7 Ways to Beat Motherhood Stress Naturally!
Being a mother is probably the toughest job of all- you’ve got a ton of things to juggle both physically and mentally, and 24 hours in a day just don’t seem to be enough.
Here’s helping you take the stress out of motherhood and helping you enjoy at least a few moments of the ride that it is! Read on...
● Wake up 15 minutes early and spend that time for yourself. Easier said than done right? Well, just working on this little thing can work wonders and help you feel better and glide throughout the day in a more positive mood. Spending a few minutes only for yourself, preparing yourself for the day and practising mindfulness in those few initial minutes of the day undisturbed can be more healing than you can ever imagine.
● Be flexible with your routine- all throughout the years you may have developed a sort of fixed routine for specific things, and now with your little one, things can change, and they will. Don’t beat yourself up if dinner isn’t served in bone china at sharp 9.00 pm. It’s okay. Don’t be too hard on yourself. Take it easy. You’re doing a lot already!
● Relax and unwind with essential oils- in the recent years, they have gained a lot of popularity and you can use them for anything from curbing migraine headaches to getting a good night’s sleep. Choose from oils like lavender, cedarwood and chamomile for relaxation. It has also been found that mint benefits weight loss and others like tea tree oil and orange oil can help lift your spirits and make you feel more energetic.
● Bathe it out! Believe it or not, a quick shower or a warm bath can literally wash away all your stress and anxiety and make you feel loads better! So whether you’re all cranky or just need a break but can’t step out of your home, this one’s the perfect mini-escape you need.
● Start small- once your little one is out into the world, you may be itching to get on with a routine that allows you to do everything on time, but don’t be in a hurry to get it all sorted at once. Take small, manageable steps and work your way around it all. For example, start with getting back onto having home cooked meals every weekend, and then gradually start with doing it 4 days a week and upward.
● Become your own best friend- postpartum depression is very real, and at times, you may feel isolated, alone and even worthless because you may not be able to get back to work. Self talk can help a lot during those times, and you can start to help yourself feel better in times when you’re feeling low. Tell yourself it is okay to be stressed about motherhood, and it is okay to let the dad take care of some parenting tasks sometimes.
● Be spontaneous. Things can definitely get boring if you’ve got a little one that needs a lot of care and attention all the time. Try to do spontaneous walks or trips to a nearby mall, or just small stuff like eating dinner in reverse or celebrating a celeb’s birthday that both you and your partner hate. It can make the entire process a lot lighter and happier and can help strengthen the bond between you and your partner too!
Following these simple and actionable tips can go a long way in helping you recover (if you’ve recently given birth) or handle the ongoing beautiful stress of parenting.
Today's guest post was from Enozia Vakil from BeautyJunctionOnline.com. Enozia is a freelance writer and editor. She loves blogging and learning something new everyday!
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