Shake That Stress Off, Mom!
Motherhood is a gift whether it’s a first time experience or a perquisite. The feelings are always unique and magical, most of the time. It would have been nice if someone cut you some slack. You are doing your best except just when you think you deserve some rest , the baby starts crying. As soon as the baby is back to sleep a shriek from your backyard sends you off your game. Being a referee was not what you bargained for as a career but its inevitable because in this case its your kids doing the fighting. Then the realization that you left some work incomplete because you had to take the call informing you of the meeting in school. The food almost got burned . That’s just the beginning.
As a mother you’ll be surprised at how busy your schedule always is. That is why you need to reclaim your life back. It is good to be there for other people as long as you are not neglecting yourself. This is the perfect time to take a break. It would not be a bad idea to inform your kids and everyone else that you need your own space. Dancing is a great stress reliever primarily because no one states that it should be perfect. You should tap into the power of music. The kitchen sink might be looking terrible but if anyone asks just smile and hand them the dishwasher. It is also a great plan to have a night out with friends. It would be a great idea to start making friends if you have none. Take advantage of the few opportunities that come from others to assist you.
Most mothers neglect themselves and their health because their time is limited. Time management skills may come in handy. You risk poor performance if your health takes a backseat. You may not have an hour to spend in the gym but with kettle bell exercises you could stay fit with half of the time. It may not be necessarily direct, make a point of running up and down stairs if you have some or running after your kids for a while. The trick is to never let go of a good old balanced diet with just a bit of healthy fats. Learn to take life easy, it’s never that serious anyway. People have a lot to say about parenting but the choice on how to go about it is yours completely.