Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Top tips for mums to relieve their stress

Having kids is a full-time job that all mums want to perform as best they can. However, it’s no secret that motherhood comes with a whole lot of stress and pressure that is difficult to handle.

Many parents feel like there are not enough hours in the day. Between caring for children, cooking dinner and trying to maintain your career – there hardly seems to be anytime for rest and time alone.

Parents have many responsibilities, and the biggest one is caring for another human from infancy to adulthood. Raising a child costs money, and this financial stress can put enormous strain on the parents’ relationship and friendships.

Childcare is costly – but it is also the only option for parents who need to work to support their family and career aspirations. Parents are overstressed, and many struggle to find time to relax and take a breath for themselves.

If you are a mother, here are a few easy ways you can relieve your stress today.

Don’t try to do it all

Children have busy social lives. Let your child pick a few activities to do each week, such as football, karate, and a play date with their friend. However, make sure these activities fit in with your schedule and what you need to do that week.

For example, if football starts at 4 pm and your working day doesn’t finish until 5 pm, you may need to find another football session in the area. Your child could do football practise on a Saturday instead when you have more free time. Do your research and find a compromise that works for both you and your child.

Listen to your body

A happy mum makes for a happy child. You need to look after yourself by eating the right foods, staying hydrated and taking some time to rest.

Listen to your body and pay attention when your mental health starts deteriorating or your body feels drained. Instead of working when the kids are in bed, put on your cosy night dress and watch your favourite movie.

Routine

Children thrive on routine. They know what to expect each day, and healthy habits start to come naturally. Routine can take a little bit of stress off your shoulders – especially if you pair it with an organisation system.

Try planning out the meals for the week, so you know exactly what you’re cooking every night and when you need to do a food shop. Keep your family calendar up to date and set alerts on your phone to remind you of non-uniform days and fancy-dress days. You will thank yourself later.

Give yourself a break

If you need to give your children frozen meals twice this week – so what? As long as you pair it with some fruit and vegetables, you’re good to go. The perfect parent does not exist, so give yourself a break!

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