"When women take care of their health, they become their own best friend." - Maya Angelou

3 Steps to Embrace Self-Love


International Women’s Day has just passed, leaving behind a wave of inspiration and empowerment for women worldwide. That’s why I have dedicated this Sunday’s blog article to celebrate the achievements of women in various fields, and draw your attention to a crucial aspect often overlooked – the relationship women have with their own health. In this article, you’ll discover how to embrace self-love with 3 simple steps.

Understanding the Importance of Self-Care

Why is self-care crucial, especially for professional women navigating a myriad of responsibilities? Amid the hustle and bustle of daily life, from family care to career demands, prioritizing health becomes the key to unlocking a profound sense of empowerment.

Unveiling Self-Love

Let’s dissect the core themes embedded in Maya Angelou’s quote. Taking care of one’s health isn’t just about physical well-being; it extends to nurturing the mind and soul. The real magic happens when women embrace self-love, transcending the superficial and diving deep into the essence of who they are.

The First Step: Self-Awareness

To embark on the journey of self-love, it’s crucial to identify what might be hindering it. Take the first step by creating self-awareness around habits, thoughts, or external factors that sabotage self-love. For those seeking a structured approach, my self-assessment library is designed to guide you through this introspective process.

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Empowerment through Self-Love:
3 Simple Tips

1) Stop Comparing Yourself with Others

  • Cultivate Gratitude Daily 

    Start and end your day with a gratitude practice. Shift your perspective to acknowledge and appreciate the positives in your own life, fostering contentment and reducing the urge to compare.

  • Define Your Own Success Metrics 

    Challenge the conventional definition of success. Set your own criteria, shifting focus from external benchmarks to fulfilling your authentic goals. This self-defined success path will help silence the noise of comparison.

  • Celebrate Personal Growth 

    Embrace the concept that everyone is on their own journey. Celebrate your progress, acknowledge that growth is continuous, fostering self-compassion and diminishing the need for unfavorable comparisons.

2) Learn how to say NO to others

  • Clarity in Priorities

    Before committing, reflect on priorities. Understand what aligns with your goals, making saying no an act of self-respect, preserving time and energy for what truly matters.

  • Polite Firmness

    Saying no doesn’t have to be confrontational. Express gratitude, then firmly but kindly decline. A simple, “Thank you for thinking of me, but I won’t be able to commit to this” can be both respectful and assertive.

  • The Power of Delay

    If saying no is challenging, buy yourself time. Offer to check your schedule, allowing a thoughtful decision without feeling pressured.

3) Adapt Ownership Mentality

  • Practice Self-Reflection 

Regularly reflect on thoughts, actions, and reactions. Ask, “How did I contribute to this outcome?” Self-reflection fosters awareness, recognizing patterns of behavior that may be holding you back.

  • Shift Your Mindset

Reframe challenges as opportunities for growth. Embrace setbacks as chances to acquire new skills, insights, and resilience. By reframing your perspective, empower yourself to take control of your narrative.

  • Seek Feedback and Support

Surround yourself with those encouraging accountability and growth. Seek feedback from trusted friends, mentors, or coaches. Embrace constructive criticism as valuable feedback to evolve and become the best version of yourself.

A Personal Invitation to Empowerment

As we conclude this exploration, I extend a personal invitation to all professional women – prioritize your health, embrace self-love, and witness the transformative power it holds. If you need support or guidance, I offer complimentary self-discovery calls. Let’s embark on the path to empowerment together – because every woman deserves to be her own best friend.

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"When women take care of their health, they become their own best friend."