Mothers are expected to be strong. We are the ones who hold our families together; without us it seems like the rest of the family can’t manage and is lost. But what about when mothers feel lost? What about when we don’t feel strong? Finding ways to relieve stress is a necessity for our sanity and overall well-being.
We are maids, cooks, teachers, advisors, lovers, entertainers, problem solvers, mediators.. We rarely have time to just be people. We give so much of ourselves each day to ensure everyone else is thriving and happy, that we hardly have anything left for ourselves. Some of us have even lost our identities along the way. Who am I, outside of being a mother?
It’s terrifying. It’s like you are grieving a part of yourself. It’s all too easy to get sucked into the negative emotions that come with that. And the stress? There are about a million reasons why moms stress. How do we keep ourselves from getting all wound up and letting it get the best of us? There are very simple ways to relieve stress but sometimes we don’t even think of doing them because we’re busy trying to do all the things. Here are a few things you can do to help you breathe again.
15 Ways To Relieve Stress
- Call a friend
- Create something
- Go outside
- Slow down
- Put on some music
- Remember that, this too shall pass
- Don’t over-schedule yourself
- Take a nap
- Eat something healthy
- Take a deep breath
- Trash negative thoughts
- Disconnect from social media + tech
The title says 15 ways, but here’s an extra one. I know I talk a lot about positive affirmations but there is so much power behind them. I’ve found that, for me, it’s one of the best ways to relieve stress. And when you’ve experienced that power it’s hard not to share it! Enter your email and I’ll send you 16 positive affirmation cards for when you need to shake off those bad vibes!