No Woman is Invincible
Stress that remains untreated in women with families not only takes its toll on them but on their families as well, and the cost is significant. The most pressing problem of dual-income families is not money, but the problem of managing extremely hectic family schedules and adjusting spousal duties. Many women are currently juggling full-time careers, household chores, child-rearing, and care of aging parents. Moreover, women naturally pick up the slack and are usually the first to jump into the middle of a problem to solve it. They are often the ones picking up sick kids from school and juggling appointments.
We do all of this because we can. Because we are amazing. But no woman is invincible, and we need to start recognizing our own needs and limitations. I believe it is time that we become advocates for our own health. Brilliant women need to learn how stress is woven into nearly every area of our bodies and minds, to understand the triggers for stress, and to adopt a vigilant self-care plan that will eliminate the need for medications and help us age well while continuing to work and raise children with a revitalized spirit and rejuvenated body.
At the end of the day, life is stressful; there is no doubt about it. It would be impossible to eradicate stress completely, and that wouldn’t even be a good idea. A certain level of stress is healthy an
d necessary. Instead, the solution to overcoming burnout lies in reducing as much unnecessary stress as possible and adopting a highly effective, self-care plan to cope with the stress that cannot be removed. Beating burnout requires you to be introspective and step into your most authentic self, and that involves confronting beliefs and mind-sets that are not working for you anymore in order to come up with a new plan that will allow you to reach the highest level of success in all areas of your life, all while feeling content and energized.