Are you an ambitious creative woman burning the midnight oil to leave your mark on the world?
Chances are you’re likely pushing your limits in more ways than you know.
Maybe you’re hitting the gym for intense workouts way too many nights in a row. Or maybe you're dosing on caffeine every few hours to get you through your day-job AND your side-hustle. Or perhaps you can't even remember when your last real day off was.
So many women feel these survival methods are part and parcel of professional womanhood.
But here's the problem...
Women are hitting hormonal breaking points before they realize this approach is just not working anymore.
For so many years, my hormonal health took a back seat while I desperately tried to fit everything in.
If you're feeling like you're in professional overdrive, I can tell you from experience this will only compromise and undermine your chances of truly making a difference in the world.
But don’t panic.
You're resilient and totally capable of juggling your creative and professional dreams while living a hormonally supportive lifestyle.
Bolstering your health with some key lifestyle and nutritional changes is the best place to start.
This post will get you started.
Choose your lilies
Lilies are projects (and people) that are worth your time and attention. Cut back and choose your lilies wisely. The key to getting ahead it to NOT do everything and to be ultra clear on what's important to you.
What are the critical lilies that will make the biggest impact in your professional and creative life? Too many worthwhile projects crowd out each other's growth. Plan your day the night before so you're super clear on how to direct your energy.
In my experience, when I know what's important to me it's a lot easier to ignore what's not.
Dose your L-Theanine
L-Theanine is an amino acid extracted from green tea and works by increasing GABA and dopamine levels in the brain. L-theanine helps sustain focus and concentration for longer periods of time.
If you're struggling with your productivity or you're feeling anxious about your professional and creative life, L-theanine is a great supplement to help you stay focused, boost cognitive function, and will make nurturing your lilies so much easier.
Drink green tea throughout the day instead of coffee and/or supplement with 100-400mg of L-theanine daily.
Say yes to mama magnesium!
Magnesium is a powerful mineral that calms our nervous system and prevents secretion of stress hormone (cortisol). Stress affects a whole cascade of hormones including progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, FSH, LH and even insulin. In short, stress = hormonal imbalance.
Our bodies purge magnesium in times of stress and so replenishing the body is super important.
Eat magnesium rich leafy greens, enjoy magnesium salt soaks (LADYFLOW Goddess), and supplement with 200-400mg of Magnesium Bisglycinate daily.
Mama magnesium to the rescue!
You deserve to live a creative and hormone healthy life. I hope this post sets you on the right track, lady.
If you’re in desperate need of some hormonal health support, I’ve got you covered. Let's connect and get to the bottom of your creative and professional health needs.
Much love and lady flow care,
Elaine Clark, nutritionist, writer, women's health pioneer, and founder of LADYFLOW. Elaine is creating a movement of women living in sync with their hormonal wisdom and creativity. Elaine works with health conscious women to feel at home in their body and awaken to their creative potential. She offers a variety of tools to support women with her workshop offerings, retreats, and wellness products.