Women between the ages of 18-44 are two times more likely to report feeling tired than their male counterparts. Women are also twice as likely to suffer from depression than men.
These are worrisome statistics, especially when you consider other information about women’s health–one-third of women die from heart disease or stroke and less than half get the recommended amount of aerobic activity.
In light of the information above, I think there couldn’t be a better time to help women put themselves and their health first.
This article contains tips for women on how they can overcome their daily grind and find small ways to improve their overall wellness.
Brighten Your Life
The daily grind is a phrase that expresses the exhausting and overwhelming feeling of having to slog through mundane tasks day after day. Though it may be intended as a sort of acknowledgment of what it takes to do the things that need doing, even if they’re not fun or enjoyable. It can also mean frustration over the lack of time available for one’s own interests or pursuits. It can seem like there are never enough hours in the day for everything we want to achieve. Working women are by far more affected than men.
Brighten Your Home
Sometimes feelings of unhappiness stem from our home environment. The last thing you want to do is clean the house to get out of the daily grind, however, having too much clutter lying around adds to stress and can cause everyone in the house to whine and complain more, which in itself can become a daily grind. Get help if you don’t want to do it yourself, but clearing out clutter is step one.
Next, treat yourself to a visit to the local nursery for some nice healthy indoor plants which are proven to improve the energy in your home. Buy new throw pillows or a new shower curtain, or go all out and get the place painted in a cheery yellow. It doesn’t have to be much, but anything to brighten up your home can make a big difference to your outlook.
Brighten Your Career
One of the worst feelings we can have is that we’re spending our days in a place we don’t want to be. If your job is making you feel unhappy, unfulfilled, or that you’re in a rut, you don’t have to stay there. With the emergence of so many home-based businesses thanks to the abundance of technology, you can spend your time and energy doing something that makes you happy, something that feels like you’re living the life you were meant to.
Find what it is you really enjoy doing. Create a business plan. Look for ways to market it that don’t break the bank, like social media ads or passing out your business cards at local functions.
And if you’re worried about putting your personal finances at risk, form an LLC for your business. Your personal and business finances can be kept separate as well as having less paperwork and a lower tax burden. You can avoid hefty lawyer fees by filing yourself or by using a formation service. States have different regulations around getting an LLC, so check the rules in your state before moving ahead.
Brighten Your Self
You may have started a wellness routine of eating better and getting more exercise but gave up because you felt like spending time on yourself was taking time from your other obligations.
Make a commitment to turn that around. The other obligations you feel you have can only be successful if you’re at your best. Even something as simple as ensuring you get enough sleep can improve your mood and boost productivity.
According to a study by Harvard Business Review, your morning mood can affect your entire workday. That’s why it is so important to take control of your morning and begin your day with confidence, peace, and a positive attitude.
Happy people are more likely to be healthier, and their happiness can influence the health of their family, friends, and co-workers. They are also more successful in achieving their goals because they have a positive attitude and find joy in simple things. Be happy, it’s good for you!
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