Mornings can be tough, we feel you. Personally I’m not a morning person, I’d love to be able to swan into the office every morning, half an hour early with my make-up fully done and having already worked out for an hour at the gym, but alas, that’s not me. If you’re also not quite at superwoman levels yet (or even if you are) here are simple ways to streamline your morning routine so you can get out of the house faster every single day!
“Such a fun idea! It’s great to have a group date with your wingwomen who have your back.” – Rina
1. MAMMOGRAM BY NUMBERS
Go for a yearly mammogram if you are between 40 and 49, and once every two years if you are between 50 and 69. While self-examinations may detect biggerlumps that are about 2.1cm in diameter, mammograms can find smaller lumps about 1.1cm in diameter. What this means: The earlier you find a cancerous lump, the greater the chance of a cure.
“I was just 14 when my dad, now a 62-year-old retiree, was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer in 1994. Back then, he had noticed a lump and darkened skin on the right side of his chest, and had experienced constant pain for several months. He saw a few doctors, but none were able to pinpoint what was wrong with him.
1. Prioritise your relationship.
Be prepared to bail on previously made plans with family and friends when your partner unexpectedly gets a slice of free time. If you feel bad about abandoning your other loved ones, arrange a shindig that both parties can attend (e.g. a family dinner or a double date with friends).
2. Keep the communication going.
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