"I'm so stressed out!"
I hear this statement so often! Sometimes too often from fabulous women who are overwhelmed with so much on their plate. Stress in the US has increased a reported 30% in the last 3 decades with women experiencing more stress on the job than men. Now, with women also having more of the duties at home, it does not surprise me that women are "STRESSED OUT"!
TODAY'S STRESS TIP: Taking time for yourself!
Today, do something that is strictly for you and makes you beyond happy! Get your hair and nails done or take yourself out to eat! Whatever you do, treat yourself!
The holidays.....are you ready?!
Before we know it, it will be the beginning of another year!!! First we have to get through the upcoming holiday season! ...are you stressed yet?!
Often the holiday conjure up so many mixed feelings. From the reminder of the loss of a loved one to the stress of shopping and lets not forget the stress of having family come into town and planning a grand meal for everyone!
The beauty is that most of these stressors will disappear after the first of the year! Until then, how will you cope?!
Three tips on coping with holiday Stress!
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Does this sound like you:
Now, by no means and I saying this is a terrible thing! Actually, I feel that it can be beneficial in meeting your goals. What I would like to bring to your attention is when the syndrome has gone too far!
Superwoman syndrome is characterized as a women who feels the need to excel in all of her multiple roles! You want to be the best mom, the best wife, the best employee, the best congregation member, the best aunt, the best daughter, the best sister.....just the best at everything! An you want to be the BEST all. the. time!
Sometimes, its just not possible! Over time, the thought that you have to be perfect at everything, every second of the day is going to cause stress. You are going to put yourself at the bottom of the list and your needs will never get met. Things may start off great but slowly you will start to lose sleep, become irritable, and your self confidence will plummet when you are not able to fulfill the irrational demands you've put upon yourself! I beg of you....DON'T DO THAT TO YOURSELF!
There are common themes behind the Superwoman Syndrome such as: an inability to say no, the feeling of needing to do it all, the need for attention, or low self-esteem. Also, you could be so used to "doing it all" that you just keep doing that! STOP!!!
4 Tips on overcoming Superwoman Syndrome:
*Peace & Blessings*
What does it mean to be happy?! For some it could be winning the lottery or seeing their kids smile. For others, it may be having food on the table and a roof over their head.
Happiness depends on the person, the time of day it is and so many other factors that its impossible to fathom! Ultimately, happiness comes doen to perception!
How do you view things?!
Or even happiness?!
Here's a little unknown secret:
Your thoughts feed your mood & actions!
What thoughts are you having today? Are your actions consistent with your goals?
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I saw this picture and it captivated me! WHAT WOULD I TRY?! What type of person would I be?
Did it get you too?! Are you listing the possibilities in your head... RIGHT NOW?
If you can think of them now, what's stopping you from conquering them?!
Fear is that voice in our head that says "you can't do that!" "It will never work!". Sometimes your voices can be quiet but there are some instances where that voice will be loud and uncontrollable!
I'm telling you.....DON'T GIVE IN!!!!!!!
Do not let that voice limit you! Do not give into the fear!
*Steps to eliminating your fears!*
Step 1: Identify your fear voice!
Sit quietly with your eyes closed for a few moments and let your mind wonder. Usually it only takes a few seconds to wonder to a place of fear. Briefly listen to want you are thinking. What do you hear? This is what you are telling yourself both consciously and unconsciously! Open your eyes and write it all down!
Step 2: Replace the fears!
Look at what you've written and notice what stands out. On the same sheet of paper and on the same line as the fear, re-write the fear in a positive tone.
Example: I am not smart and it will not work. (FEAR) -------- I am smart and I can do all things I set my mind too (Re-written)
Do this will all of the negative thoughts.
Step 3: Reflect on the re-written positive statements often!
Consistency and frequency is key! Each morning wake up and reflect on the positive statements. Copy it to note cards and put them everywhere such as in your car, on the refrigerator, at your desk, in your purse, or make it the lock screen on your cellphone! When ever you feel down, look at these statements and focus on them!
How it works: You will retrain your brain to focus on the positive statements instead of the negative!
What you think, you become! Stay Positive!