Working moms are swamped with work. When combined with the unpredictability of parenting, especially infants or small children, the stress of it all starts to take a toll on them.
A single emotional meltdown has the capacity to derail the mother and the child for an entire week in terms of stress and timing!
If you’re stressed or preoccupied or stressed, you may be less efficient at your job and are more prone to making mistakes.
This is why you need to understand your needs and pay attention to yourself. Learn the art of stress management to ensure that you and your family can spend more peaceful time together.
If you’re someone who’s struggling to keep herself sane, these 4 stress-relieving tips will help strike a balance and establish healthy boundaries.
#1. Planning and Organizing
Being prepared for uncertainties is the best way to not lose your cool to avoid catastrophic situations.
Plan ahead and streamlining your routine is an excellent way to ensure that there’s going to be less fussing and forgetting important things.
A little planning and organizing will help you stay on top of your game.
#2. Establish Clear Boundaries
As a woman, you play many roles: partner, worker, daughter, etc. but when you have children, you also play the role of a mother. And let’s face it, we all want to ace all these roles.
However unrealistic that may be, we’re willing to go the extra mile…until we’re not.
Understand that in order to be the best mother you don’t have to say yes to everything. Learn to say “no” to things that aren’t important. Set clear boundaries at the beginning of the relationships to avoid stress later in life.
#3. Say Yes to Self-Care
A study conducted by Kelton Global and Birchbox found that 89% per cent of people believe that a few minutes of “me time” can make a big difference. However, only 40% of people have time for this.
Surprisingly, men are better at taking time for themselves and setting boundaries than women. 66% per cent of moms feel burnt out and overwhelmed (as opposed to 53% per cent of dads).
If you aren’t at your best (both mentally and physically), you won’t be able to give your best at your work or with your children.
To have a decent kind of focus and stamina to tend to your work and personal duties, you need to take care of yourself.
Follow the same technique that you want your kids to follow: eat healthy foods, drink enough water, exercise, a goodnight’s sleep and a few minutes to yourself.
Sure, it’s easier said than done but proper self-care is the key to being efficient at work as well as home.
#4. Seek Help
It’s normal to forget that there are people around you who’d love to help you every now and then.
Families would love to lend a hand if only someone asked them to! Neighbours and friends also rally and are pretty good supporters.
You can also hire help for all the extra chores such as picking up groceries, cooking and cleaning to make your life a little less hectic.
In addition to these stress-relieving tips for moms, it’s vital (and generally overlooked) to take your children’s stress into account.
You and your children can both benefit from stress-relieving practices such as deep breathing, spending quality time with loved ones and doing fun activities together.
Since young children and mothers are attuned to each other, the reduction in the stress levels of one helps both.
Author Bio: Shristi Patni
Shristi is a content writer and owner of F and B Recipes. She enjoys creating a List of Citrus Fruits or coming up with creative Food Blog Names. Formerly the Chief Content Officer at Raletta, she is currently working on her second cookbook.
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