Reduce stress with 1st for Women & WIN R15 000

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Juggling a career, relationship and family -  not to mention a social life - is all too familiar for modern women. The right kind of support goes a long way to reduce these worries.

No one – man or woman – is a stranger to stress. Yet, recent studies show that the way men and women respond to stress is quite different. Not only do women experience decreased libido, skin breakouts, weight gain and even hair loss during periods of stress, but the insomnia and depression impact our work, moods and relationships. From this, we can deduce that identifying and reducing stress levels can help you keep things together.

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WHAT’S STRESSING YOU?

It helps to identify what exactly makes you feel stressed. These factors can include the hassles of daily life, traumatic events, conflicts, demands from others - even something as innocent as too much noise in your environment. Knowing your stress triggers means you can take steps to reduce your exposure to them.

While stresses and challenges are a part of human life, it’s vital to adopt some coping mechanisms. Below are some beneficial tips.

Set aside some quiet time

Do a bit of meditation or yoga to recentre your mind and soul. Take time out for exercise too as this improves resilience and reduces mental tension.

Find your sanity

Having someone to talk to about your problems is extremely important. Find someone to help you look after the children and try reduce your work load by asking for help when you need it.

Rest the stress away

Make sure that you're getting enough sleep and go on a holiday for a refreshing change of scenery.

Plan for the rainy days

You can't stress about things that have already been taken care of. Finding the right insurance like 1st for Women, means that you can rest assured that should the worst happen, things will be taken care of.

The reality is that you can't really avoid daily stress, but you can learn to manage it better. With tailor-made insurance from 1st for Women on your side, you can rest assured that everything is taken care of so you can continue doing what you do best.

  • 1st for Women is an authorised financial services provider ‘FSP 15261. Ts&Cs apply.
  • By entering this competition, entrants agree to receive marketing and/or promotional material from 1st for Women and/or any of their associated or affiliated companies. No entrant or winner of this competition is in anyway obliged to enter into a contract of insurance with 1st for Women and/or a contract with any of their associated or affiliated companies.
  • Entrants must be 18 years and older.
  • Winners will be required to present FICA approved banking details to enable us to pay the prize monies into.

Competition rules, terms and conditions: The competition runs from 24 April to 21 May 2017. Each SMS cost R1,50. Free SMSes can not be used to enter. You have to be the legal owner of the cell phone or have the owner’s permission to use the cell phone. You may enter as many times as you like. Staff and their families of Media24 and the prize sponsor may not enter. You have to send the correct answer to the question to stand a chance to win. Winners will be chosen by random draw. Winners will be notified telephonically. If a winner can’t be reached within three calls during business hours, a new winner will be chosen. Media24 and the prize sponsor take no responsibility for any damage caused by entering or taking part in this competition. Prizes are non-transferable and may not be exchanged for another prize or for cash. The prize sponsor is responsible for delivery of prizes within a reasonable time (4 – 6 weeks). It is the winner’s responsibility to provide a daytime address for delivery or a postal address and to be present to receive the prize and/or timeously collect the prize from the post office. In case of a cash prize, winners need to provide FICA documents, a proof of address, copy of their ID and proof of bank account in order to receive their prize money. Media24 and the sponsor take no responsibility for loss of the prize should the winner not be present to receive it or neglect to collect it from the post office. The colour of a prize can’t be guaranteed and is subject to availability. By entering this competition, you consent to occasionally receiving promotional material from Media24.

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