Navigating the new normal

2020 has been a year.

A trying and stressful year but also a year where people have come together in a somewhat physically distanced way to support each other.

As a nation, we’ve endured and survived but as women by our very nature to care, organise, sort and juggle but phew has it been a tad rough.

On the outside we may be showing only a few signs of fraying edges but generally speaking we tend to keep on going and put that smile back on our faces and walk tall.

But what’s really happening on the inside during this period of prolonged stress?

We’ve managed our lives in a completely different way. Whether by navigating working from home, actually being in your workplace, zoom calls or looking after children while working, home schooling while working, the challenges just keep coming.

So Christmas is right round the corner now and for some of us we still don’t know what it’s really going to look like.

Where will we spend it with who and who will we see? Questions we have never had to pose to ourselves much before because normally we would have this planned.

 How will the school holidays 2020/2021 look and pan out this year?  We are obviously all staying in New Zealand this holiday season. Getting away for some has been booked and sorted but for some of us these are questions that we are still asking ourselves.

Whether you’re a career woman, a busy mum or a juggling mum managing home and work, we all ask ourselves these questions.

Finding our way through an already stressful time is bound to make those stress levels quadruple and girrrllllll, have that glass (or 2) of wine if it helps.

The stress

How we manage our stress is deeply important as when we are in a state of stress our bodies make cortisol, which is often known as the stress hormone along with our other stressful hormone friend adrenaline.

These two hormones together create a natural fight or flight response, which can be why when things get way too stressful you want to run away and hide. It’s only natural.

Normal levels of cortisol are released when you wake up, it’s the bodies way of saying “Start your day”. The normal levels help to regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. In small doses, cortisol may help with your memory and help manage pain levels.

The problem with living in a high stress mode is this can throw off your hormone balance leaving you feeling even more out of whack. This high stress mode can create some crazy issues in our bodies.

Issues like:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Stomach issues- bloating etc
  • Feeling anxious or sad
  • Weight gain
  • Even trouble staying asleep

The worst part? These issues are also associated with hormonal imbalance so is it stress or is it imbalance? It’s probably a bit of both. What our bodies do and and how they keep going and going is tremendous.

Stress is a natural part of life, but it doesn’t have to throw you completely out of balance and make life even more difficult to manage.

When your hormones, the other ones, are balanced, this means cortisol and adrenaline tend to calm a bit more and not take hold for longer than necessary.

We all need to reset so take some time out for you this Christmas even if it’s only a 15-minute walk, 10 deep breaths to re-oxygenate your body effectively, a chat to those loved ones you can’t touch this Christmas and hugging the ones you can.

If you’re still feeling a little “off” and feel like you might need some extra help, NuWoman might be the option for you.

So how can NuWoman help you? So glad you asked!

NuWoman 30 PLUS is a natural supplement that is scientifically formulated to effectively regulate your hormones and help you manage your life without sending your mind and body spiralling out of control with natural ingredients that have a synergistic effect on your body:

Cimi-Max® works to regulate your hormones naturally.

Tyrosine is there to assist your adrenal and thyroid function to help with hormone balance. 

Chromium helps to support and regulate blood sugar level, enabling your body to function better.

Vitamins B6, B9 and B12, work to break down excess hormone levels allowing your body to remain balanced.

Calcium helps to maintain strong bones and carry out many important functions.

Why not give it a try during one of the busiest, craziest times of the year. It might be just what you need right now…

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