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Goodbye, Grind. Hello, Happiness!

Updated: Aug 27, 2023

If you are a woman that’s stuck in a perpetual pattern of taking care of everyone else only to find yourself depleted of energy at the end of each day, this post is for you. Today, we dole out a few words of wisdom that can help you say goodbye to the grind and hello to health and happiness.

Do yoga.

Yoga is more than just a way to stretch and exercise. Doing yoga helps you get in touch with your body and mind. Get the most out of your practice by joining an online or in person class through Yogaaah.

Go back to school.

A highly impactful change that you can make now is to go back to school. If you’re considering a bachelor's degree in business, you can earn a degree online without sacrificing your full-time income. You’ll learn everything from business and accounting to management, communications, and more.

Start gardening.

Even if you’re not big on fresh veggies, there are plenty of ways to garden for your health. Being out in the sun, digging in the dirt, and breathing in the fresh air can all benefit your mental and physical health. Before you get started, click here for an online resource that allows you to reap the wisdom of experienced gardeners. You should have no trouble finding all the information you need to help you set up your very first flower, herb, or vegetable garden right in your own backyard.

Take a vacation.

What better way to hit the reset button on life than to get out of town. And, more than just simply relaxation, vacations can have many benefits for your career. The Undercover Recruiter explains that breaks actually enhance your productivity and help you achieve the ever-elusive work-life balance.

Make a new friend.

Even if you already have a close-knit group of friends, meeting new people is a great way to expand your mind and to give you opportunities to make new memories by having new experiences. Look for friends that make you laugh, which the Odyssey blog suggests can keep you from getting bored and will be your greatest cheerleaders in the journey of life.

Keep your well-woman visits.

Visit your healthcare provider annually to receive many benefits. A well-woman exam will take a look at your breasts, reproductive health, weight, and more. Getting ahead of potential issues, especially with age, can help you get and stay healthy so that you have the mental energy to have the new experiences you need to feel energized in life.

Call someone.

Phone a friend is not just a lifeline on your favorite game show. Having people to connect with, especially when you’re feeling down and out, is great for your mental health. Further, your social network can be there for you to provide a sense of belonging, boost self-esteem, and help to alleviate stress. Friendships can even reduce the effects of cognitive decline.

There are many ways to break out of the grind and live a better life. Today’s tips, which include doing yoga, going back to school, making new friends, maintaining an annual wellness visit schedule, and picking up the phone when you need to talk, are all effective and convenient ways to overcome the monotony of daily life so that you can better appreciate the joys within it.

Nora Benian of Yogaaah offers yoga classes and training for current and up-and-coming yoga teachers.

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