Between pursuing a career, maintaining a personal life, and curating the perfect image, women often find themselves asking: What work–life balance? The modern woman is hardworking, fast-paced, and whip smart, but still grapples with never-ending busyness, burnout, and inequality. In the quest to do it all, she is more stressed and overwhelmed than ever.
In Breathe, Empower, Achieve: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Women
, psychotherapist Shonda Moralis teaches women that they’re not superheroes—and that’s OK. Rooted in personal experience as a business owner and working mom, Moralis coaches readers through sixty “mindful breaks,” and shares how to:
- Breathe to promote calmness and awareness with meditation. For example, while waiting—at the grocery store, while your computer is loading, every time you reach for your phone—try redirecting your attention to your breath. Notice when your attention wanders.
- Empower yourself to improve assertiveness and self-confidence. For example, while getting dressed—appearance does matter, and so does comfort. Do your clothes cause you to feel self-assured? Think about what is most appealing in your outfit to feel powerful and encourage confidence.
- Achieve your dreams by setting—and conquering—goals. For example, when held back by fear, envision your ability to achieve your goal. Using your new ability, think of the micro-steps to get to your goal. Are there any steps you can start with today?
Armed with mindfulness techniques and advice from interviews with empowered women, anyone can achieve balance in just five minutes a day!