I\’d love to think, I am not alone. We are not alone. After getting into some intentional choices and do more of self-care, I now came to realized that being a mom is a constant hard work. I think making it work everyday is – brave. And, getting up the next day to do it all over again is what makes us amazingly brave! Keep in mind that not everyone is being gifted of this opportunity to stay home and raise our own kids.
We all have our own unique journey. We all have our own success and failures that comes in our own time frame. I can clearly admit that this thing was just purely out of boredom and we need to take back our full control to get back on our amazing role.
Here\’s 5 Simple ways to get started on getting back all the good thoughts and combat that sad feeling that causes significant anxiety.
Take a necessary break to recharge and rejuvenate. Take your own pace in doing things. There\’s no rule to finish that house work within the day. Learn to prioritize things that needs immediate attention and learn to take it slow. In this case, there\’s plenty of \”me-time\” to enjoy.
Even a long uninterrupted shower break feels like a vacation, agree?
A time away from routine also helps. Emphasize the importance of travel in your life. Take trips to help you gain a greater appreciation for everything in your life.
2. Eat right.
It is important to stay healthy but allow yourself on few crappy cravings that helps boost your appetite.
Exercise can always makes you feel better. There\’s no excuse, you owe this to yourself as part of self-care. Give yourself even 20 minutes a day of realistic workouts. Don\’t push too hard on planking! Again, be realistic. Start with simple exercises and some body stretches.
4. Get a hobby.
Focus on your interest and follow your passion. One good advice that I got from an interview with Josiane Peluso from Hobby Jam is to:
\”Forget about how you think you look to others and enjoy yourself.\”
Go find that therapeutic hobby that helps refocus thoughts and mind.
Go out with friends. Connect with real people that brings out the best in you. Find a support group where you can talk and laugh about those messy truth and learn to accept everything as part of this normal life. We need to regain our balance and look after ourselves first to be able to look after our family.