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.
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 timeDo 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 sanityHaving 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 awayMake sure that you're getting enough sleep and go on a holiday for a refreshing change of scenery.
Plan for the rainy daysYou 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.
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