Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month; last Friday (March 8th) was International Women’s Day. Incorporating activities is a wonderful way to celebrate and honor yourself as well as the women around you. Here are some ideas for doing just that!

 

Reflect on Your Achievements:

Take a moment to reflect on your achievements and progress. Celebrate your strengths and the challenges you’ve overcome… because I know you have some—we all do! Write down your accomplishments and express gratitude for the journey.

Indulge in Self-Care Rituals:

Treat yourself to a day (or a few days!) of pampering and relaxation, whether it’s a spa day at home, a vigorous workout, or simply taking the time to sit and look out of your window at the squirrels, focus on activities that make you feel good.

Read Empowering Literature:

Select literature written by and about inspiring women. It could be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or self-help books. Immerse yourself in stories that celebrate women’s resilience, strength, and achievements. Check out “What I am Digging” for some of my favorite titles this month.

Practice Mindfulness and Meditation:

Dedicate time to mindfulness or meditation to connect with your inner self. Reflect on your journey, set positive intentions for the future, and appreciate THIS moment. There are guided meditations designed explicitly for self-love and empowerment.

Exercise for Empowerment:

Engage in physical activities that empower you. Movement can be a powerful tool for boosting your mood and self-confidence, whether it’s a workout, yoga, or a dance session.

Create a Vision Board:

Use International Women’s Day as an opportunity to envision your goals and aspirations. Create a vision board with images, quotes, and affirmations representing your dreams and the empowered woman you aspire to be.

Connect with Supportive Women:

Reach out to the supportive women in your life. Whether through a virtual chat, a phone call, or an in-person meeting, surround yourself with positive energy and the encouragement of those who lift you up. (This is also a good tip to do every month!)

Practice Gratitude:

Take time to express gratitude for the women who have played significant roles in your life. Consider writing thank-you notes or messages to those who have inspired, supported, or mentored you.

Attend Workshops or Events:

Look for virtual or local events and workshops focusing on women’s empowerment, self-love, and personal growth. Participating in such activities can be educational and uplifting—a good place to visit local community colleges and museums.

Set Boundaries and Prioritize Self-Love:

Use this month as a reminder to set healthy boundaries, prioritize self-love, and engage in activities that bring you joy. Whether it’s saying no to additional responsibilities or taking time for hobbies, make choices that honor your well-being.

Self-care is a personal journey, and Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day provide excellent opportunities to celebrate and prioritize yourself. Whatever activities you choose, make sure that you are intentional about them, that they align with your values, and that they contribute to your overall well-being.

 

To stay on topic, let’s discuss a few of the things I am Digging right now and what I am Doing.

Dr. Kimberly VanBuren

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