I believe that the simple fact of being a woman is a gift. We are such wonderful unique creatures. We have spirit, beauty, patience, skills, time management and humor like no other. However, being a woman can be extremely stressful.
All women have stress.
You can be a corporate woman who has to deal with the big guys. You have stress.
You can be a woman who is in school dealing with financial pressures. You have stress.
You can be a Mom who works outside the home and can’t be with her kids as often as she’d like. You have stress.
You can be a mom who educates at home and has to deal with the stress of what that entails. Uh… you have stress too!
No matter what your story is, if you’re a woman, chances are you’re stressed, or at least stress is no stranger to you.
Women are more likely to die of heart disease than men, and women have more stress than men. This is simply a fact of life. We can let it get the best of us or we can fight and win!
Stress busters for every woman:
Mental Vacation. Find a quiet place. Even if that means getting out of the house from time to time to sit on a park bench (with a sledgehammer in hand, of course…HAHA!). Close your eyes and see yourself somewhere wonderful and spectacular. Relax there for a few minutes and take a deep breath.
Physical aptitude. Exercise is a great stress buster and healthy for the heart. We all have time if we make time. Even a 15-minute walk through the mall will do the trick! Get some physical activity into your daily life.
Eat well. Too much sugar and caffeine is not good for anyone. Drink more water and eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. You’ll feel better and maybe even lose some unwanted fat. Oh, and drink lots of H2O! Nothing is better for a woman’s body, skin and aging than water! Oh, and don’t steal the wonder of chocolate!
Just say no! Limit alcohol. Not good for you in regular large amounts. Yes, a glass of red wine a few times a week is heart healthy…but not a bottle. LOL! Also, stop smoking if you do. It’s a sure way to shorten a woman’s life. Kick those nasty money stealing, health stealing sticks to the curb! Your lungs will thank you!
Find a hobby or sport. Do something just for you. Something you like and enjoy. Do something for no one but yourself! We all have something we “wish we had time for.” Make the time. You only live once. You better make the time. Life is not worth living if you never get anything for yourself!
Ladies, enjoy your life to the fullest. You have one life to live and it’s not a soap opera! It’s a gift and you should be enjoying it! Just say NO to stress!
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