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We are not "wasting" time if we are relaxing and watching a show, going to the parlour, meeting friends or simply catching up on sleep!
The other day I was going through a forum where a question was put forth to the women; the question went as:
“So, how’s your weekend going?”
Barring 2-3 women, most of them replied that they were busier than on the weekdays, cooking more, cleaning more, and doing other pending chores. Almost 95% of the women were exhausted and tired on a weekend.
Why is it so difficult for women to take a break or rest without feeling guilty or without being helped by their families?
Why do we see women churning out dishes in the scorching summer heat?
Why do we see them cleaning every nook and corner on a weekend while the others are relaxing?
For a change, why can’t they order food, delegate or outsource some work, or seek the help of the family?
Why do they feel they are “wasting” time if they are relaxing and watching a show, going to the parlour, listening to music, or simply getting some sleep?
For once, women need to stop being superwomen or creatures who don’t get tired or who don’t need a break. Outsourcing is highly underrated.
You won’t become a “bad” mother or wife if, for a day, the home is not spic-n-span or the family doesn’t eat meals from scratch.
Just do yourself a favour women- get that much deserved rest like the rest of your family. Because you need it, and you deserve it.
Image credits: A still from the movie Dear Zindagi
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