Whose health should you put first? Your children’s, your partner’s, your parents’ or your friends’? If you gave one of these answers or a similar one, think again. You should first take care of yourself!
Many women think that it is selfish and arrogant to think of themselves and put their needs and wants before everyone else’s. At the same time, it is the ultimate key to finding better health and securing your wellbeing. When you are in your best shape, you can give your best to everything. When you lack something, you will be searching for that everywhere.
How to help yourself?
What are the three pillars of women’s health?
Read on below!
Asking for Help Is Okay
It is better to start by stating that no one is an island. No one is almighty (except for Jim Carrey in Bruce Almighty), and it is normal to ask for help. This can take many shapes and forms, but the bottom line is that group work can give you only advantages. First, you can make new friends and learn something valuable that you would otherwise never know. Second, you can take some “me” time and ask your friend/colleague/relative to take care of your house/children/chores; you name it. Being a superwoman comes from taking care of that power. To keep it running as long as possible, you need the company and support of those you love and cherish.
Sleeping on Time
Let’s admit: humanity started saving on sleep, whereas it is the powerhouse of happiness and longevity. Sleep serves as the ultimate key to fueling the body with the necessary relaxation and time to rejuvenate. Not only do your organs get the rest they need, but also your brain processes all the signals and information it obtained during the day. This recovery would secure your strength later when you need to fight heart diseases and prevent obesity and depression. If you are a mom, remember the first point and ask for help when you need to rest. You might already know that doctors advise adjusting your biological clocks to the clocks of your child. That tip would work wonders if you also asked your partner/family members/friends to look after your children or hire a nanny to allow living life first for yourself.
Schedule and Get Your Health Screenings and Tests
As you start following a particular sleep regime, you will see how other things pile up excellently. You will begin to binge eat less, being nervous less, and enjoying your day more without longing for sleep. So the last thing to do would be to take on that habit and valuing your health through actions. Many women claimed they would be more conscious of their health when the pandemic hit, but how many kept their promises? Not many, as there was no habit of doing that. The formation of that habit can start by simply scheduling regular women’s health check-ups to prevent and spot signs of severe illnesses. They can also give you hints about what you need to pay attention to or what you are paying too much attention to.
These three pillars are what women’s health should be consistently built on and improved. If you are not carrying everything on yourself, it will keep your nervous system healthy. If you get enough sleep, you will not eat more to compensate for that or fall asleep without noticing. And if you are incorporating your health into your priority habits, you would reap the fruits of self-care in no time.