Mom Stress: What Can You Do About It?
Moms are the busiest people on the planet. From getting the kids off to
school to going to basketball games to overseeing sleepovers, in addition to the
moms who also work outside the home, a mom's feet never seem to stay still.
This full on pace sends
stress levels sky high and that's not good because it can have an effect on
so many areas of life such as work, family, and other relationships.
Stress can cause Mom to experience frustration, short fuse, and
lack of focus. For
stress management is a
So what can you do about
mom stress? Try the following suggestions:
1. Make time for you. Without the kids. Its very important to maintain your own
sense of self and sometimes this can be difficult to do when you never actually
have any 'you' time. This could be losing yourself in a great short story or
wandering the shops at the mall or making time for a pedicure. Whatever you
think of when you think of a treat is what you need to organize.
2. Listen to relaxing CDs on your journey to work, while at work, around the
house and while going to sleep. Music has a way of calming and soothing the mind
3. Learn how to relax.
One simple way to relax is to focus on your breath. Breath in deeply through the
nose pulling the belly button toward the spine, hold for a few seconds, and then
slowly release. Busy moms will be pleasantly surprised at how this simple
technique can result in a more relaxed body and mind.
4. Exercise Needs To Be A Priority. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress
and manage your energy levels. It doesn't have to be a big deal. It could be
bouncing on a mini trampoline while the kids watch TV or going for a walk or
just deliberately parking further away so you get the chance to squeeze in a
5. Eat Healthy. There are foods that promote calmness as well as foods that
increase stress levels. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables and staying away from
refined and processed foods helps. Healthy eating is very important for any busy
mom. Taking a look at your eating habits and making the necessary changes can
result in increased optimal health.
6. Make time to see friends. It is important to have at least one relationship
where you can just vent and know that a listening ear and unconditional
acceptance will be given.
Being a mom doesn't have to mean
once you learn how to
manage stress. While you may not achieve a totally
stress free life but
you will be able to reduce it to a manageable level.