Barriers to Self Care

Written by Peggy Porter


Copyright 2005 Peggy Porter

For many women,repparttar term self-care often becomes a foreign concept once motherhood occurs. Why?

I believe there are several key reasons why mothers find it difficult to take better care of themselves:

Time - One ofrepparttar 135863 major barriers to self-care isrepparttar 135864 feeling that thereís just not enough time. Going from leisurely lunches with friends (beforerepparttar 135865 days of motherhood), to sleepless nights, packed lunches and car pooling, is a huge adjustment. Often we are left feeling stretched for time.

Multiple Role Players - In todayís society, moms play multiple roles - everything from career professional, soccer mom and committee volunteer, to chauffeur and housekeeper. How can we find time for ourselves while juggling all these roles?

Guilt Ė Feelings of guilt play a huge part in why mothers spend little time taking care of themselves. Guilt can be associated with being away from our family due to work commitments, taking an hour to ourselves when there already seems to be so much to do, or by just trying to do something that is important to us and does not involverepparttar 135866 family.

As moms, we believe that by being away from our kids, or not involving them in virtually everything we do, we are somehow not living up to our duties and responsibilities.

Perfectionism - The need for perfection in our lives is another barrier to self-care. Perfectionists are always seeking that ultimate feeling of having everything under their control, often not doing (or enjoying) anything unless it can be done perfectly.

The Power Of Charisma

Written by Vic Damone


You have seen them on television your entire life:repparttar world leaders,repparttar 135862 movie stars, and yes, evenrepparttar 135863 infomercial darlings! These people almost seem incapable of self-doubt as their undeniable confidence exudes from their every pore, almost mesmerizing their audience. They are literally capable of convincing listeners to buy products they donít really need, support causes without question, and follow when one would rather lead. What is their secret? How are they able to do what you or I could only dream of doing, and do it with such ease?

A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm; a personal magnetism or charm.

This is howrepparttar 135864 dictionary defines charisma and it was precisely what all of those people you see on television have in abundance. Still, it really is notrepparttar 135865 best of definitions because lacking is a clear-cut answer as to what precisely it, this charisma, really is. The ability to influencerepparttar 135866 opinions and actions of others is a truly exciting and powerful thing, is it not? Who would not want to have such power? Where would our lives be today had we been born with charisma like all those people we see onrepparttar 135867 television screen every night? Would we not be an entirely different person had we?

But, just consider this: What if charisma isnít merely something

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