself? It’s a common problem with women – the ‘Superwoman Syndrome’. If you put everyone’s needs at the top of the list and let yours go to the bottom, you might be setting yourself up for a fall.
In order to lead a balanced life, you need to take care of yourself, along with everyone else. Your needs are just as important, and you should remember that.
Schedule some time alone. You need time to yourself, so pencil it into the schedule. I used to have ‘Mommy time’ between 8 and 9 each night. You were not allowed to disturb me unless there was an emergency – and I defined emergencies pretty thoroughly. I usually used that time to unwind and read a book, but you can use it however you choose.
Buy something for yourself that makes you feel pretty and pampered. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Get some pretty red nail polish and give yourself a pedicure.
Get that anti aging face cream you’ve been dying to try.
Or go all out and get a gift basket of beauty products – goodies that only you are allowed to use.
Learn how to say no. No matter how strong you are, you can’t do everything. It’s not possible – there’s no such thing as Superwoman. Prioritize, and if you don’t have time, say no.
Ask for help when you need it. Again, you can’t do everything alone. There’s no shame in asking for help when you need it. Ask someone from your support system – mother, friend, sister, etc. – to help you if you’re overwhelmed. You might be surprised how much help will come.
Go out once in a while. You need a night of fun occasionally. Go out on the town with your SO or your friends, and have a good time. Take in a movie, go dancing, or spend a day at the spa. You’ll feel like a new woman.
Get plenty of exercise and eat healthy. Healthy eating habits and exercise can go a long way toward making you stronger. You need to be strong with the hectic, fast-paced life you lead. The better you feel, the easier your life will seem. You’ll look better, too – stress takes its toll on us all.