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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jul 19, 2022

Suzanne shares thoughts on a collective sense of shock, anxiety, with a little depression and grief thrown in that’s affecting many of us due to current events. She provides ideas on moving through it.

I begin today’s show with an essay I wrote about a ‘Why Not’ list—it’s the opposite of a To Do list because it’s about freeing you up…instead of weighing you down. May it inspire some of your own ‘Why Nots’.

If you’re like me, you may be feeling sluggish, apathetic, unable to sleep or make decisions, and just generally blah at the moment. This is a direct result of the continued overwhelm of these tough times in which we live—a war in Europe, massive struggles around climate change, global economic woes, and political unrest with an increase in violence in the US will do it. And then there’s the pandemic!

So how do we cope?

I share some ideas on processing the sludge that’s unexpressed and possibly holding you back, so you get caught in your own Collective Overwhelm vortex.

  • Managing media overexposure
  • Avoiding ‘doomscrolling’—and what it costs us
  • How violent news imagery effects us and how to limit it
  • What indirect trauma is
  • Social media management to keep the anxiety down
  • Tips for processing the unexpressed emotions behind it all
  • Where to find your feelings in your body and releasing it

And so much more, as ever!

Submitted with love,



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Suzanne Falter hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she brings better self-care to thousands of busy people each week in 98 countries around the globe. She also keynotes and leads corporate workshops on self-care. She is the author of The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks.)