We've all been there: whether it's with our children, our spouses, our parents – even sometimes our employers or staff. Sometimes we're so busy taking care of the needs of others, that we forget about our own most basic needs.
Because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, it's gotten us thinking about how many women, in particular, can fall into this pattern.
Maybe they spend so much time running a loved one to one health appointment after another, that they put off scheduling their own routine screenings.
Maybe they're so busy cooking and cleaning up after nutritious meals for others that they wind up just eating the leftovers over the sink – then crunching through a whole bag of chips when they finally fall down, exhausted, on the couch at 10 p.m.
Maybe they literally can't even when it comes to finding the time to exercise, see friends or participate in social activities.
Maybe they are so overwhelmed that they can't resist the urge to drink a little too much or sneak a cigarette every now and then – even though they know that it's not a good idea.
Whatever the case, Breast Cancer Awareness Month serves as an important reminder that women have to prioritize their own health. Here are some things that you can start doing today to help protect yourself against breast cancer and many other illnesses:
For more information about caring for yourself so that you are better able to care for others, please contact us!
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