Elizabeth Cush on Self-Care
Stressed? Depressed? Anxious? Overwhelmed? In this week’s episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush talks about the importance of self care for women.
Your partner, your children, your parents, your tribe… If you’re like most women, you spend a lot of time and energy on your family and friends. But what about taking care of yourself? Too often, when we’re busy or stressed, self care goes by the wayside—just when we need it most. In this week’s episode of the Woman Worriers podcast, host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., talks about what self care really is, why it’s so important and why it’s hard for women to make a habit of it. She also shares some simply tips for incorporating the practice of self care into your daily life.
Listen and learn:
Beyond the hashtag: What #selfcare really means
What self care looks like in your day-to-day life
Why most women aren’t consistent about self care
What happens when we skip self care—and it isn’t pretty
Three reasons why the practice of self care might not come easily to us
Signs that we might not be taking care of ourselves
Simple tips to get you started on a self-care routine
One surprising place where women can easily check in with themselves
How you can benefit from the simple power of breathing in and out
An easy exercise to energize yourself
When to give yourself a hug and why it’s so powerful
What to say to yourself when your Inner Critic shows up and starts talking to you
Why self care is called “a practice”
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