What is Rushing Woman’s Syndrome and How is it Affecting Us?

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What is rushing woman's syndrome?

There’s never enough hours in the day, right? Our modern lifestyle demands we take on so many roles and our modern mindset tell us that we must excel in all of them! Our to-do lists are endless, and we seem to take on more and more as mothers, wives, sisters, supporters, businesswomen, entrepreneurs and friends.

This constant need to ‘rush’ is having a huge effect on our mental health. Whether we put it out there for all to see, or we bottle it all up and slap on an “I’m FIIIIINE” smile… women everywhere are suffering.

This perceived need to ‘rush’ has been written about by Dr Libby Weaver in her book “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome” and divulges into the detrimental effects this constant state of stress is having on our bodies. 

How is it affecting us?

Often feel overwhelmed? Tired? WIRED? Living in a constant state of ‘urgency’ is putting a huge amount of stress on out nervous system. This can lead to:

  • Interrupted sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Bloating, cravings, affected appetite
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • And so much more!

What can we do about it?

First and foremost - STOP TRYING TO DO IT ALL! Accept that it’s OK to ask for help. Be it from a family member, friend, or simply outsourcing some of the everyday things that you can – do anything you can to lessen the load on yourself. Delegating is NOT a sign of failure.

Investing a small amount of your household budget per week for a cleaner or a Household Manager (HHM) might pay off tenfold when it comes to your mental health and the general satisfaction and happiness you feel. Lessening the load can also be extremely liberating.

Why not have all your lunches prepped for the week (even dinners!), the house vacuumed, tidied, grocery shopping done and even the laundry and ironing taken care of. What would that mean to you? Wouldn’t it feel better to spend an extra half an hour each evening reading to your kids or spending that time working on that new business you are trying to grow?

Take the first step and contact us about how a HHM could assist you.