What Have You Done for You Lately, Nena?

superwoman by rob speed on flickr

By Angelica Perez

Are you a “superwoman?”

Going from one place to another.
Taking care of this, that, him and her, and everything and everyone in between.
Sleep deprived.

angelica perez from salon angelicaThere is nothing glamorous about being a superwoman. No one really cares. There is no medal or award for all the effort. Yes, “you” may feel good about doing so much, but that good feeling is usually short-lived. Why? Because it is solely based on how much you for others.

So, I ask you: What have You done for You lately? Especially in this holiday season of giving, appreciation and celebration.

Now, what are You going to do for You today?

In this holiday season of giving, appreciation and celebration, I dedicate this post (and this video of Alicia Keys singing  Superwoman) to all women who do too much for others, and very little for themselves. May the video and the questions above, inspire you to do at least one thing for number one: You.

Angelica Perez, Ph.D. is a Latina, Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Mentor, Writer and a Music-Loving Ivy League Educated Psychologist. She has dedicated her career to helping women feel good about themselves and live a happier, more empowered life. Visit her site, Salon Angelica, for inspiration and tips for healthy and balanced living.

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By Contributor on December 18, 2009 · Posted in dichos + del alma, featured

6 Comments | Post Comment

Marta says:

Thank you, Angelica!

Booking that one hour massage RIGHT NOW!


Posted on December 18th, 2009

Carrie says:

,,.and after a morning spent Christmas shopping, I am going to go take a nap! Something for me!

Posted on December 18th, 2009

Tessa says:

Brava! Thank you for writing this.

Posted on December 18th, 2009

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Sra. López says:

Fantastic advice! I see way too many women giving and giving, without taking care of themselves – but just like a passenger on an airplane during an emergency, if you don’t pull down the oxygen mask for yourself first, you eventually won’t be any good to anyone else!


Posted on December 22nd, 2009

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