Daily life is quite different in rural Guatemala than in the U.S. where I live. The women work extremely hard every day because they don’t have the mechanized help that most of us have in the U.S.
Washing clothes on a rock or at the shores of the lake or on the scrub board of a pila.
Cook, then grind, then hand make tortillas each day for 3 meals a day.
Walk the children to school. One of the women’s groups we work with has nearly 2 miles to walk to get them to school each day and then pick them up later.
Cook over a wood stove or a campfire type pit stove.
If you want to eat chicken then you need to decide if you want to reduce your small flock by one bird
Pray that the corn crop or coffee crop is good this year so that you can feed your family and have a little money for other necessities of your family.
I don’t think our friends in Guatemala have any trouble sleeping at night or any need for an aerobics class!