The secret to happiness and success in life is finding a balance. While this is many times very difficult for women to do as they are pulled from all directions at all times, there are certain measures ladies can take to make this process easier and more achievable. Here are four of them.
Beauty and Confidence, not Vanity
The words beauty, confidence, and vanity are oftentimes jumbled, merged, and confused with one another. It is especially true when it comes to women and the different perceptions other people might have of them. But no matter how you look at it, they are not the same.
Beauty and confidence are synonymous with self-love, appreciation, and the joy that comes with accepting yourself as a beautiful woman no matter who you are, what you look like, or the things you do. Vanity, on the other hand, is more akin to showing off, a feeling usually associated with arrogance and letting others know that you are better than them.
There is nothing wrong with the first. There is nothing wrong with investing in a bottle of beauty drops, a lotion, a cleanser, a serum, or a facial mask from Freia Aesthetics. After all, as long as you don’t offend others and make them feel less about who they are, looking pretty, exuberant, and youthful is something all women have a right to do.
Health Management and Prevention
The widely-popular expression “prevention is the best medicine,” or “prevention is better than the cure” is usually attributed to sixteenth-century Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus. At the time, along with the United Kingdom, Holland stood at the forefront of preventive medicine as it pertains to vaccines and other treatments for longevity and overall health.
Regardless of whether the origin lies in the Netherlands, Britain, or somewhere else, one thing is certain, and that is that it is true. For all ladies out there, this entails different things. First, among others, it includes cervical and breast cancer screenings, relevant immunizations, tests for cholesterol and diabetes, and regular visits to the dentist.
As for management, this represents the proper maintenance of generally female-based illnesses like chronic migraines, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, psoriasis, asthma, and hypertension.
By taking the necessary steps to deal with these issues as early as possible, women are giving themselves the best chance to maximize their lives.
The Value of Me Time
Many things are happening in our bodies and brains while we sleep. Aside from nerve cells communicating with each other and reorganizing themselves which in turn supports healthy brain function, the body repairs itself, releases protein and other essential molecules, and gets rid of toxic waste. As such, to say sleeping is important to human beings is perhaps the biggest understatement of all time.
Sadly, insomnia, sleep apnea, parasomnias, and other sleeping disorders affect many more women than men. While there is no scientific evidence to support these claims, one could argue that one of the biggest reasons for this is that women have to tackle many more things in life and hence, are more prone to stress. Along with spouses and children, they are also responsible for the chores of the house and making the most important and difficult decisions concerning the family. Adding to that, they need to stand out at work and maintain personal and business networks.
Because of this, taking the time to relax, re-energize, and recover is crucial. If a woman doesn’t have the energy to help herself, chances are she won’t be able to assist others either.
Lean, Mean, Strong, and Sexy
Back in 2011, when asked by reporters when women would fight under the umbrella of the most important mixed martial arts organization, Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White replied, “never.” Fast forward ten years and names like Weili Zhang, Rose Namajunas, Holly Holm, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk are some of the promotion’s most popular fighters, not to mention vital sources of revenue to the organization.
Almost a quarter into the 21st century, a woman is whatever she wants to be or a combination of everything. She can feminine, soft, and depend on her partner for safety, assurance, and moral support if she chooses to. But she can also be an elite athlete in sports like boxing, karate, and Brazilian jujitsu and a force to be reckoned with at the office.
The modern lady cannot and shouldn’t be defined by individual terms. Rather, she should focus on whatever it is that makes her happy and thrive to achieve the goals she has set for herself, no matter where these may lie.
As we have seen, there are different things women can do to make their lives happier and healthier. All it takes is a bit of planning and understanding where your true priorities should be.