The expectations on women today are absurd. We need to be educated, organized, clean, beautiful, and ready for anything. Add to that the daily grind of getting up, getting the kids to school, making it to work on time and pleasing everyone from 9-to-5 and then to feed the family, get them to bed, and to do it all over again tomorrow.
If you’re like most women, you may find the everyday grind of the workday tough to get through. Sometimes, it may even start to take a toll on your mental or physical well-being. Thankfully, you don’t need to keep suffering. You can push through the daily grind, overcome everyday challenges. Promote wellness with these steps, presented by Amy Walton Holy Grounding.
1. Does Your Diet Really Provide Healthy Nutrition?
According to one study, your diet is not only a crucial factor in maintaining good physical health but in maintaining good mental health as well. If your current diet consists of trips to the vending machine and stops by the fast-food drive-through, you may want to rethink what you put on your plate. For optimal wellness, get nutrition from:
- Whole, unprocessed foods
- Farm-fresh produce
- Antibiotic-free meats and fish
- Whole grains
2. Incorporate Stretching Into Your Daily Routine
One easy way to get rid of work-related frustration and improve your wellness is to incorporate yoga and stretching into your everyday life. If you’ve never tried yoga before, you can easily get started by taking classes at your local gym. You can also just spend ten minutes each morning stretching to soothing music.
There are several health benefits of both stretching and yoga. For instance, stretching may help relieve aches and pains, improve your flexibility and posture, support healthy circulation, and help you get rid of stress.
3. Turn Exercise Into Fun Time
Getting enough exercise is key to staying healthy, especially when you work a demanding job. Thankfully, even if you don’t have much time to work out, you can motivate yourself to squeeze it in by turning it into a fun time. You may want to:
- Attend a variety of classes
- Try a new sport
- Pair up with a workout buddy
4. Opt Out of the Daily Grind
If your work is a major source of constant stress, why not leave that daily grind behind? For many women, quitting toxic or unfulfilling jobs can provide a sense of professional and financial independence. It may also help to improve your work-life balance.
Most of us can’t quit one job until we’ve found another, and applying for jobs while working a job you want to leave can be tricky. Just do your best to take the high road. It’s good practice not to gossip or spread rumors, to keep your behavior professional, even when you haven’t been treated this way, and to be good to all the people around you, even if it may not be appreciated by everyone.
Take the first step of moving up and moving out by getting your MBA. If that’s all that separates you from them, don’t let it, and go get it. Study finance, management, project management, or human resource management, and go from being managed to being management. Your career won’t wait, but luckily you can work and go to school online. You know you can do it, you’ll just have to prove it.
The truth is that time spent in a toxic work environment is a terrible way to go through life. Unfortunately, it can be really difficult to change a negative work environment, and most times, the easiest, best solution is to find a job where you’ll be appreciated.
5. Always Remember To Relieve Pent-Up Stress at the End of the Workday
Lastly, the importance of regular stress relief to a healthy work-life balance and overall wellness cannot be overstated. At the end of each workday, you can relieve pent-up stress by:
- Journaling for posterity and to remember all there is to be thankful for
- Soaking in a hot bath to destress and relax tight muscles
- Meditating for ego-checks and positive outlooks
- A wireless super soft lounge bra for gentle support and light coverage
Sometimes, getting through the daily grind alone can seem exhausting. In some cases, it may even start to take a toll on your overall wellness. Thankfully, you can manage your wellness effectively and easily by trying out these five tips.
Amy Walton is a multi-certified life coach, yoga instructor, teacher, and writer who lives in coastal Virginia. She’s a firm believer and practitioner of all the five tips listed in this article. Connect with Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guest article was written by Leslie Campos. Connect with Leslie at email@example.com.