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Are You Taking Care Of You?

By Dr. Carrie Jones Expert HERWriter
 
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If you are feeling worn out or overwhelmed, please speak up.

Talk to your co-workers, friends, family, or significant other. Life isn’t a one-woman show. It requires an entire cast of people to help.

5. Self talk – Remind yourself that it’s okay to put yourself first, and by first I mean above your husband and kids. You need time to yourself, time to recharge, unplug and relax. You need time to eat regularly, exercise, develop good relationships, and find happiness. You need time just to breathe.

Remember, if you aren’t happy or feeling good then others around you tend to pick up on that and you end up teaching your family that it’s okay to push your limits and feel stressed out.

References:

1. Stress and Disorders of the Stress System. Web. 20 October, 2011.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/704866

2. Eat Your Water for Health, Sports, and Weight Control: Hydration for Health: The 8 Glasses a Day Rule Reassessed. Web. 20 October, 2011.
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/747332_2

Reviewed October 21, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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