In recent times, a woman’s health and wellness has been influenced by interesting multi-dimensional aspects. These aspects impact the physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being. Healthy women build healthy families, eventually leading to healthy communities. At the Women in the World summit, Hillary Clinton mentioned,
Nations that invest in women’s employment, health, and education are just more likely to have better outcomes. Their children will be healthier and better educated. And all over the world, we’ve seen what women do when they get involved in helping to bring peace. So this is not just the right thing to do for us to hold up these women, to support them, to encourage their involvement; this is a strategic imperative.
Today, this concept is stronger than ever. The world is stressing on the need to have conversations around women’s health and development for a better present and future. Nowadays, women are leading fast-paced lives due to which it gets easy to forget about basic mental and physical health care routines. Several studies have proven how working women are more susceptible to lifestyle and stress borne disorders. What is important is the willingness to self-educate and smartly deal with all that is happening in full speed. Here are a few important parameters that women need to stress on to design a better life that includes holistic growth and development.
Women tend to worry about their kids, spouses and everyone else around as top priority. But it is important to remember that our bodies and mind also need to be a priority. Because, if we want to care for our loved ones, we need to be holistically healthy first.
Multi-tasking is the most glorified life aspect these days. Women hold great pride in juggling different balls of life at once. Working around the clock is never-ending— whether it’s for the office, household chores, taking care of the elderly members of the family and so on. Women try to multi-task to keep everyone happy resulting in immense stress. But like the viral meme says,
You cannot make everyone happy, you’re not Nutella!
We need to know that tasks related to self-care have to be done first, a lot can wait for later. Figuring out to start with our inner self, helps the overall performance. Starting the day with a well planned morning routine that will give you enough time to exercise, reflect and plan your day is of key importance. We need to know that the tasks on our list can be tackled realistically. Starting first with your own self-care plan for the day.
We swear by the mantra of go global, live local. While we are always influenced by the western culture in our career and lifestyle choices, living the best life using that is locally sourced helps boost health in ways more than one. Yoga, Ayurveda, meditation or locally grown foods, living mindfully and staying true to the roots is the way to live a fresh and natural life. This concept can be applied to various factors in our lives.
While we all strive to use and bring the best of things into our houses, we need to remember that materialistic pleasures are short-lived. Investing in developmental activities and experiences are more rewarding. Great women have preached how happiness cannot be purchased since it exists in things that are not physically present. Nowadays, we are all husting hard to earn things, drawing a blank on what we are truly passionate about. Pursuing a passion is a roadmap to happiness, not the tangible gains alone.
Upgrading our skillsets and knowledge concerning health, finances, education and lifestyle is imperative in the modern-day and age. With the boom in technology and communication infrastructures, staying updated and educating ourselves on various topics is not a challenge anymore. Like how Michelle Obama says,
Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.
Hope this year emerges to be the one where women widely talk about practising self-care, stressing on holistic health and development. All this— while supporting one another, defining a newer version of empowerment in the society.