A woman’s work is never done, and that’s why it’s important for us to stop and breath every now and then. The only problem is finding the time. Often we, as moms, wives, and employees put ourselves on the back burner until we are all burned out. Here are a few things that you can do to change that.
Know The Science
Stressing yourself out with an overfilled schedule will not help you make or save money. The truth is when we are stressed we spend more. We spend on relaxation techniques. We spend on comfort food. We spend on books that teach us to de-stress, but we never read them because we are too busy stressing out.
Not only that there are the medical ramifications of stress. It destroys sleeping habits, eating habits, and our immune system. We don’t take the time to let our body rest or heal when we are ill. It can cause our body to tear itself apart from the inside.
It is said that when you prioritize things in your life, those things in your life that shouldn’t be there will fall out of it. Often we bite off more than we can chew. Take the things that are important to you ( family, friends, work, etc.) and set a schedule for them. Those things that lack importance (like television reruns from the 90’s) will go to your back burner instead of you or work or your family life.
The next thing we need to do is accept that we are not super human. We can’t fit everything we need to do into one day, though it doesn’t stop most of us from trying. An overfilled schedule not only reduces the chance to take a much needed break, it leaves you with a short fuse and an unhappy family. Spread your chore list out throughout the week. It’s easier to get a few big items taken care of per day than a month’s worth.
Spread The Word!