Women wear too many hats…way too many at times! Sometimes, we may get overwhelmed by all of them. I know I do! I’m sure some of you know where I’m coming from.
Let’s look at 10 of the things I do daily…
1. I make sure the bills get out on time
2. I make sure the laundry gets done
3. I clean the house
4. I try and keep the car somewhat clean
5. I try and keep our immediate family in harmony, and always getting along
6. I make sure my husband takes his medication every morning, let alone my own
7. I plan the evening meal
8. I make sure the dishes gets put in the dishwasher
9. I make sure the bed gets made
10. Plus I work my home business every day during the week, and sometimes work on weekends (when necessary).
3 stress tips for the women that do all things and wear too many hats
Pick one day a week to do something just for you. This may be snuggling with your favorite book for a few hours or meeting a friend for a special lunch and shopping afterwards. Or perhaps going to your favorite salon to get your hair and nails done, or maybe a full body massage.
At the beginning of each day do everything in your power to fit in at least 15 to 20 minutes of your favorite work out, walking, or yoga and stretching. This will give you energy during the day as well as keep you in tip top shape especially if you eat right.
Instead of your normal black coffee or regular tea, take a few moments for yourself maybe, before the kids get up or at the end of the day to relax and ravish in some chamomile or valerian tea. They are both known for their relaxing and calming affects.
One last thought…if you don’t feel that your significant other appreciates what you do every day, remember that God loves each and every one of us.
Take comfort in the scriptures below…
I pray, Father, that out of your glorious riches you may strengthen me with power through your Spirit in my inner being, so that Christ may dwell in my heart through faith. And I pray that I, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within me, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. [Adapted from Ephesians 3:16-21]
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins (1 John 4:9-10).
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved (Ephesians 2:4-5).
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