The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 156: Taking Back Your Time: The Power of Saying No and Prioritizing Self-Care

Are you struggling to prioritize yourself or feeling like there’s never enough time to focus on your own well-being because you’re constantly attending to the needs of others? Many women grapple with putting themselves first, pouring out their energy into their families, their partners, or work until they’re left depleted. Failing to prioritize oneself can trigger feelings of frustration, defeat, and resentment because the way we spend our time is ultimately a testament to how much we value ourselves.

Constantly agreeing to others’ demands could be a manifestation of a need for validation, and we all have a natural human desire to feel valued and cherished. However, it is essential to evaluate the benefits gained from repeating these behaviors and determine if they truly serve your long-term best interests.

In this episode, Amber dives into three things to think about when you’re feeling like there’s just no time for yourself. If this topic strikes a chord with you, make sure to tune in as this episode is packed with insights to help you begin concentrating more on yourself and your well-being today!

Key Highlights:

  • Why actively striving to prioritize yourself is essential
  • How your allocation of energy and focus reveals what matters to you
  • The issue with always saying yes and the message it conveys about ourselves
  • Three things to consider when self-care seems out of reach
  • The significance of disrupting inherited patterns across generations
  • Reframing our perspective on the concept of self-care


“We have to get out of our own way and stop thinking small. Think big picture. Think about not what you’re taking away but what you are giving back.”

“You are worth it. You are worth making yourself a damn priority, because if you don’t do it first, nobody else will.”

About Amber Shaw

Amber is a Mind and Body Transformation Expert, Founder of The Wellness Revolution, motivational speaker, and NBC Health and Wellness Coach. Having built a lifestyle that allowed her to embrace work, children, exercise, and well-balanced eating habits, Amber now works helping and coaching women to achieve the same level of serenity and empowerment through a sustainable way of living.

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