Here is a Method to Help You Feel Refreshed

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Are You Ready to Feel Refreshed?

Hey there, beautiful! I have been reading on some of the doctor wives’ Facebook pages about women who take lovely, indulgent breaks for themselves. The other women cheer them on— which is a joy to see— but many say things like “I could never do that— I would feel too guilty.” 

I say, it’s time to take a break, put your feet up, and focus on some self-care practices to help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. It’s not about being selfish. You can only take care of the ones you love in life when you are feeling refreshed and relaxed yourself. If you are stressed, the people you love don’t get the best of you… and then you feel guilty and upset about snapping… it’s a vicious cycle. Better to take care of yourself preemptively, wouldn’t you agree? Trust me, you won't regret taking the time for yourself!

Here is a swipe list of ideas you can try when you are stressed and aren’t sure what might bring you back to center fast.

  • Meditate: Take a few minutes each day to meditate, focusing on your breath and letting go of any negative thoughts. This simple practice can help reduce stress and promote a sense of calm.
  •  Get moving: Whether it's a yoga class, a long walk, or a dance party in your living room, moving your body can help release endorphins and boost your mood.
  • Take a Bath: Light some candles, add some essential oils, and soak in a warm bath. This luxurious practice can help ease tension in your muscles and soothe your mind.
  •  Journal: Take some time to reflect on your thoughts and feelings in a journal. This practice can help you gain clarity and perspective, and it's a great way to release any emotions you may be holding onto.
  • Read a Book: Escape into a good book and let your mind wander. Reading can be a great way to reduce stress and provide a mental break from your daily routine.
  • Unplug: Take a break from technology and social media for a few hours or even a day. This can help you disconnect from the constant stimulation and distractions and focus on the present moment.
  • Treat Yourself: Indulge in something that makes you feel good, like a massage, a manicure, or a new outfit. This practice can help boost your confidence and self-esteem.
  • Spend Time in Nature: Get outside and connect with nature. Whether it's a hike in the woods or a stroll on the beach, spending time in nature can help reduce stress and promote a sense of well-being.
  • Connect with Loved Ones: Spend time with the people you love and who make you feel good. Connection and social support are important for our mental health and can help reduce stress.
  • Practice Gratitude: Take a few moments each day to think about what you're grateful for. This simple practice can help shift your focus to the positive aspects of your life and promote feelings of happiness and contentment.


There are lists of hundreds of things you can do to feel good in the moment… they include things like calling a friend, petting a cat, window shopping (yikes— could get dicey), knitting. Obviously, you get the idea here. 

Guilt Smackdown

When you are feeling stressed, the idea is for YOU to bring yourself to a place of calm, both for yourself, and for the ones you love. I know you can do it! If you are struggling to see the purpose here of you have tried, but still feel guilty, reach out to me for a Heart to Heart call. I’m confident I can help you feel less guilty about taking time for yourself.

I'm going to help you remember what self-love looks like

We guilt ourselves out of our own health way too often. In medical families, it can seem so virtuous, because the physician seems to be working so hard— we don’t want to be a bother. I say, BS! That line of thinking is so sneaky, you have to nip it right in the bud. You put your own oxygen mask on first, sister.


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