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Reasons why it's important for women to put themselves first

Why Women Should Make Self-Care A Priority!

In the midst of balancing careers, studies, kids, spouses, friends, pets, finances and housework, women leave out the most important thing - herself. And while women juggle it all, they somehow manage to nurture everyone else and make sure everyone else is happy.. until one day, BOOM, she explodes! The smallest thing can set her off at this point. Sound familiar?

There seems to be an unhealthy pattern of women putting other peoples' needs before their own. Many women struggle to say no in fear of disappointing others and will make sure everyone else is healthy and happy, while neglecting to give herself that same love and care. Sadly, women often feel guilty or even selfish when they take time out for themselves.

Making self-care a priority prevents burn out, relationship problems or even from becoming physically ill due to stress. Here are some reasons why it's extra important for women to nurture themselves regularly!

Oxygen mask concept

You know how airplane hostesses always tell you that if the oxygen masks drop down, you must ALWAYS put yours on FIRST before helping anybody else? The reason is simple: how can you help anybody else breathe if you're unable to breathe yourself?! The same applies to women helping others. How can women effectively help others while their own energy reserves are depleted? If a woman makes sure that she's happy, healthy and rejuvenated, she's better able to support and nurture her loved ones! Remember, you can't give from an empty bucket.

Tip: At least once a week, spoil yourself with an absolutely gorgeous African Bath Soak! This locally-made bath soak is made with hand harvested soothing rooibos, anti-aging exotic hibiscus petals and rose essential oils! Immerse yourself in this luxury bath soak for deep relaxation and stress relief. 

You'll do better at work

Women who constantly put others first are more likely to suffer from lethargy and feel unmotivated. Getting up in the morning for work can be a struggle, and your workload can often feel overwhelming! It doesn't help that at the end of a long day, you still have to go home, cook meals, get the kids to bed, tidy the house or study! Sometimes you need to stop for a second and think about what will help you manage all your responsibilities. Remember, asking your partner or family for help is not a sign of weakness, it's actually the wisest thing you can do. You'll be surprised at how many people are willing to help you out!

Another great idea is to set a coffee (or wine) date at least once a month with your closest besties, where you can step outside of your 'daily life' and touch base with your fun and relaxed self!

Tip: Sometimes putting yourself first means doing small things to ensure your health and happiness. For busy women, investing in an effective supplement to boost their performance and endurance makes the world of difference! This high potency multivitamin and mineral supplement contains a wide spectrum of daily vitamin and mineral nutritional needs, that assists with stress tolerance, immune boosting, nervous system health and all-round vitality! It's loved by many because it's dairy-free, wheat-free, preservative-free and vegan-friendly!

Your relationships will thrive

If you're constantly giving to others, you may find yourself feeling a bit of resentment. Women often go out of their way to make their partners feel special, or do more than their share in the housework or with the kids. While we expect to be treated in the same way, expectations often lead to disappointment.

You shouldn't change the way you naturally want to spoil your partner, but you should at least set boundaries! Part of self-care is telling others what you would like from them and not allowing them to treat you any less than you deserve! If you find yourself dishing out more than what's being served to you, it's common for resentment to start creeping in and taking a toll on your relationship. However, if you take charge and let your partner know what you would like from him/her, your relationship will get stronger! A relationship built on understanding, communication and respect is highly rewarding!

Tip: When a woman is in a loving and passionate relationship, she radiates happiness and endorphins! Boost your relationship with our His & Hers Passion Booster Powerpack that helps couples reignite their flame and safely boost their libidos!

Your body will thank you

Did you know that stress is one of the leading causes of illness? According to the American Psychological Association, "..chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide. And more than 75 percent of all physician office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints." - www.miamiherald.com.

This is a shocking, yet believable statistic. Stress has a huge effect on various bodily organs, and if you don't make an effort to take care of your mental state, it can be deadly. There are various things that women can do to remedy their bodies being affected by stress, such as yoga, meditation, going for walks, exercising and going to dance classes. 

Tip: These Aromatherapy Diffusers are simply gorgeous. They come with beautiful LED lights and different settings, and all you'll need is a couple drops of essential oils and a little water!

If you have any questions regarding your health, relationship or emotional state, please contact us for FREE advice, or leave a comment below. We love hearing from you!

Saskia Michele holistic health blog

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