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Living with Intention: Your Guide to Women’s Health & Self-Care

As May and Mother’s Day fast approaches, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on ourselves as women. In May, we also celebrate National Women’s Health Week – the perfect opportunity to consider the responsibilities you have and the roles you play in the lives of others. You might be a powerful nurturing force for everyone around you, but have you thought about taking care of yourself?

Now is the time to advocate for your own self-care! Don’t know where to start? Whether you’re a mother, daughter, sister, or wife, ALEX AND ANI can help with our guide to women’s self-care by providing some of our favorite women’s health tips.

Why Do You Need Self-Care?

Many women find that self-care is very difficult for them to consider. They feel like they’re being selfish by spending too much time and too many resources on themselves when so many family members and friends are demanding their attention. But we believe that focusing on yourself is the opposite of self-indulgence.

Women’s self-care is essential because it reduces your stress, supports your immune system, and helps you live longer. When you make sure to care for your own needs, you’re actually recharging your batteries and increasing your strength in order to make caring for others easier. Without self-care, you can’t live the best version of yourself because you’re too depleted and resentful!

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Self-Care Basics

If you find yourself agreeing with us that self-care is essential, it’s time to consider some self-care basics and women’s health tips. Some of the most important things you can do for yourself include:

  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Sleeping 7-8 hours a night
  • Staying hydrated
  • Brushing and flossing your teeth every day
  • Getting your medical and dental checkups
  • Showering and bathing daily
  • Taking a few minutes each day to decompress

If you aren’t doing these things, you may be harming your health. Make this women’s self-care list a priority and discover how refreshed and rejuvenated you’ll begin to feel.

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Additional Self-Care Activities

For women who are taking these basics to heart, but want a few more ways they can encourage their spiritual selves, consider adding these activities to your routine:

  • Daily Meditation
  • Journaling
  • Daily Exercise
  • Wear Clothing & Jewelry You Love
  • Burn Palo Santo
  • Have a Spa Day – Manicure, Face Mask, Bubble Bath

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Taking Care

There’s nothing wrong with taking care of yourself first. Use these women’s health tips to make sure that you’re at your best. Whether you want to focus on your career or act as a caretaker for others, you won’t be able to thrive without listening to what your body wants and needs.

Stop living your life for others and start living with intention when you empower yourself take these women’s self-care tips to heart.