Do you ever look at your life and force yourself to look at all the positives while something deep down inside is nagging at you about something missing? As women are we missing life's biggest secret to finding balance and enjoyment in life? The good news: there is always time to improve your life!
Try as you might, you go out of your way to convince yourself of all the blessings and force your way through each day, only for that nagging inadequate feeling to start creeping up all over again.
I get it. You're just not quite yourself and can't figure out why.
- You feel depressed...
- You feel like something is missing
- You feel angry
- You feel unbalanced
- You end up sabotaging yourself through how you speak to your self
(are you worthy? Are you cracking up?)
- You become envious of what everyone else is doing and how you think they are feeling...
- You feel guilty (I mean, you should have a lot to be thankful for... right?)
- You become lazy, with no motivation to do much of anything...
- You have the focus and attention span of a goldfish...
- You become more afraid of the unknown... what will happen if nothing changes... what would happen if something changes and makes it worse...
Sometimes figuring out where you're lacking that makes you unbalanced is exactly what you need in order to figure out what you need to do to pull yourself out of your funk.
You need the new book, Oola for Women: How to Balance the 7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness within You. (The original version - Oola, Find Balance in an Unbalanced World - is great for men to benefit from too, but today I'm just speaking to the ladies).
Just so you know, I did receive this book for free in exchange for this review. Having read and LOVED their original version about a year ago that I did pay for myself, I jumped on the opportunity to read this book from the "Oola Guys," and honestly, feel honored to share with you the lessons in this incredible book!
I know... with everything you have going on, picking up another book sounds like just another chore. But this book is different. Having dragged my eyes through countless of personal development books, I can honestly say this one book could easily replace them all!
Please, take a moment to head over to OolaLife's website and take their survey (it is free and only takes a quick moment). After you take their survey, you'll see your results graphed on the "Oola Wheel," which is a pie chart that shows you where you're excelling and where you're lacking balance. This is perfect for helping you identify that "missing piece."
The 7 F-Words To Improve Your Life:
When you have a good balance among those 7 areas of life, you feel more balanced. When you feel balanced, all those other feelings of anger, guilt, inadequacy, anxiousness, and negative self speak get out of the way of your life so you can be happier, productive, healthier, and feel like the inspirational woman you are when you're unleashed from the weight of the world dragging you down.
Really stop and think for a moment... where are you lacking?
Balance the 7 Key Areas of Life to Have Less Stress, More Purpose, and Reveal the Greatness within You
Every woman has the ability to shine. Every women is capable of greatness. Women have incredibly high pain tolerances and are incredible at figuring things out.
When you have yourself figured out and balanced, a woman you will shine like no other, beaming with generosity, love, and genuine selflessness in efforts to help build up other people.
Oola for Women is a book that will seriously change how you look at your life.
This book has been incredible to help me through some rough moments, some of which I didn't even realize I was having. It is fantastic to be able to pinpoint exactly why you're feeling the way you are and where you're missing the balance in your life.
What do the 7 F-words mean?
This doesn't necessarily mean you have to be a triathlete to be fit and balanced. It simply means striving for consistently healthier decisions when it comes to what your fueling your body with, and having physical activities in your routine... whether those be yoga, walking, running, biking, hiking, climbing... something active.
When you're active, your life becomes less cloudy and more balanced.
This is a big one! So much stress comes from finances. If you don't have a solid budget to work with, saving for your future, and putting some away to be able to afford fun, you'll be constantly stressed. If you don't feel you make enough to do anything other barely make ends meet, there are "side hustles" that don't interfere with what you're currently doing that you can take on to help too!
Family is huge. It doesn't mean you need to have your own family, especially if you're unable to. It means to set time aside for those who matter most, whether its your parents, your children, your siblings, or super close friends you couldn't imagine life without (which is often the case with service members who adopt each other as family).
Field doesn't imply sports. Field is all about your career... what you do to contribute to society. This is even important to stay at home parents too! If you're not happy with what you do, you will become resentful, angry, lazy, envious, unbalanced, frustrated, and depressed. There are options available too for you to work from home while managing your family needs that can help provide relief for needing professional productivity and purpose, if you're feeling a need for it.
If you're not happy with what you do, and are just barely getting by solely to receive a paycheck, please consider having something on the side that you can control and enjoy. This is a simple work-around to help you seek and achieve the productivity you crave without interrupting your current income stream... then once your "side hustle"
This doesn't mean you have to go to church. Whether you're religious or spiritual... having some sort of faith outlet is incredibly important. Finding local support can help too, whether it is from a spiritual guide or a religious establishment. Find something that works for you and aligns with your values helps you develop your faith and helps you feel balanced. I personally love meditation and yoga, along with some essential oils (like Frankincense and Palo Santo) to magnify meditation.
Being strong in your faith makes gratitude easier. Being grateful, even in times of adversity, is a total game changer for your overall quality of life!
Having a close knit circle of friends is also important to balancing and improving your life. Just make sure those friendships are productive to who you are, and not toxic relationships keeping you trapped. We all need our "tribe" to help keep us sane, especially in the crazy isolated world we live in!
Life without fun leads to burnout. You need hobbies. You need enjoyment. You need fun. I'm not talking about zoning out in front of the TV.. I'm talking about getting out (or staying in) and doing something that is meaningful and provides enjoyment. Hobbies like arts and crafts, working on cars, building things, hiking, rock climbing, beach time, camping... anything that helps you recharge. Lounging in front of the TV is ok, as long as you limit it. Too much TV time will just waste time. As much as it can help you forget your current issues and obstacles, it does nothing for your body or mind in terms of improving your life.
I'm so thankful to have received this book from the Oola Guys! Though to be honest, if they hadn't sent it to me, I'd be purchasing it anyways and likely also be writing this post too because it is that impactful. Reading Oola For Women truly is worth every penny and every second invested, and more! This is definitely a book you need in your home library (or Kindle)!!