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Superwoman Syndrome

For Brown Girls

Mar 17, 2023

Womanhood Chronicles

 The Superwoman Syndrome is a fascinating topic that caught my attention when I came across an article about it. As I read through the questions, I found myself answering 'yes' to most of them. The symptoms experienced by super women, including moms, wives, homemakers, and athletes, are silent signs of stress that often go unnoticed. These signs include irritability, sleeplessness, memory problems, muscle tension, anxiety, and sweating, to name a few. The question is, how do we overcome this syndrome and untie the cape without feeling vulnerable or weak?

The answer is simple, we need to prioritize self-care, set healthy boundaries, and enjoy life as it is. By doing so, we take back our power and reduce the risk of health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. So, let's drop the capes and embrace a life of balance and self-care.

If you're answering yes to any of the following questions, you may be suffering from Super Woman Syndrome:

  1. Are you a woman who thinks you have to do it all?

  2. Are you trying to raise a family, have a career, serve in your church, keep up your home, attend all of your kids activities, work out at the gym and be socially active?

  3. Are you constantly on the go?

  4. Do you ever give yourself a break?

  5. Do you allow yourself to relax?

  6. Do you constantly give, give, give while receiving nothing in return?

  7. Do you ever stop attending to the needs of others so you can take time out for you?

If this fits your profile, you may have something called Superwoman Syndrome however, don't worry, you're not alone. The She Shack Live Experience Conversations with Aqueen can help unpack ways to prioritize yourself and reduce your risk of health-related diseases linked to stress.

Stress can come in many forms and can creep up on us without even realizing it. During the conversation, we'll discuss setting achievable goals, learning to say no, taking time for yourself, and the importance of asking for help. Join us as we talk about the intriguing topic of Superwoman Syndrome.

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