It is a fact that in today's day and age a working woman faces more stress than a man. They need to meet deadlines at work even if they have a sick child at home, look into their children's school work and assignments, be competitive and perform well at work, create a healthy environment at home and manage household chores. But after a point this begins to take a toll on a working woman's life. It affects her and the people around her in a negative way.
Tips on perfecting the balancing act
Women are very capable of multitasking, but they need to draw a line after a point. When accommodating to everyone's demand leads to stress, it is time to stop. Women stress a lot on keeping their house clean. Do not spend your precious time at home, by spending hours on cleaning it. Get some house help instead. It is an investment worth making. This free time came be utilized by bonding with your family or just relaxing with a good book and a cup of coffee.
Try and fix quick but healthy meals for the family, instead of lavish trips. That can be done during time off from work. A basic preparation during the weekends can make it easy to make the meals when you return tired from a long and hectic day at work.
Some tasks can be split with the spouse when it comes to doing household work. Set up a carpool system with the neighbors to help pick up and drop kids. The daily routine should be prioritized from most important to least important things. Maintain a calendar and set reminders for tasks that need to be done.
Basically if the daily routine is managed well, there will be no stress. Learning to manage stress can contribute towards success and personal well-being.
Different ways to manage stress
Stress can be a motivator and help a woman in achieving her goals. If there is an important presentation at work, which affects her position, she will work extra hard on it. But if she has to prepare her kids for an exam the same day, the stress level rise. That's when things may get out of control and she may even forget to pack their lunch or even keep the most important documents in her briefcase. That's why managing stress is the key to a balanced life.
There are different ways to manage stress. When stressed, always focus on your breathing. Take deep breaths and once your mind is calm, try and work out a solution to the problem. Eat healthy meals in small proportion and at frequent intervals during the day. This keeps the energy levels in control throughout the busy day. Never neglect your health, because if you are unwell, you will not be able to take care of your work and family. Perform regular exercises, take the stairs instead of the elevator, and join the gym or aerobics class. Make time for your friends and socialize in order to unwind. Make room in your schedule for meditation in the morning. This will be a perfect start to a day.
Even the busiest woman should find the time for herself at least once a month and treat herself to a shopping spree or a relaxing day at the spa. Make time for a nice relaxing bath with soothing music and fragrance candles around. Not only does this calm the senses, it also helps in unwinding from the daily hectic schedule that looks like and endless road.
by Ricky S Kahn