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Your Heart Yearns for Indulgence

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Women are great at managing other people’s stress, but are often lousy at managing our own.

Perhaps it is because we feel guilty taking the time to indulge ourselves in even the most simple ways. There is always one more thing to be done: one more load of laundry, one more project, or one more call. Yet, denying ourselves the time to relax and rejuvenate, indulge, lets the stress build up.

What are you denying yourself?

A treat?
Wine and chocolate can be a great stress remedy if you let it. Don’t feel guilty for taking time in the evening to enjoy the richness (in an appropriate portion).

A break?
How long has it been since you put your feet up and read a book in the middle of the day? Are you dining al desko and missing an opportunity to relax for a few minutes at work? Do you reward yourself with a spa service only when you get a gift certificate? Give yourself time to relax recharge!

Does seven hours of sleep seem indulgent? It shouldn’t. Your body needs sleep to get rid of the chemicals created by stress. Read the article in MyHealthyHeartInfo for suggestions to protect your sleep and protect your heart!

Stop denying yourself. Indulge yourself!


The people who love and depend on you want you to be strong and healthy.
Treat yourself well, you deserve it!

Eliz Greene is the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Health. Drawing on her experience surviving a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins, struggling to lose the 80 pounds gained during her pregnancy, and her background as an adaptive movement specialist, Eliz developed simple strategies and tips to help other busy women be more active, eat better and manage your stress.


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