What is a “Balanced Life”?
As a woman you take on many roles. We are daughters first, which is a difficult role, as we want to be special in the eyes of our parents. We feel that we must be achievers to meet their approval and expectations. As we mature, we often become girlfriends and many experience the pain of a broken heart. For the fortunate, we find true love and marry the man of our dreams. Many of us become mothers and know of love like never before.
A woman must wear several hats and juggle life on one hand, while trying to take care of herself. She is the daughter to the mother who now needs her help. She is the caretaker to her family and of her home. She is often the worker who must help the family out financially while still maintaining her responsibilities at home.
We often have difficulty finding a balanced life. Sometimes a little help is all that we need in order to motivate us and to press on. Living a balanced life can be achieved through thinking positive thoughts and being proactive.
Life a More Balanced Life:
- Are you faithful about going for a health check up once a year? Do you visit your OB/GYN doctor on a yearly basis for your breast exams and Pap smears? Do you visit your dentist every six months for a cleaning? If not, why not? These are things that you should be proactive about. By maintaining good health you may prevent health problems by catching them early on rather than later. It is very important to take the time to do this. Your family is counting on you to stay healthy in order to keep them all on track. In many ways, you are the backbone of your family.
- Do you check your breasts in the shower on a monthly basis? Breast self-exams take a matter of minutes to complete. Many women find the early signs of a growth this way and are able to see the doctor right away before it worsens.
- Do you exercise at least 3 to 4 times a week for 30 minutes? Exercising this often will keep your body in shape and ready to take on the family and their activities. It also helps to maintain your blood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels.
- Do you find ways to sneak in fitness when you really do not have the time? There are numerous ways that this can be accomplished. For instance, instead of trying to park closest to the store, park furthest away and hike it on in. While sitting at your desk, get up every 15 or 20 minutes and do some stretches. You can even jog in place for a few minutes. Any form of physical activity does a body good.
- Communication is key in a relationship. If you don’t have this you are setting yourself up for trouble. The best part about a relationship is that you should always be able to be honest and open with each other. With this in your relationship you should be able to work out any problem that arises.
- Never go to bed angry. It isn’t good for anyone. Solve your differences before your head hit’s the pillow each night. The “not speaking” game is childish and upsets everyone. Don’t let this type of stress in to your home.
- Be happy with your career. If you are not happy come up with another solution for work life. You work every day. It doesn’t have to be the most glamorous thing in your life, but it should at least be reasonably pleasant.
- Learn how to handle constructive criticism without becoming defensive and angry. Always remember, we learn from our mistakes. This is what we are supposed to do. It is completely normal.
- Each one of your children is a unique individual and unlike anyone else. Do not try to change them, only try to mold them. Teach them the values that you think are important and they will keep that with them forever. It may not always be evident, but the values that you teach them will be there.
- Listen to your children. Hear them out because they have something to say. It is important to them, so pay attention. You may miss something that they desperately want you to hear.
Be Thankful for What You Have
It is difficult for a woman to be everything, yet it is expected of us. We are depended upon to nurture and care for others, as well as taking care of ourselves. In spite of all of this, we are thriving, as we were given the gift of strength and perseverance. The responsibilities are endless and yet we press on and are thankful for all that we have.