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Impact Makers

100 EpisodesProduced by Jennifer McClureWebsite

The Impact Makers Podcast with Jennifer McClure is a weekly podcast for people who are interested in making a positive difference in the world not only through their work, but also through how they choose to live their lives.


032: Why Self-Care Isn't Selfish - and How to Make It a Strategic Priority

Self-care isn’t selfish. It is necessary. We truly can’t pour from an empty cup and we can’t help others if we’re emotionally worn, completely stressed out, or too sick to help.  In this episode I’m talking about self-care and the five areas I’ve been trying to improve for the sake of myself, my family and my business.  

I’ll talk about the importance of sleep, rest and exercise, for our physical and mental well-being. Then I’ll dive into the effects of gratitude on our happiness. I’ll also discuss how caring for others can be a form of self-care. Lastly, I’ll cover caring for your time.  Finding balance and reclaiming your time can have a lasting impact on your life and I’m going to share how it changed mine.

My goal is to help you understand the importance of self-care and how to practice it, proactively, without feeling guilty. I hope you enjoy today’s show.


Show Highlights:
  • What is self-care? I’ll give you my favorite definition and share a great quote to help you remember why it’s so important.
  • I’m going to share the five key areas of self-care and give you tips for each area.  I’ll share my stories about those areas too.
  • I can’t stress enough the importance of being proactive with self-care.  Our bodies speak to us, sometimes loud and clear. If we don’t listen, the consequences can be devastating.
  • We’re talking about self-care but I’m also going to share how caring for others is a form of self-care.
  • Self-care has a physical, mental and emotional impact on our lives, our bodies and on those around us.  

King University Online

Paycor, Inc.

Paycor, Inc. Self-Care for the HR Pro web summit presentation by Jennifer McClure

Paycor, Inc. Web Summit (On Demand)

What is self-care? Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.

The Five Rules for Self-Care By Shelly Tygielski

Michael Hyatt 

Ideal Week Excel Spreadsheet by Michael Hyatt

Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy

Full Focus Planner

Oprah Super Soul Conversations: Tom Brady on Life After Football: "I Think About It More Now" 

National Sleep Foundation Recommends New Sleep Times

Shawn Achor website

Shawn Achor 6 Daily Happiness Exercises

The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life by Shawn Achor

Before Happiness: The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change by Shawn Achor

Oprah Super Soul Conversations: Oprah & Shawn Achor on the Secret of Happy People

Get More Done With Calendar Blocking – Amy Landino YouTube

The Importance of Scheduling Nothing by Jeff Weiner
Oprah Super Soul Conversations: The 5 Keys to Happiness That LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Lives By 

Emerald City Productions


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If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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