100 years ago women had very different issues than they do today. At that time, most women stayed home, raised their children, did housework and cooked dinner for their husband, rarely working outside of the home. If they did work outside of the home it was usually in a traditional female job, such as a housekeeper, teacher or nurse.
Today women not only take care of their homes and families, but they also may have very challenging careers of their own. Women today often run some of the largest companies as CEO and are some of our country’s greatest leaders.
Many times women strive to “have it all”, by maintaining a career, being active members of their community and being very involved in their children’s sports, school activities and supporting their husbands in their careers.
Prioritizing all of the tasks that they need to accomplish can be difficult and sometimes it is downright impossible to keep up. At times you may need to talk with someone who can help you to see things from a different point of view. Dr Pamela Rebeck knows what this is like and can help you rebalance your life.
Here are a few ideas to help avoid “burnout”:
- Get some help – household help, or children helping with chores, it will not hurt to have them help out, and will actually teach them how to fend for themselves.
- Take time for yourself – it may sound difficult, but is the best thing you can do. Meditation, exercise, a spa day, you cannot help anyone if you are exhausted.
- Take time with your spouse – have an honest talk about dividing the day to day tasks and take time to renew your relationship.
Try to keep a balance of your home life and work life and if at times it is hectic, know that this too shall pass and try not to stress too much!