Do you spend a lot of time thinking about or taking care of others? Do you experience a nagging sense of guilt when you think about doing something just for you? Do you often wonder if you are doing, being, or providing, enough? If so you’re probably a compassionate woman.

A compassionate woman is many things — big-hearted, helper, healer, nurturer, & caretaker are just a few. Simply put, a compassionate woman is someone who has deep concern, sympathy, and care for others. This shows-up in how she cares for her family, friends, and/or clients; the types of professions & hobbies she chooses; and how she feels & experiences her emotions.

Characteristics of a Compassionate Woman

As a compassionate woman, you may notice many of the following things about yourself:

  • You care deeply about people
  • You often put the cares and concerns of others above your own
  • You sometimes feel guilty when you think about doing something just for yourself
  • You are mission-driven
  • You are creative
  • Your friends are like family to you
  • You are deeply introspective
  • You are intuitive and attuned to the energy of those around you
  • You don’t like conflict and try to avoid it all costs (even at the expense of your own happiness)
  • Despite this, you have no problem standing-up for others
  • You value deep intimate relationships — but are guarded with your own emotions
  • Your heart is “close to you skin” so you feel everything deeply
  • You enjoy feeling connected to the community — this helps you feel grounded
  • You are deeply curious about people and seem to understand how they work
  • You love learning new things and are often eager to share this new knowledge with others
  • You love starting new projects, but have a hard time completing them
  • You procrastinate because you want things to be perfect
  • You put your heart into everything you do
  • You have a deep desire to be known and understood
  • You are deeply spiritual
  • You value helping people above all else

As a compassionate woman with a big heart who spends her  time caring for others, it can be difficult to extend that same compassion towards yourself. Self-care is important for everyone but as a compassionate woman it’s important to learn how to make your self-care a priority. I define self-care as “learning to know, like, and trust yourself unconditionally; without guilt.”

Learning how to make your self-care a priority is the best way to take care of the people in your life.

To learn more about self-care for compassionate women you can read this article.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Wishing you more piece and joy than your heart can hold.