Day in and day out, we spend most of the day working. My daughter would often ask me, “Why do you need to work, mama?”. I would then tell her that I’m working so that we earn money to buy the things that she wants. Let’s face it. We work because we want to earn money — money that would sustain the chosen lifestyle that we want. With the work that I do, I am often in front of the computer. A lot of times, especially when I forget to take mini-breaks and to stand up once in a while, my back hurts. Studies show that 80% of the population will likely experience back problems with the type of work that they do. Adults with back pain are 3 times more likely to be in poor health and 4 times more likely to experience serious psychological distress.
Being an entrepreneur is not easy and lately, I actually thought that I was going crazy. I had some serious mood swings and for some reason, everything was a blur. Last week, I made some changes in my life:
1. I spent lesser time in social media
2. I spent more time with people who were positive, who were open to collaborating and who were go-getters in achieving their dreams
3. I spent more time on things that I really enjoyed doing like watching downloads of The Mindy Project, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Shark Tank and Drop Dead Diva and also watching animation shorts on YouTube… haha! I also spent more time playing boardgames. I missed these things.
4. I spent more time relaxing also. I got so stressed out trying to be perfect in every way. I was striving so hard to be the perfect mom, wife, leader, friend, etc. that instead of succeeding, I was failing. I noticed that once I let go, everything started “working” out for me.
And one of the things that I did at home was I took a few minutes rest after every few hours. The tool that helped me a lot was our La-Z-Boy. I’m sure you’re quite familiar with this brand. La-Z-Boy has reclining chairs and sofas where the seat and the back move simultaneously. This is to ensure that your back and spine are supported. The sofa chair also has a leg rest that is patented to give you extra comfort. Because of the benefits that it gives, La-Z-Boy is proudly endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association.
Check this out, too. La-Z-Boy is perfect for pregnant women. I actually wished that I had this while I was still breastfeeding.
My 3-year old daughter loves it, too! She calls it her rocking chair. We would also often sit together and just cuddle. She also loves playing on, because all of these adjustable parts seem to be more engaging and useful in her world of “pretend” kingdoms and jungles.
Check out their new model, the La-Z-Boy Power XR. This is a series of remote controlled recliners. How cool is that!
I highly recommend having the La-Z-Boy in your home. I know it’s more pricey than a lot of other chairs or sofa out there, but it certainly has benefits that is beyond what you can get from the others. To know more about La-Z-Boy, please visit www.la-z-boyphilippines.com.