“You can’t change the past but you can ruin the present by worrying over the future” – Anonymous
This quote really applies to how most women try to manage their lives. It is not uncommon that we multitask throughout the days, constantly adding to the never-ending To-Do lists, and forget to even take a deep breath. Is there any wonder that we are so tired?
Even though the world seems to applaud this craziness, we know that we are paying a terrible price. This is only further complicated by the constant state of WORRY. “Did I forget anything?”, “Was that good enough?”, “What could happen if I let them go…?” And on and on it goes.
Stress continues to be a major health risk factor for women, especially if you have reach menopause because the heart protection afforded during menstruation comes to an end. What that means is stress takes a bigger toll on our bodies and minds. It is so important for women to learn how to quiet the noise in our heads, so we can relax and rest well to keep up the pace for another day.
One trick is to take it one day at a time. It’s simple but so hard for many of us. We can focus on giving our best when we break tasks down into manageable steps and tackle them one at a time. Worrying about tomorrow is a waste of time, energy, and focus. We need to reign in our vision so that we can adequately do today’s work. Letting go of yesterday (but not its lessons) and anticipating tomorrow with joy will give us strength for today.