By Lori Hanson
Have you thought about doing something to improve your life in the past week? Anything? If you could have whatever you want, what would it be?
Is your life so busy you had to really stop and think about it? For many women life is a series of scheduled appointments, deadlines, and caring for family. When and how do you take a break? If you’re like most of the women I talk to you don’t. Most women either don’t feel they deserve it or are so attached to the “to do” list they can’t let go. I can relate. At home there is always “stuff” you gotta do. To really relax, sleep in and chill I go away. Plus I get revived from the change of scenery.
But most of us can’t afford to go away regularly either because of finances, kid duty or commitments to work. (And those that travel regularly for work would kill to stay home!)
This is part of the problem. So many women aren’t really happy with their life. Are you? Maybe you get a good day here and there and when the weather is really nice it boosts your mood. But – at the core are you really happy? Do you know what it would take to make you happy?
Far too many women are in unhappy relationships, or wishing they had one. Miserable in their jobs or wishing they had one. Unhappy with their bodies, but feel they have no control over their diet or have tried every diet out there and haven’t found success. I rarely meet women that are truly happy. That is so sad!
This is your life! This is it! If you’re living through years of misery and unhappiness you don’t get another chance. So why don’t you fix it, why not do something to make your life better, happier? For most women it’s because the fear of stepping out of their comfort zone is more than they are willing to risk.
Comfortable is hard to break. That’s why women continually turn to comfort food, alcohol or relationships that may not be good for them. Because they are comfortable..aka it’s what they’re used to. Even though they may not like the way they’re treated. We often seek out relationships that mirror the way we were brought up. Why do they call it a “comfort zone” anyway? Moving outside the box we were raised in or are used to involves change. And for many women change equates to very real and intense fear. Fear of being alone, fear of finding another relationship, fear of what other people will think. Fear of…the unknown.
I’ve got great news. Moving out of your comfort zone to explore new relationships. new situations, jobs and experiences is very rewarding. Even Sheryl Crow’s says, “A Change Will Do You Good.”
It’s springtime, the time has changed, the days are getting longer. What better time to take a step out of your comfort zone to do something new and make a positive change in your life? Making positive improvements in your life will also improve your health.
Speaking of women’s wellness I’ll be speaking at several women’s events in the next couple of weeks. These will be informative, fun, inspirational and even include free gifts! Here’s the schedule:
Saturday, March 21st
Ventura Library, LifeForward Series (Balanced Nutrition on a Budget) 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Casa de las Amigas, Women’s Wellness Seminar (Learning to Let Go) 2:00-5:00 pm
Saturday, April 4th
LaVerne Country Club, A Toast to You, Women’s Retreat (Hey Superwoman! Trading Stress and Dis-ease for Peace and Balance) 8:30am -12:00pm
For more details and to RSVP for these events, click here.
Check out my new Weekly Webbies posted on YouTube every Wednesday!
To your health!