Stress Management and Self-Care Practices E46
Candice is passionate about empowering women to make self-care a lifestyle and can help you prioritise your wellness to create a sustainable life. Her mission is to equip busy, motivated women with the knowledge, tools, resources, practices, and experiences necessary to make self-care and wellness part of their everyday lives in a way that’s easy and achievable.
During this episode, Sareta talked to Candice– an expert in stress management and self-care practices, to explore what authentic self-care is and why it’s essential, how self-care can promote positive mental health, and how technology impacts our ability to de-stress. She also dives into Candice’s personal experiences, her strategies for managing stress and creating self-care practices, her challenges in advocating for self-care, and how she overcame them.
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Self-Care Doesn’t Necessarily Mean a Spa Day!
The modern world is stressful, with extended hours and an ever-increasing list of responsibilities. From financial pressures to family and work obligations, finding time to care for yourself can be difficult. But if you don’t make time for yourself, it can take a toll on your mental and physical health, leading to burnout and feeling overwhelmed. That’s why it’s so important to make time for authentic self-care.
Doing activities that soothe and nourish your soul and bring you joy can make you feel good. It could be anything from walking in nature, playing your favourite sport, or curling up with a good book. It can be anything that helps you relax.
Self-care isn’t just limited to ensuring your physical self is well taken care of; it’s ensuring your finances are healthy, your social circles are enriching, and you’ve set boundaries to avoid over-committing yourself.
Assess your social media use and curate your feed to ensure you’re not immersing yourself in negativity. You may want to change the world and know what’s happening, but you don’t have to handle that heavy load of constant news. For instance, have you turned off that auto-play function on Twitter? You can’t control what others share, but you can control what information you consume.
The importance of having a healthy social network of friends should not be underestimated!
Talking to family members or co-workers can be difficult when we feel overwhelmed or anxious. Friends can provide a safe space to express our feelings and receive advice. They can also help us relax and take a break from the daily grind.
Having an active social life can also help boost our sense of well-being. When we spend time with friends, we can talk and laugh, which can help us feel more relaxed and happy. Friends can also help us to stay motivated and active. They can motivate us to stay healthy by encouraging us to exercise, eat healthily and practice self-care.
By taking time, you can reduce stress and become better equipped to handle the demands of life. You don’t need to make more time, just include small changes to care for yourself and nurture your body, mind and spirit– protect your energy!
Her self-care journey, knowledge, personal revelations and struggles as an entrepreneur, and desire to empower other women led her to create CD Creative Loft. Here she works with high-achieving female leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, and organisations, teaching them how to prioritise themselves daily, remove self-care from their to-do lists, work past the “guilt and selfish” stigmas often associated with self-care, and teach them how to easily infuse simple self-care practices and routines into their busy day-to-day schedules to support their overall success and maintain a lifestyle centred around putting their well-being first.
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Candice is a Self-Care Advocate & Speaker
She helps people reclaim control of their lives, prioritise their well-being, rediscover joy, create multiple streams of happiness and start showing up for themselves as much as they have for everyone else. Candice teaches people how to use self-care to transform how they look, live and feel.
Are you a highly driven and ambitious woman? Do you find yourself constantly taking care of everyone else’s needs and neglecting your own? Candice offers 1:1 30 & 90 Day Coaching sessions to help you care for yourself and make positive changes. Let her help you on your journey today!
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