5 Ways Women Can Overcome The Daily Grind - A guest blog post.
Greetings to all. I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. This week we have the pleasure of another guest blog post by writer Dean Burgess. Dean has contributed many articles that have been posted here and always receives many views. This is a fascinating topic. I hope you enjoy reading it.
As we prepare for the next round of holidays, remember that faith, hope, love, good health, and happiness should always be our goals during the holiday season. Exchanging gifts is a tradition in many cultures. However, it is not the dollar amount you spend that is important. It is the thought behind it that matters.
5 Ways Women Can Overcome the Daily Grind
The daily grind of modern life can be exhausting, especially when balancing your career, family life, and health and fitness. In 2019, 30% of women said they suffered from burnout; that number increased to 34% in 2021. For millions of women, burnout can lead to depression, anxiety, poor physical health, and damaged relationships. Here are some ways you can power through the daily grind.
1. Spend Time Outdoors
Spending time outdoors is essential for good mental health. Still, people often forget to enjoy the outdoors when focused on their careers. So make time in your schedule to take hikes on peaceful trails.
2. Turn Your Home Into a Vibrant Space
Your home is where you relax and unwind, so it should be a place full of positivity. However, suppose your family is arguing, and tensions are high. In that case, you can help them improve their attitudes if you clean your house, declutter your space, move furniture around, and add more lighting to your home.
In addition, convert a room into a meditation space. Although meditation is challenging at first, it offers various health benefits, such as decreased anxiety, reduced blood pressure, and increased self-awareness.
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3. Find a New Job
One way to overcome the daily grind is to find a new job, especially if the one you currently have brings you more stress than a job. Changing jobs can be daunting, but there are some steps you can take to make the process easier. One crucial step is to update your resume. Include important information about your work experience, education, and skills. On the other hand, suppose you're not sure how to put together a resume. Many online resources are available to you, including a
free online resume tool that can help.
Once your resume is ready, you can start searching for jobs that interest you. Use job search engines or networking sites to connect with potential employers. Applying for jobs can be time-consuming, but it's worth it if you land a position that's a better fit for your talents.
4. Improve Your Time Management and Sleep
Managing the daily grind often means improving your time management skills. With the rise in entrepreneurship, it's become cooler to sleep less and hustle more. However, Arianna Huffington — who used to sleep three to four hours per night — encourages women to sleep more. She even wrote a book called The Sleep Revolution.
She suggests having no electronic devices before bed, relaxing in hot baths with Epsom salt, keeping your bedroom dark and quiet, changing into pajamas each night, and avoiding caffeine after 2 p.m. Eating a healthy diet, which includes almonds, fish, and fruit, can also improve your sleep.
5. Take Time Away From Work
It's easy to say you'll improve your lifestyle, but it isn't easy when you have little time away from work. Bill Gates has a ritual of taking a think week. This week, he'll spend time reading books and relaxing in the forest. He has placed a "think week" into his routine since his Microsoft days.
Life can be unpredictable. You need to have a routine and say "no" to extra work. Set aside time every week, month, and year when you'll leave the daily grind behind. It will leave you refreshed when you return to work.
It's also crucial that you take a vacation now and then. If you're self-employed, leave work behind by hiring a virtual assistant, completing extra work before you go, and stopping checking your smartphone constantly.
In Closing - Overcome the Daily Grind Today
The daily grind can threaten your mental and physical health. However, you can overcome it with the tips in this article. Spend time in nature, find a hobby, create a relaxing home, prioritize good sleep, and take time away from work. For many, this may require some lifestyle changes. With that said, these are positive lifestyle changes. Changes that can and will benefit you in the present and the future.
Thanks again to Dean for this inspiring article. You will realize all these things are possible as you read the article. Some involve changing your daily routine, and others may be things you have not done for yourself or your family. Take it from someone who worked two jobs my entire adult life. There are times you need to stop and smell the roses.
Live with an open mind,
Live with an open heart,
Live your best life.
God bless, stay safe, and be well,
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