Show Notes

Episode 205: Prioritizing Self Care

Taking care of ourselves is always important. But it’s especially important during stressful times. This week Shannon and Janine discuss prioritizing self care so it’s there for you when you need it the most.

Discussion topics include:

  • The fact that self-care doesn’t have to take a lot of time
  • The fallacy that you will get more done if you skip self care
  • The reality that by taking care of yourself you actually become more productive
  • The wisdom of Gandhi: “I have so much to accomplish today that I must meditate for two hours instead of one.”
  • The more hectic life gets, the harder it is to prioritize self care
  • Contemplating self care before you need it
  • Building in a few breaks per day
  • An energizing half minute: Knocking on Heaven’s Door from Yoga with Adriene
  • Simple ways to take care of yourself (like drinking plenty of water)
  • An important point: Anything you can do to alleviate stress is self care
  • Recognizing the things you do throughout the day that are actually self care
  • Meal planning as self care (watch out for a future episode on this topic!)
  • Incorporating self care into a morning routine
  • Planning and task management to reduce stress (and provide self care)
  • Giving yourself credit for taking care of yourself


  • To see Yoga with Adriene’s Knocking at Heaven’s Door in action, watch minutes 2:30 to 4:15 on this video, Yoga for Stress Relief


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