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Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women

Jun 30, 2020

Attention all friends who are looking for encouragement … and growth! Help is at hand!

I begin this show by reading an essay I wrote called ‘Ten Sure Signs of Growth’… it’s for everyone who’s been working hard on evolving. Especially if you’re not sure it’s making a difference. Chances are it is—and here’s how you know.

I follow this by coaching any woman who gives too much through the process of letting go of her guilt. We are such a guilt-ridden group, us Extremely Busy Women. We think everyone else comes first … and girlfriends, that’s just plain misguided.

You DO deserve stunning, abundant, healing self-care. And you DO deserve to make time for you… in spite of the long To Do list. Along the way in this show, I share some faulty mindsets that can trick us into thinking we don’t deserve self-care.

Then I share a powerful journaling exercise, that can literally turn your mindset around completely. Take out a notebook and have at on the following questions … or on some wonderings of your own about WHY you need to say ‘Yes’ too often.

Helpful Journaling Prompts For Women Who Give Too Much

  1. What does giving too much/not saying no cost you?
  2. When do you feel like you can’t say no?
  3. Who can’t you say no to?
  4. How does
  5. What would happen if you did say no?
  6. Is that a proven fact, or just your imagination?
  7. Would you be willing to try saying ‘no’?

I hope this helps you get back to overflowing, beautiful self-care. Because yeah, you really DO deserve it!


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Suzanne Falter is a writer, podcaster and essayist whose work has appeared in SELF, O, More, Fitness, New Woman and The New York Times, Tiny Buddha and Elephant Journal. She is the author of multiple self-help titles including How Much Joy Can You Stand? (Ballantine) and the upcoming book, The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks). Suzanne also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she interviews leading self-care authorities and shares her own ideas.