Permission to Take Care of Yourself

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If you’re like me, you’re a “doer.” When something needs to be done, you do it. When someone needs help, you’re there. When you see something that can be improved, you’re on it. We need to prioritize self-care the same way.

There’s a shadow side to all that “doing.” 

Many times, we take on more and more at our own expense. We feel obligated to tend to others’ needs at the expense of our own. We try to control and manage things that are in actuality, not ours to control and manage.  

This is called “over-functioning,” and it’s one of the key topics we’re talking about in today’s episode. 

Today, we’re speaking with Mandy Barbee. Mandy is a hypnotherapist, the founder of Palladium Mind, and perhaps more importantly, a recovered over-functioner.  

Mandy brings her personal transformation and her expertise to this episode to talk about a number of important topics that are likely influencing us right now: 

  • We talk about the committee of voices we all have in our mind that drives us to over-function 
  • We talk about self-sabotage. What causes it and how we can use it as input to move forward toward what we really want. 
  • We go in depth on the real role of self-care. It’s more than bubble baths and manicures 
  • And, finally, Mandy shares a free resource she’s put together just for us, which you can access here

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and stretched thin, this is the episode for you. 

Focusing on emotional self-care includes spending time for yourself in a guilt-free environment. Those who utilize some form of self-care in their daily life find long-term benefits not only to their emotional health, but also with their physical health. Medical reviewers found those with an emotional self care plan, were able to better cope with illness, exhibited a stronger immune system.

Physical self-care may mean eating healthy and being active to feel better and live longer but when we emotionally self-care, research shows lower levels of anxiety and depression and a greater ability to manage stress. For those looking to maintain healthful habits, consider any number of practices of self-care listed in this podcast.