Being a girl can be stressful enough. Being a girl in this crazy world is even more stressful! Women are expected to do more things compared to previous generations. Women are expected to be “supermoms” who can juggle a demanding career while also raising beautiful children and keeping a tidy home.
I’m all for women empowerment, but sometimes all those demands can get a little too much! It’s no wonder that women are less happy than in the 70’s. Some of that unhappiness is caused by biased media broadcast of how women are supposed to look and behave. But some of that unhappiness is caused by overwhelming stress – plain and simple.
As a young girl about to tackle on the world, you’re gonna need some serious secrets up your sleeves. In regards to handling the stress from multiple challenges coming at your face, here are a few tips I found to be helpful. Maybe you’re already practicing a few of them:
Have some space in the morning
. Maybe you’re not a morning person, especially if you’re still in college. But waking up early and taking some time before the morning craziness begins is good. Creating your space in the morning to pause is a good way to get ready for the day. When you give your body enough time to ‘wake up’, you avoid feeling pressurized into today’s activities.
Drink plenty of water after you wake up.
Keeping yourself well hydrated has real health benefits. Hydration keeps your body away from dehydration and inflammation. Inflammation can cause irritation, which in turn causes you to feel stress more easily. Make sure you drink enough water.
Meditate for ten minutes.
I recently read a book called “Head Space”. The main lesson I got from the book is that you don’t have to meditate for an hour to get the benefits. You can meditate for just ten minutes and you will still feel the benefits. Meditation regulates the energy in your body to prevent energy blocks from occurring. Energy blocks can make you feel easily irritable and stressed.
If you find it hard to do meditation, try doing EFT Tapping. Tapping is an alternative form of easier meditation that has the same benefits and perhaps even more. Join the upcoming 8th annual Tapping World Summit to learn more about how to do Tapping.
Take a minute to stop and breathe deeply.
The three checklist items above are great but it’s difficult to do them in the middle of the day when everything is hectic! In situations where things are busy, you can take a minute of time out. Pause what you are doing and breathe deeply for around one minute. This one tip alone can reduce your stress levels greatly so don’t underestimate what one minute can do.
The four items above are just a small checklist of easy to do items to help you feel less stressed. In a society as crazy as the one we live in, it’s becoming more important that women use all the potential they have. Because you know the men would go crazy if women aren’t around 🙂
Love Ashley xoxo