The Stress of Being a Woman
July 2, 2009 7:51pm CST
I believe that just being a woman is a gift. We are such wonderful unique creatures. We have spirit, beauty, patience, abilities, 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 boys. 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 cannot be with your children as often as you like. You have stress. You can be a homeschool Mom who has to deal with the stress of what that entails. Uh...you have stress too! No matter what your story is, if you are a woman, you are most likely stressed out or at the very least stress is no stranger to you. Women are more likely to die of heart disease than man and women have more stress than men. This is simply a fact of life. We can either let it get the best of us or we can fight it and win! Stress Busters for Every Woman: Mental Vacation. Find a quiet spot. Even if it means leaving the house once in a while to sit on a park bench (with some mace on hand, of course...LOL!). Close your eyes and see yourself somewhere wonderful and spectacular. Relax there for a few and take some long deep breaths. Fitness. Exercise is a huge stress buster and heart healthy. We all have time if we make time. Even a 15 minute walk around the mall will work! Get some physical activity going on in your everyday life. Eat Right. Too much sugar and caffeine is not good for anyone. Drink more water and eat more fresh fruits and veggies. You will feel better and maybe even lose some unwanted blubber. Oh, and drink lots of H2O! Nothing is better for a woman's body, skin and aging than water! Oh, and do not rob yourself of the wonderfulness of chocolate! Just Say No! Limit alcohol. It is not good for you in regular large quantities. Yes, a glass of red wine a few times a week is heart healthy...but not a bottle. LOL! Also, quit smoking if you do. It is a sure fire way to a shorter lifespan for a women. Kick those nasty money robbing, health stealing sticks to the curb! Your lungs will thank you! Find a Hobby or Sport. Do something just for you. Something that you like and you enjoy. Do something for no one else but you! 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 you! Women, make the most of your lives. 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!