IN THIS ISSUE...
Are you a Superwoman?

The Warning Signs...

Motivate, Inspire & Reward!


What is the Superwoman Syndrome?

The CURE=the Superwoman Survival Strategy
 
 
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Professional Impressions
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Superwoman Syndrome – Aidan Machonachy

Superwoman Syndrome - Cari Jean

Overcoming Superwoman Syndrome - Dr Madeline Ann Lewis

Beyond Superwoman: Twenty-Five Top CEOs Show Us How to Get a Life - Kauffman, Baskin, Sheehy

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Are you a Superwoman?

Can you believe that we are already past the half way year mark? We are so caught up in the “busyness” of everyday living; we don’t even notice
time flying past.
 
This e-letter is dedicated to all the gorgeous, multi-tasking, hardworking women out there -sorry guys!

The Warning Signs:
•Do you constantly feel overworked, overwhelmed and overly committed?
•Do you feel the need to do it all?
•Do you feel exhausted, anxious and stressed most of the time? 
•Do you rarely say “no” to others?
•Do you feel the need to be the perfect mother/wife/daughter?
•Do you over analyze and worry constantly?
•Do you have a hard time relaxing?
•Do you have difficulty in asking for help?

If your answer is yes to most of these questions… don't worry - you are not alone - please read on.....

Motivate, Inspire & Reward!

When last did you celebrate the
amazing woman that you are or that you work with?

This August celebrate Women’s month by doing something for yourself, your staff and your clients that will have real, long-term value.

“The Superwoman Syndrome” is a fun filled, interactive, inspirational corporate workshop for the woman who is trying to deal with her multi – faceted roles, whilst maintaining her sanity!
 For more information on this and other interesting women's presentations,
 click here.

Ideal for Women's Day, Secretary's Day, client breakfasts, lunches and team building events.

Contact us:
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The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit
of your own attention”

Anthony J. D'Angelo

What is the Superwoman Syndrome?
 
 

It is a severe global condition suffered by many women in today’s demanding, fast paced world-its commonly known as the expectation that a woman can and should do everything. The phrase was coined by American author Shirley Conran in the late 70’s.

She was also quoted as saying:
"Life's too short to stuff a mushroom"
"First things first, second things never".


Who is the Superwoman?
 Probably YOU. She sets standards that are unnaturally high, and beyond reach or reason. She tends to measure her self-worth in terms of her productivity-eg how much quality and quantity of stuff she has achieved in 24 hours!

Perfectionism is the root of the Superwoman Syndrome. It affects women of different ages, career stages, economic levels. I am what you call a Recovering Perfectionist, so let me suggest that when the urge to be perfect rears its head... go lie down until the feeling goes away….
Doing everything, all at once, perfectly, every time, will merely set you up for failure. Do your best– release the rest.

Read the Superwoman poem - see if you can identify with it.

 
 
 The Cure = Superwoman Survival Strategy

Recognize Forks in the Road - adapt to these before you speed wobble. Remember adaptability = durability.

Be Willing to Accept Failure and don’t dwell on it.

Give away all “Superwoman clothing”. Anything that reminds you of all the failed fad diets and pills. Like those size 6 Levi jeans you last got into in high school.

Have a plan for your day. If you don’t someone will come up with one for you!

Learn to say "No!" - "I am not able to do that right now" - "Sorry, I have already made other plans!" - and - "No, there is no age requirement for using the washing machine!"

If you are not a 'cook' . . . admit it! Don’t attempt to make a Jamie Oliver creation for your husband's boss. Visit your local Spar-order their home -made meals.

•Take a day off - when your temperature is over 40c. Trust me, when you arise, your house, family, pets and other obligations will still be there. . .

Simplify the “to do” list. Ask yourself “What am I really capable of doing well today?” As Superwomen we tend to strain compulsively towards impossible goals. Realise you are a “Human Being not a Human Doing.”

Indulge in the 4 pillars of health - regular exercise, good nutrition (limit caffeine & sugar), proper sleep and relaxation.

Have an Attitude of Gratitude. Give thanks- before you go to sleep each night for all the small or large successes of your day.

 “And in the end it's not the years in your life that count.
It's the life in your years.” 

Abraham Lincoln

You will soon see how many benefits will come from taking off your Superwoman cape and enjoying life without having to do it all.

“I salute you for being an awesome, caring, inspiring women to all those around you.”

Happy Upcoming August Women’s month



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