In this day and age, most of us live very hectic schedules. We try to fit in as much work within the 24 hours we have in a day, and it can take a toll on our body. Our society emphasizes a lot on productivity and success, but we cannot achieve these if we do not make time for rest. Our body works like our laptops and mobile phones, we need to recharge from time to time in order to continue performing our tasks. We need to learn the importance of work life balance to avoid burnout. We should not wait for the point where our emotional, physical or mental health is sacrificed because of excessive or prolonged stress. There are a lot of ways to manage stress and ensure that we maintain a healthy relationship with our work life. The first and most important step to achieving this is having the intention to cultivate healthy changes in your work habits.
Determine what causes your stress
“A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” – Albert Einstein
Stress can be caused by several reasons. You need to assess your life and determine what causes your stress. It can be as simple as the heels you wear that gives you heel pains throughout the day. It can also be the stiff neck that causes you headaches because you do not practice the right posture when using your laptop. Reflect back on the specific times of the day where you feel most uncomfortable and anxious. You can then see whether you can make changes to avoid these stresses, or at least know which areas you need some stress relieving. We understand these 21st century problems that people might face and have formulated products that can help people in their respective needs.
Wellness Massage Oils
“Good health is key to happiness” – Hema Dadhwal
One monthly struggle that all women can relate to is our menstrual cycle. During our menstruation, we experience pains in our abdominal area, nausea or even moodiness. This can feel uneasy and takes away our focus in work. The Coco Fem Balance as shown by Hema is a Women’s relief oil to ease your menstrual struggles. It helps to reduce your Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms, such as depression or bloating. The Coco Fem Balance contains a blend of oils that are naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antiseptic. Other than that, it has strong antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce abdominal pain. You only need to apply the oil to your abdominal area and you will feel relaxed and relieved.
It is inevitable to feel stress. At times when we cannot control the stress because of our circumstances, we can find remedies that will help us relieve it such as the Coco Elevate Massage Oil. This helps to relieve mental fatigue and nervous tension. It promotes relaxation, helps reduce anxiety and insomnia, boosts your mood and enhances focus. As shown by Hema in the video, you can apply it to your pressure points. However, it is important to take note that you cannot solely rely on the Coco Elevate if you are facing any forms of lifestyle stress, anxiety or depression. The massage oil is a tool to relieve stress but it is important to seek professional advice when dealing with any forms of mental health struggles.
After a long day at work, do you ever just lay down on your bed and feel the aching pain in your feet? For most women working professionals, we wear heels to make us look presentable; however, they are not always the most comfortable shoes to wear. In Singapore, you do not have to be someone who wears heels to sympathize with the struggle of aching feet. Most of us take public transport or walk long distances throughout the day. During peak hours, it is also common for people to stand up for a long time in the trains or buses as all the seats are already occupied. All of these can cause the aching pain in our feet which can be uncomfortable when we are working or even when we’re trying to fall asleep. Coco Tired Feet is a unique blend for tired feet and stiff joints. It helps reduce the pain, tension and swelling in your feet. For a good night’ sleep, it promotes relaxation and helps improve circulation. Coco Tired Feet also contains naturally anti-inflammatory properties. You can apply this regularly every night before going to bed.
“Having peace, happiness and healthiness is my definition of beauty. And you can’t have any of that without sleep” – Beyoncé
When there is too much work to be done, we usually sacrifice our sleeping time to finish up our tasks. Nowadays, sleep is no longer the priority for most people. We take the importance of sleep too lightly, forgetting the long list of negative side effects we can get from sleep deprivation. Some examples of short-term problems can include lack of alertness, impaired memory and moodiness. If you do not fix your sleeping habits, this can grow to more concerning health issues such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack or depression.
We all know it is easier said than done. Some people are so used to staying up late that it might take awhile to amend their body clock back to the healthy sleep schedule. Do not put too much pressure on yourself to instantly get back to sleeping at 9 or 10pm every night. It is a process and you might fail to follow through some nights, but it is important to bring yourself back on track. One way in which you can slowly get yourself back to a healthy sleeping schedule is setting a consistent wake up and sleeping time. As you go along, your body will slowly get used to these timings and it will naturally feel tired or awake even without an alarm.
Another important tip is to put your smartphones or any form of gadgets away. It is important to take away any kind of distractions that can keep your body from relaxing and going to sleep. If you tend to get distracted with notifications on your phone, you can temporarily put it to “Do not Disturb” mode and just turn it back on during the day. Some tips might work for some and some may not, so we can just do our own research and see which ones works best for us. However, if you have been trying for quite awhile and still cannot get enough sleep, do not hesitate to seek professional help from a doctor that can provide you with the right health advice.
Life out of Work
We cannot have our lives all focused around our work. We need to learn to establish a time for work and a time for rest. Work is crucial because a lot of our needs depend on it such as the food that we eat, the house that we live in, or our electricity bills. However, we should not fail to recognize that there are also a lot of essential things that require our time and attention outside of work. Firstly, we cannot sacrifice self-care time because once our health declines, mentally or physically, our work also suffers.
Aside from that, we also need to find time for our loved ones. Our relationships with people are important to keep our minds and hearts healthy. As the famous saying from John Donne goes “no man is an island.”. We all need companions in our lives, so avoid isolating yourselves in your room doing work. During the weekends, take your much needed rest and make fun memories with your family and friends. This is also the perfect time to spend as much time as you wish to do your skin care, hair care or self-care routines in general. You do not have to feel guilty about it, allowing yourself time to rest will help you achieve greater things once it is time for you to work. Take all the rest that you need!