Several days ago I confessed to feeling bored and that, because I’m also a SAHM, this has triggered some sort of specific research into this notion of ‘housewife boredom’.
I’ve since discovered that housewives’ schedules run the gamut from not having enough time to even comb one’s hair to just twiddling thumbs until it’s time to prepare dinner I found out as well that ‘housewife boredom’ also stems from a need to occupy time with something productive, challenging and self- nurturing ❤
Every housewife will have her own preferred solution to this predicament, but one that I (and obviously a lot of other health and wellness proponents) strongly recommend is ⭐ exercise ⭐ ❤
Exercise has given me a wealth of benefits, more so as a SAHM, and I cannot imagine life without it 😀 😀 Here are my reasons:
It gives you something to do ⭐
If the lack of structure and/or the abundance of idle time is the culprit, then establishing a regular exercise schedule is a life-saver. This solution is furthermore scalable in terms of time, effort and interest required: you can join a gym, take a walk, jump rope at home, do 15 minutes of flexibility stretches in your PJs or start with a plank for 1 minute each day if this is all you can do.
2. It releases feel-good endorphins ⭐
Being cooped up at home for most of the time and the lack of adult conversion can get us SAHMs into a funk We therefore need a readily available source of feel-good hormones handy – exercise! It’s not a secret how exercise can make you feel good. Read more about this here, here and here.
3. It gives you confidence ⭐
While I exercise I am constantly reminded of how awesome the human body is 🙂 I appreciate my body all the more when I notice it is responding to all that strength training I am doing (hello, toned midsection!), how much more flexible I have become and how much longer I can do dance fitness videos.
As you get better at your choice of physical activity, you come to appreciate your body more and more and cannot help but feel gratitude and pride for everything it is doing and can do for you.
At appearance level, exercise will make you walk taller and straighter as lethargy will no longer weigh you down. In its place will be ease of movement and vitality. And that’s confidence boosting. And sexy! 😉 😉
4. It is self-nurturing.
Exercise time is ‘your time’. It turns the focus back on us, we’re doing something for ourselves that will enhance the quality of our lives and by association, our family’s too. It takes away stress and anxiety and puts sparkle and energy in its place. That’s exciting, isn’t it? 🙂
It’s actually quite easy to establish an exercise routine once you’ve set your mind to it. My tips are – find something that you enjoy doing, start small, and do it at the same time each day.
Know that in the beginning your old self will do everything it can to stop you from doing it, and it is very good at doing so! But just remember that a few days is all it takes to change your internal dialogue and just 3 weeks to establish the habit. Before you know it, you’ll be signing up for an organized run, or a Zumba master class! 🙂
Now log off and go! 💃❤️💃