Women play different roles in their life cycle. She’s a mother, a teacher, a cook, a professional persona – the roles just don’t seem to end for a woman. Such amount of multitasking can exasperate even an efficient juggler, but women keep working and strive to get better at it throughout their lives. Certainly, this multitasking does take a toll on them, and causes them stress! And comparatively so, they are more distressed when only restricted as ‘Housewives’.

Therefore, taking a proactive stand on stress management is important. 
Read here 7 easy stress management techniques that are specially designed for home-makers:

  1. Plan ahead and set boundaries. It helps to stay stress-free. Take a cue from your working counterparts and plan to manage your household chores at a specific start and end times to stop getting burnt out.

  2. Stay connected. Do not always remain involved in managing home and family needs. Instead, choose to spend some time playing with your kids and enjoy their growing-up years. Also, do spare a ‘me-time’ to balance your own life.

  3. Take care of yourself. Just like all your loved ones, you too need quality sleep, healthy food, and a good pampering retreat like a spa. Fix at least 6 to 7 hours of sound sleep. Include good protein sources, lots of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats in your diet.

  4. Ask for help! Don’t overburden yourself and keep doing things endlessly. Instead, learn to seek help and delegate work to your kids and family as it helps a lot in distressing. You can also hire an affordable help for extra things like cleaning or cooking.

  5. Take a multivitamin. When you are under stress, your body needs more strength. So never think twice to include a multivitamin to close any nutritional gap in your diet.

  6. Practice some relaxation. Read a journal fifteen minutes a day, walk for 30 minutes or connect with a friend – but find some time to relax every day. You may even try yoga. And to uncover deep-seated emotional stress, never fail to consider an EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or any other program offered by an expert psychologist.

  7. Go for regular health check-ups. Do not miss on this one! As you age, unmanaged stress, especially stress-related anger and hostility can affect your health. It may cause high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythms, damage to your arteries, higher cholesterol levels, and a weakened immune system. 

Lastly, do keep in mind that there will be times when a thing will go wrong, so you need to accept it and move on. Don’t let stress overpower your peace of mind and inner well-being!

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Priya Singh

Priya Singh is a professional writer and editor with 13 years of experience in writing/editing health and lifestyle content for diverse verticals such as magazine, newspaper, and digital media.

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