In our culture, it’s supposedly more admirable for a woman to be self-less.
That’s quite a word, isn’t it?
Taking care of everyone else first, yourself last. Making sure everyone ELSE is enjoying themselves and feeling good, and making sure the boss or the clients are happy, or that we're getting as much done each day as possible. "Tuning in" and tending to the feelings of those around you. …meanwhile, "tuning out" from your own needs and treating yourself in a way that is, quite frankly, downright cold and cruel.
In fact, we rush around seeking the satisfaction of checking things off on our TO-DO list and even thinking that we wish we had more time. But, in actuality, it's not more time that we need; what we need is more pleasure in our life.
Without experiencing pleasure in our life on a regular basis, I'm talking daily pleasure here ladies, then we leave ourselves wide open for irrational behavior around food and burnout symptoms, which on a physiological level can create negative responses in our brain that lead to fatigue, weight gain and depression.