or neurological. It is a very normal part of our lives, and is a natural instinct that manifests when
our body identifies the need to protect itself. Although these reactions typically come and go,
prolonged stress may be damaging to our mental and physical health. And, from new mothers
to working women trying to do it all, prolonged anxiety and stress is more common than ever.
Women accomplish a lot on a daily basis. We hold high-stress jobs, care for our children,
maintain our households, and work to keep our relationships healthy—with partners, friends and
family. Wonder Woman has nothing on today’s modern woman. But being expected to handle
all of this at once may actually be a foundational source of stress. The best way for women to
better equip themselves to handle stress is by dedicating a few hours each week to self-care—it
can make a huge difference.
Here are 3 simple ways to practice self-care, to ensure you are your best self in order to excel at
all you are responsible for, every day.
1. Alter Your Perspective
It sounds cliché, but a lot of our stress comes from the way we perceive a circumstance. You
can make the choice to view your situation as a challenge, rather than as a catastrophe. You
can choose to see an opportunity where a threat once stood. Once you believe there is no
danger, your body’s “fight or flight” response will be deactivated. If you put this idea into
practice, the less likely you will feel the effects of life’s stressors. Look into cognitive
restructuring if you need a place to begin.
2. Adopt These Daily Stress-Relieving Habits
Get ahead of the downward stress spiral by picking up a few natural, stress-relieving habits, like
exercising, journaling, and meditation. Exercise is said to naturally boost your feel-good
hormones, which make this activity a great method for combating stress. Another simple option
is to start a journal. Make it a goal to write for 10 to 15 minutes in the morning, before the
craziness of the day, or at night, before you go to bed. Meditation, in as little as 10 minutes per
day, will keep your mind clear, refreshed and ready for the day. The key is learning to
disassociate yourself from that endless to-do-list.
3. Take Part in Regular Talk-Therapy Sessions
Sometimes partaking in therapy regularly can help us gain an outside perspective on life and
relieve stress by openly discussing your thoughts and feelings. Therapy can be like a massage
for the brain that relaxes and eases the mind into serenity. Think about giving mindfulness-
based cognitive therapy a try, it teaches you awareness of your thoughts and allows you to
control your positive and negative reactions more readily. Essentially, therapy can provide the
stress-relief you need to take the best care of yourself.
4. Indulge in Regular Spa Services
Massages, pedicures and facials, oh my!
Another way to practice self-care is to partake in weekly or monthly doses of TLC. For a person
who spends most of their time and energy making other people happy—bosses, children,
partners, friends and family—indulging a little personal rejuvenation can do wonders for the
soul. Schedule a relaxing CBD oil massage to calm the mind and ensnare the senses, or a full-
on pampering session with your best friend, complete with pedicures and a luxurious facial.
At Fisher Experience, we want to encourage you to pick YOU first! Press the reboot button once
per week—or even bi-weekly, or monthly! It is so important for you to recharge yourself so you
can serve everyone, including yourself, better.
Call us today at 781.849.1770 to schedule some self-care time in our award-winning spa. We
look forward to adding some “ahhhh” to your busy life.