On any given day you’re probably the gardener, the chef, the cleaner-in-chief, the chauffeur, the social coordinator, the sock finder, and so on. Now there’s a concrete number on just how much multi-tasking we do. The Huffington Post recently reported new research that shows women juggle 6.2 roles per day, while men average 4.7.
The top three roles women take on are friend, cook and housekeeper. Men identify themselves as friends, then handymen and drivers.
In the poll of 2,027 adults by Twinnings, 97 percent of women said they were stressed. I’d love to know who the remaining three percent are! (Maybe they can give me some pointers.) Wearing 6.2 different hats a day would induce hair-pulling for almost anyone.
Over 80 percent of these women said making time for themselves was important, but less than half actually got around to it. As a way to cope, a third turned to drinking wine and overeating. That sounds familiar, and it’s comforting to know I’m not the only one. But the takeaway is that women who did find time for themselves (even 10 minutes) broke the stress cycle and were happier overall.
Tell us: Does your daily multi-tasking stress you out? What are your healthy tips for coping with stress? ”
– Marlene Rego, Web Editor, besthealthmag.ca