I saw this article Ed. As a British woman, I would prefer less adventure in my 
life, and don't mind housework :) Adventure imo is waaay overrated - maybe this 
is why some of these women feel unsatisfied, they believe they're missing out 
on something. As for wearing red, I've never noticed a difference in mood from 
doing this. Maybe I'll give it another try...lol.


--- On Fri, 11/12/10, ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: ED <seacrofter...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Zen] Would zazen cure their malaise?
To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com
Date: Friday, November 12, 2010, 2:56 PM



Would zazen cure their malaise?  --ED
Millions of British women bored by their lives because of 'endless housework, 
no money and a dull sex life' 

By Daily Mail Reporter
11th November 2010
Millions of women have complained they are stuck in a rut because their lives 
are too ordinary, new research claimed yesterday. 

Six in ten disenchanted women in Britain say a lack of money, boredom with the 
same routine and appearance and a general humdrum has made their lives deathly 

Of the 4,000 women polled, 28 per cent said they felt more 'ordinary' than they 
did five  years ago. 

Stuck in a rut: Women complained a lack of adventure and endless housework had 
turned their lives humdrum
The report reveals how a 'malaise' is affecting the way women look, feel and 
style themselves and their surroundings. 

The unsatisfied lot blamed a limited social life and lack of adventure in style 
and the bedroom as the key reasons for their malaise. 

A lack of confidence which makes women feel insecure about how witty or clever 
they feel was also blamed. 

To make it worse, four in ten women are dreading a winter of discontent as they 
say the cold season is when they feel most average.
A quarter of women admit that feeling generic affects their confidence and 
holds them back in life and work. 

One in five fret that their dress sense is slipping and fear they are starting 
to look like their mothers. 

The report came from research carried out by fashion internet site very.co.uk. 

The general malaise is also infecting women's wardrobes with black being the 
most common colour in half of women's wardrobes. 

Those polled also admit to a pedestrian uniform of jeans and a t-shirt (37 per 
cent) or an unflattering ensemble of jogging bottoms and a cardigan (35 per 
cent), with only one in ten women regularly wearing something bright and bold. 
Something as simple as wearing red can boost a woman's confidence, according to 
Behavioural expert Judi James said: 'The research shows how easy it is for us 
to fall into an ordinary trap. Worrying about jobs and finances makes us want 
to take fewer risks which in turn can make us feel more ordinary and have an 
affect on our happiness, confidence and self-esteem. 

'Making small but regular changes like breaking bland habits, consciously 
adjusting body language to be more upbeat, and using mood-enhancing colours in 
both dress and decor can be an easy and instant way to reboot positivity and 
happiness levels.'   

The report, entitled Very Ordinary Britain, quizzed women aged 18 to 65 on how 
happy they were with different aspects of their life. 

A lack of time, energy and a fear of speaking up and rocking the boat means 
that one woman in three is sticking with the status quo.  

Most claim they are happy in their current relationships - but one in ten felt 
like they could do with ditching their current partner and having a change. 

A fifth said they were bored of their sex life, while 48 per cent said they 
would be happier with life if they had more decent clothes to wear.   

More than half said they would feel better if they treated themselves to a 
whole new wardrobe or a make-over. 

Nearly all admit that adding colour to their appearance makes them feel happier 
and more attractive to the opposite sex. A third (32 per cent) think wearing 
colours has helped them in job interviews, and a fifth (21 per cent) think it 
makes them work harder.  

For two fifths of women, wearing the colour red is the biggest counter to 
feeling extraordinary. 

A disenchanted four in ten said they would do things differently if they had 
their life again and a quarter said they would be happier if they were more 
spontaneous - with half wishing they could book the next flight at an airport. 

Gareth Jones, retail director of very.co.uk, said: "We understand it is easy to 
slip into routines of ordinary dressing and in turn this can make females, in 
particular, feel quite uninspired.' 

Never have enough money
Same routine
Boring dress sense
Lack of social life
Endless housework
Eating the same things at mealtimes
Lack of holidays
Boring job
No new hobbies or interests
Dull sex life
Source: Daily Mail






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