Are you constantly driving yourself mad trying to do ‘it’ all?
Are you consistently in a hurry trying to get everything done faster, but ends up being exhausted and frustrated when you do not meet your self-appointed deadline?
Does your answer to the question, “How are you?” is “I’m so busy!”?
If your answers to all of the above are YES, then you belong to the 30 million women who are suffering from ‘The Hurried Woman Syndrome’.
What is Hurried Woman Syndrome?
Gillian Stevens, a coach, speaker, and author of the upcoming book, Explore, Transform, Flourish: Support and Hope for Those Who Help Others (How Professionals Keep It Together) shared about the Hurried Woman Syndrome, whom millions of women secretly suffer from, in an article published by Next Generation Digital Magazine.
The Next Generation Digital Magazine is a digital magazine that prides itself on their strong commitment to helping and creating a better place for children and women and on their strong imagery in editorial which is used to showcase the work of amazing teams of art directors, writers, editors, and much more.
In the same article, Gillian likewise shared all about this condition as described in the book of gynecologist, Dr. Brent Bost, who said that “Our busy lifestyle causes stress. Women between the age of 25-55 with children aged 4-16 are susceptible to this syndrome although they are not the only sufferers. The symptoms caused by hurry and stress are weight gain, low sex drive, moodiness, and fatigue. These rather general symptoms can be a result of other stress-related conditions such as hormonal imbalance, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal exhaustion, and other physical and mental disorders. Many of us are experiencing these conditions, male and female.”
As a self-confessed caregiver all her life, but having a genuine passion for helping others, Gillian Stevens, shared all too important steps to take in getting your life back and start living your best life yet, if you are suffering from The Hurried Woman Syndrome, such are:
- Be a ‘selfist’ – it means being for ourselves. It is not a selfish thing but rather it is a necessary thing. When we slow down, disconnect ourselves from our busyness, and give focus to your mind, body, and spirit, we create an awareness that leads to a guided change.
- Be willing to shift perspective – this means openness to choose good instead of the bad, adopting an attitude of gratitude, letting go of the past, being the best version of yourself, and seeing the best in everyone.
- Practice the philosophy of Wabi-sabi – a Japanese term that means, the appreciation for the imperfections in yourself and others by loving, accepting, and celebrating who you are and extending that same appreciation to others you are in a relationship with at home and work.
Gillian enthuses, “We need to slow down, shift from doing to being, and to appreciate who we are – cracked and imperfect, however, beautiful without feeling a need to fix and be perfect.”
Indeed, women, these days are stressing their selves out trying to cater to everyone else’s needs but theirs. However, the reality is, we can only be hurried and harried only if we want and let it.
Learn how to get your life back and beat this modern malaise of being a hurried and harried woman HERE.
A timely and much-needed read for all ladies! Thank you for sharing, Gillian!
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