Article – Hurried Women Syndrome

Written by Claire Chapman

Are you a hurried woman? The Daily Mail on Saturday 30th April reported onrepparttar increasing way that women lead a hurried life which is caused by chronic stresses in life. The article was based on some work by a U.S researcher, Dr Brent Bost, and definedrepparttar 136815 main sufferer’s ofrepparttar 136816 syndrome as “affecting as many as 30 million women each year,repparttar 136817 Hurried Woman syndrome can drain your energy, cause you to gain weight, (or have trouble keeping your weight stable) increase your moodiness and frustration…”

It seems that many factors are adding together to make women inrepparttar 136818 20-55 age group feel over hurried, rushed and stressed in their lives. You may have a completely different set of life circumstances to your peers, and yet still haverepparttar 136819 end result – tiredness, trouble with sleep and a lack of motivation amongst other things. How do you put yourself in a position where you can break this cycle, without adding torepparttar 136820 ever-increasing amount of time that you have to spend doing a thousand and one tasks each day?

Here are 5 top tips to help you putrepparttar 136821 hurry behind you and get that much needed perspective back in your life.

1.Understand where you are now. Create self-awareness of what is important to you and your life, to help you see if your hurrying is achieving what you want it to. A great way to do this is to take a blank piece of A4 or larger paper, and draw a circle on it that you divide into 8. Name each part ofrepparttar 136822 circle with an area of your life that is important for you, for instance health, wealth, fitness, family, friends, career, spirituality, relationship/ partner, fun, relaxation – whatever best reflectsrepparttar 136823 different spheres of your life. Think about each area of your life & rate yourself out of 10 with 10 being you completely happy, relaxed & confident in that area of your life, 0 being in that area of your life you feel like you do too much, you aren’t in control & that you are generally dissatisfied. You could also rate 0 here if you do not spend any time in this area as you rush too much inrepparttar 136824 other area’s to even get round to that part of your life!

2.Visualise how you would like to be. Check back in here with yourself that you have 8 areas’s represented that if you were living a balanced & controlled life that you would want to live in. Think about what you would be thinking, feeling, doing & saying if you were living a balanced life that enabled you to live creatively in each area of your life, without feeling rushed, pressurized and tired from allrepparttar 136825 stress. What changes do you need to make in your life for those things to be a reality? Which top 5 changes will make a difference & turn you from suffering hurried woman syndrome to a woman in control & balance of her life? What’s stopping you taking them? Commit to at least 1 change that you can start right now – and then get out there and doing it!

Exercise During Pregnancy

Written by Beverley Brooke

One ofrepparttar best things you can do for yourself and your unborn child during pregnancy is exercise. There are numerous studies that show that women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to have easy labor and deliveries and faster recoveries.

Before you start any exercise program during pregnancy it is essential that you consult with your healthcare provider. For some women it may be more dangerous than beneficial to exercise during pregnancy.

Once you getrepparttar 136739 go ahead from your doctor, you can embark on an exercise program that is suitable to your stage in pregnancy.

Here are just a few ofrepparttar 136740 benefits associated with exercise during pregnancy:

- Exercise helps combat fatigue.

- Exercise helps minimize back pain because it helps strengthen back muscles.

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