(WATCH) SuperpowHer Season 2: #InMyFeelings How To Fall In Love With Taking Care Of Yourself

This week, Deya joins Dr. Robin Henderson, Clinical Liaison for Well Being Trust and Providence St. Joseph Health for an in-depth and open conversation about the struggles we all face to take care of ourselves. You'll learn what self-care really is, ways to practice self-care, and the consequences if you don't practice it.

Key Takeaways:

  • We live in a society where self-care in women is not a priority, women learn from a young age that “women” take of others first, then self.

When our brains are overloaded:

  • We need to take naps and breaks for better retention.

  • It causes irritability, short-tempers, poor decision-making, and exhaustion.

When it comes to negative self-talk:

  • We hear five positive things to one negative; but mostly focus on negativity

  • Negativity comes from insecurity

  • Self-affirmations are a vital part of blocking the negativity; blocks out the repetition of negative self-talk and retrains brain structure.

How do you know if you need more positivity vs. therapy?

  • If negativity interferes with life, missing work, can't get out of bed, constantly sad and/or never feel worth, then the issue is deeper.

  • If there's a history of abuse and trauma you usually need therapy.

  • Resilience makes the difference - bouncing back from traumatic events.

  • Positivity starts within self - you have to do what makes you happy.

  • Social media affects the brain emotionally.

  • Constant comparisons cause depression, break downs, and loss of skills.

About PTSD:

  • It's not just war, it can be child abuse, bullying, a bad accident or anything that creates a stressor. No one knows your story but you.

  • Use experiences to grow and move on.

About Emotional Intelligence:

  • It's understanding where I end and you begin.

  • Seeing a person who is acting out and then thinking deeper about the cause of action without anger or fear.

This episode was brought to you by Well Being Trust, a national foundation dedicated to advancing the mental, social and spiritual health of the nation.

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