Striking that perfect balance between career and family has always been a challenge for ladies. Our schedules are getting busier than ever before, which often causes our work or our personal lives to suffer. Work-life balance involves juggling workplace stress with the daily pressures of family & friends.
The search for work-life balance is a process in which people seek to change things in accordance with their own priorities, and this can be triggered by factors such as: age, changes in working conditions, health and family circumstances.
Beware heavy workloads, family stressors, decreased free time and unhealthy personal habits really are dangerous for our health. Making time for yourself is really important, quality ‘me’ time recharges the batteries. Just an hour a week pays dividends.
One of the most positive ways to rectify this and reduce stress is to swim, as this has many health benefits:
- It keeps us fit and strong both physically and mentally.
- It increases energy levels.
- It enables us to meet new people and make friends.
- It makes us feel healthier and happier and more stress free.
- And it can be fun!
Swimming can help to improve our ability to do the everyday chores without stress and frustration, and can help in managing and improving diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
If we take time out from our daily activity to do exercise, we can detach from whatever work or stress is going on in our daily life whether that be personal or professional. This helps to reduce negative feelings and improve mood swings that occur due to anxiety and overall well-being.
We should all ensure exercise is given as much priority as our work and our chores. A healthy body means a fresh mind, which means we will function better and complete tasks in less time.
So ladies, what are you waiting for – make time for exercise – make time for swimming, you know it makes sense!
Dolphin Ladies have classes for beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers, with members encouraged at every level, everyone is welcome.