Mental Health Care for The Career Woman
Modern women are really like superheroes when you think about it. They earn college degrees, climb corporate ladders, and raise families at the same time. They may also find themselves taking care of their parents.
The demands of these big responsibilities can be overwhelming for some women, but many, over time, will experience burnout and mental health issues.
A Gold Medal for Prioritizing Mental Health
Gymnast Simone Biles’ heartbreaking withdrawal from the Olympics last summer gripped the world. She was very transparent, announcing her decision was a result of making her mental health a priority.
Her bravery shed light on the importance of protecting world-class athletes’ mental health.
All women should protect their health, no matter what their career choice may be. It is vitally important to prioritize the mental health of career women, from professional athletes to CEOs.
How Career Women Can Cultivate Good Mental Health
The following are some ways professional women can protect their mental health from the burdens of careers and family life:
Accept and Expect Imperfections
There will be times when you won’t succeed 100% of the time no matter how hard you try, and that’s okay. Recognize your own humanity and give yourself a break.
Finding Support is Important
As you continue to try and be there for everyone else, it’s important that you find people and things to lean on. This can mean family, friends, your faith, or a personal exercise routine.
Make Time for Yourself
It’s important to step back and relax once in a while. The more you take the time to recharge your battery, the more able you’ll be to juggle the responsibilities of your life.
Talk with Someone
Sometimes it’s easier to speak with someone outside of your network. Talking with a therapist can really help you gain perspective on your life and your abilities. They can also give you strategies to navigate stressful situations in your life.
If you’d like to speak with someone and explore treatment options, please get in touch with me.
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