Do you ever wonder what real women say about living a balanced life.
Does it ever feel like the list of things you are supposed to do on a daily basis is constantly growing?
Applying sunscreen, eating healthy breakfast, working out, Oh! And calling our mothers! These tasks only begin to scratch the surface of our list. And that’s just before lunchtime.
Some days we simply can’t check every box, and that’s why finding balance is so important.
So, here's some real life advice on what women say about living a balanced life.
1. Christy, 25, Just Finished Her Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering
“When it comes to personal wellness, self-care is a priority for me. Every morning I ask myself “what do you want to do today?” Sometimes it’s a massage and yoga and other times is about takeout”. Letting some things go to focus on more important things is what women say about living a balanced life.
2. Marie, a Young Single Girl Studying Psychology at the University of Texas
“For me, working out is what makes me feel good and what fits into my schedule. When I’m feeling tired, I will do a simple yoga and when I’m feeling more energized, I will go for a run”.
3. Christy Also States
“Simply shifting my attitude around wellness, for example: Last January, I decided not to make any of the usual New Year’s resolutions, and instead I decided to engage in more rituals that made me feel good. The idea that only I can define what makes me feel good, is so empowering."
4. Harriet 30, is a Middle School Teacher
“Because it’s so easy to get caught up in the trends of rituals and what everyone else is doing, I have deleted most of my fancy classes, and just stick with yoga and hiking. It’s not a coincidence that I’m now in great shape - and more important I’ve never felt happier or more confident”.
5. Cindy, a Business Administrator of a Big Company
“My workout begins the minute I wake up. I check my emails from the side of my bed and it doesn’t stop until late in the evening. So, every day I make a green smoothie with organic kale, strawberries and flax-seeds milk.
6. Patricia, 28, Mom of 3, and a Legal Secretary
“Even though I am not much of a morning person, I try to go for a quick run before work, even if it’s only for 20-30 minutes. It makes me feel more accomplished and energized for the rest of the day”.
7. Loren, 23, Just Graduated from Medical School
“I’ve made exercise a big part of my life. Not only does it set the tone for the rest of the day, but it make me feel always energized and ready to take on anything that comes my way”.
8. Catherine, 26, a Busy Mom of 3 and Working on Her PhD in Civil Engineering
“I make it a priority, to get to either SoulCycle or yoga, at least 3-4 times a week, even if I’m extremely busy or tired. Taking that 45 minutes a day for myself helps me feel calm and in control, even during the most stressed times of the day”.