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7 Tips from Famous Women that will Inspire You to Take Care of Yourself

25 Jan 2024, 12:00, parser
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1. Don't let anyone or anything stop you on the way to your goal

Katrin Schwitzer is the first woman to officially take part in the Boston Marathon. During the 1967 race, she was forcibly removed from the race because women were not allowed to participate. But that didn't stop Catherine. Her photos made the front pages, and the fact itself went down in history.

To change public attitudes, Schwitzer organized races for women in 27 countries. More than a million women took part in them. This convinced the International Olympic Committee to include the women's marathon in the 1984 Olympic Games.

Catherine Schwitzer
marathon runner

The journalists said that I was ahead of my time. But if you don't get ahead of him, that time will simply never come.

When someone or something tries to stop you on your way to the goal, don't let them stop you. Remind yourself that you can achieve anything you want.

2. Take time for yourself

When you need to combine work, family, hobbies and many other things, it is very difficult to find time for yourself. But you will only get better when you start putting your well-being first. This is stated by the creator of the ClassPass fitness subscription, Payal Kadakia.

Payal Kadakia
creator of ClassPass

We are constantly under pressure from the outside, which is why it is so important to find time for ourselves. Otherwise, you can forget what you are fighting for and what you are striving for.

The next time you're going to cancel an evening workout to get things done, stop. These cases can wait. Your health and well—being are not.

"Find something that inspires you,— advises Kadakia. "Not a single day should be wasted."

3. Strive for more, but don't overdo it

World champion steeplechase marathon Amelia Boone recently got injured while preparing for the competition of her dreams. The dream had to be postponed, but Amelia is not going to give up. This incident taught her that sometimes it's good to take a break.

Amelia Boone
marathon runner

I realized that you can get hurt if you constantly work at the limit. At some point you will break down.

"We will have to put up with the physical and psychological consequences," says Boone. — In sports, you need to constantly improve and strive for more, but sometimes you inevitably fall. It doesn't matter if you are a beginner or a professional athlete."

4. Do what you love yourself, not what others impose

Even if everyone goes to yoga or cycling, you don't have to sign up for the same classes.

Meghan Markle
actress

No matter what difficulties or complexes you try to overcome, be yourself. Create your own rules. Don't think that you need to adjust to something.

Do what you love. This applies not only to sports, but also to life in general. Always choose your own path.

5. Don't be afraid to acknowledge your achievements

If you have achieved success, for example lost weight or ran a kilometer for the first time, do not hesitate to share it. Don't let anyone take away your sense of pride in your victories. Even if they are very small.

Jessica Mendoza
Olympic softball champion

I've always been taught to be humble. When people ask me if I'm good at doing something, I answer "fine." But men I know usually say "good", even if it's not so. We are still constrained by the framework in which society places us.

6. Try new things

Yes, it's scary. Especially when you're not sure you can handle it. But it's important to get started. You will surely do more than you thought.

"Every time I go to a workout that seemed too much for me, I get better as a leader," Kadakia says. — It helps me overcome difficulties at work and in my personal life. And these difficulties open up new opportunities."

7. Don't try to handle everything alone

When something fails, share it with your loved ones and ask for help.

"It's easy to talk about pleasant things, talk about your victories. But it's much harder to open up when something goes wrong," says Boone. "I really wish more women would talk openly about their difficulties."

Don't keep everything to yourself. Ask for help. Surely your loved ones will share their thoughts and advice with you.

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