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Superwoman, You are About to Crash

You are good at what you…and you know this. You always push yourself to excel in whatever you do…and you know this. You manage to juggle relationships, children, and social commitments with relative (exterior) ease…and you know this. However, what does it profit you to gain all the accolades, certificates, goals achieved, and marked checks on your “To Do” list if your soul is left wanting? Sweetheart, it is time to focus on the inner you because you are about to crash, cape and heels included. Often, we can be so good at all things exterior but fail horribly at nurturing our inner-self…our higher-self. Do you know her? Are you honoring and prioritizing all the things that nurture her internal growth? What are you doing to cultivate her well-being? How in the world are you MORE busy in a COVID pandemic than before?

I have always been an advocate for self-care. It became my mantra before it became a catch phrase. Raising three young, extroverted, and strong-willed girls, I always fight to take time for myself and prioritize my spiritual and physical needs. I make it a point to realistically maintain some of my personal interests and hobbies. It is an important act of self-preservation. Too many women are losing themselves in the roles they play in life. When my husband of 14 years was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at the young age of 41, I pressed in, against all odds, to continue that sacred work even more. I understood that for me to function, care for others and remain anchored during storms, I had to take time to decompress. I have an advanced degree in self-care, lol.

Let me explain the importance of the sacred act of prioritizing your mental, spiritual, and physical health. As a woman, you embody the superordinary ability to create and cultivate life whether that is literally in the form of childbearing or figuratively in the form of launching a business or starting a relationship, etc. However, you must not let life’s burdens or blessings cause you to abort the life force within that is the catalyst to your very being. It is critical that you find a way to preserve the most important asset you have…YOU. Let me give you a sneak peek into what that may look like and let the gasping begin.

I am THAT mom who may take an extra hour on occasion to pick up the kids to get her nails done or enjoy a cup of coffee. I am THAT mom who will book a massage and dine alone with Thai food and a glass a wine and relish every second. I am THAT woman who will book a hotel room and hibernate to recharge. I am THAT woman because I AM THAT woman who defies all odds and rises to the occasion in every circumstance. I succeed, I do what I do and do it well. How you ask? Because I prioritize my mental, physical, and spiritual health so that when it is my time to perform in any capacity, I bring 100 percent to the table and thrive. This is not being selfish, this is being wise, aware of your boundaries, your limitations and most importantly your worth. The adage that says that you can’t pour from an empty cup is more than a notion.

The greatest return on investment you can make is on yourself. Quiet yourself and your mind and be intentional about recharging and investing in yourself so you can see fruit that is long-lasting. As a person who may show compassion and care to so many loved ones in her life, now is the time to show some compassion to yourself. Being overstretched and too busy is not a badge of honor. It is a sign that you are unbalanced and in internal disrepair. Darling, I know you are a star but kick off your heels, remove your cape and gently place it to the side (you will suit up again shortly) and let’s start taking care of inside. It takes courage to say what you deserve, and in this season, you deserve care.

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