14 min

Are You Practicing Self-Care Or Self-Sabotage‪?‬ The ME Spot with Dr. Heather Bartos, OBGYN

    • Sexuality

When many women think about self-care, images of bubble baths and wine often come to mind.
Maybe even at the same time if you’re anything like me!
I’m not so convinced that’s the right move though…
Have you ever pulled out the little plastic doohicky from a new plant to read the care instructions? 
If so you’d probably realize that a cactus has different care requirements than a fern does. 
I mean… that kind of goes without saying, right?
Well people are a lot like plants. What works for one may not always work for another. 
So why do we insist on this universal definition of self-care when it may not be what’s optimal for YOU?
If you want to learn how to apply self-care to different areas of your life, why self-care success varies from person to person, how to make time for yourself when you’re always busy, and more, go grab your beverage of choice and give this episode a listen!
I’ll answer these common questions in this episode of The ME Spot Podcast...
How can I best practice self-care?
Is drinking wine considered self-care?
How can I take time for myself when I’m always busy?
Does everyone need the same amount of sleep or water?
Is self-care really that important for everyone?
You will learn...
Different areas of your life where you can implement self-care.
Ideas you can add to your relaxation regiments.
Why it’s important to discover and define your own personal self-care rituals.
Ways to replenish yourself when you’re feeling run down.
Why martyrdom and suffering should NOT be used as badges of honor.
How self-care can vary significantly from person to person. 
Remember these takeaways...
“You wouldn’t give a cactus and a philodendron plant the same amount of water and sun, so don’t expect other people’s self-care routines to work for you too!”
“Self-care looks different for everyone. What works for you may not work for me and that’s great!”
“Self-care is personal. Trust that you know how to tend to your body best.”
“Many women think self-care means bubble baths and wine but I believe there’s a lot more to it!”
Your next best step now is...
Come and join me in The ME Spot Community by visiting http://TheMeSpotPodcast.com -- it’s free to join & we’re having a blast! You belong there too!

When many women think about self-care, images of bubble baths and wine often come to mind.
Maybe even at the same time if you’re anything like me!
I’m not so convinced that’s the right move though…
Have you ever pulled out the little plastic doohicky from a new plant to read the care instructions? 
If so you’d probably realize that a cactus has different care requirements than a fern does. 
I mean… that kind of goes without saying, right?
Well people are a lot like plants. What works for one may not always work for another. 
So why do we insist on this universal definition of self-care when it may not be what’s optimal for YOU?
If you want to learn how to apply self-care to different areas of your life, why self-care success varies from person to person, how to make time for yourself when you’re always busy, and more, go grab your beverage of choice and give this episode a listen!
I’ll answer these common questions in this episode of The ME Spot Podcast...
How can I best practice self-care?
Is drinking wine considered self-care?
How can I take time for myself when I’m always busy?
Does everyone need the same amount of sleep or water?
Is self-care really that important for everyone?
You will learn...
Different areas of your life where you can implement self-care.
Ideas you can add to your relaxation regiments.
Why it’s important to discover and define your own personal self-care rituals.
Ways to replenish yourself when you’re feeling run down.
Why martyrdom and suffering should NOT be used as badges of honor.
How self-care can vary significantly from person to person. 
Remember these takeaways...
“You wouldn’t give a cactus and a philodendron plant the same amount of water and sun, so don’t expect other people’s self-care routines to work for you too!”
“Self-care looks different for everyone. What works for you may not work for me and that’s great!”
“Self-care is personal. Trust that you know how to tend to your body best.”
“Many women think self-care means bubble baths and wine but I believe there’s a lot more to it!”
Your next best step now is...
Come and join me in The ME Spot Community by visiting http://TheMeSpotPodcast.com -- it’s free to join & we’re having a blast! You belong there too!

14 min