Caregiver fatigue is no joke, and women are adversely affected by it more often than we realize. We have this instinctual urge to take care of the people we love and put ourselves last, but it’s time to change that narrative.
Elisse is a client of mine who was struggling to maintain healthy habits while taking care of her cancer-stricken husband and elderly mother.
It’s okay to put yourself first. If you are not on solid ground, you can’t hold someone else up.
😍 Taking advantage of time windows and focusing on her weight: Elisses’s strongest motivations. 02:57
💃🏽 Elisse is a night exerciser: making adjustments and scheduling her time to make room for movement that makes her happy. 05:12
⚠️ About some of the excuses we have: Just start! 07:13
😩 Falling off the wagon: when caregiving supersedes goals you set for yourself. 08:46
✍🏽 Power of writing things into a diary: stripping away the excuses and accepting reality. 09:27
😇 Controlling her calorie intake with food delivery service. 10:32
😟 When Elisse is not prioritizing herself, she starts avoiding looking at mirrors and scales. 14:03
🥅 Elisse is enjoying working with Jill and being accountable to herself: losing 15 more pounds. 16:20
😘 Life is not linear; things happen, so be kind to yourself. 17:51
👙 Elisse plans to have her Helen Mirren red bikini moment and feel amazing on the beach. 19:04
😊 Connect with Elisse: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elissewbarnesjdphd/
What is The Jill Cruz Podcast?
If you are a woman in leadership and/or aspiring for greater leadership and you are looking to have it all; success in your career, personal life, and health, you're going to love this podcast season.
I am incredibly passionate about this topic because I believe that as women leaders we can have it all! We don't have to settle for being successful in just one area of life such as our careers. We can orchestrate a life that is fulfilling, pleasurable, and healthy in all areas. We are all a "work-in-progress" but it's important to BELIEVE we can have it all or we surely won't get that.
We will be speaking about what it takes to be a successful leader AND have a thriving personal life. Topics include passion, purpose, grit, compassion, self-awareness, thought leadership, self-care, wellness, visionary thinking, and strategic leadership.
*Health Is Freedom, LLC is providing this podcast as a public service. Reference to any specific product, treatment, health advice, or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Health is Freedom, LLC. The views expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the program does not imply an endorsement of them, their opinions, or any entity they represent.