Being a mother is not an easy thing. To be direct, it is tiring. Especially to new moms, motherhood will drain everything out of you. Having said this, listed below are some tips to lessen the stress of mothers:
- Start organizing. Being organized means having routines and schedules. It is necessary for mothers especially the new ones to get used to welcoming and engaging themselves to different chores and of course mom duties. But of course, do not be too pressured on strictly following the schedule. There will be times that you will not be able to do everything on time and as scheduled and it is totally fine.
- Engage yourself in different recreational activities. Only if you can and if you have time. Definitely your priority will always be your family, particularly your children. But if you and your family are already doing the routine effectively and efficiently, try doing a different activity as an individual. There will always be the what we call “mom-guilt” and it is okay. It is normal. Do not be afraid to push through with an activity that you plan for yourself. It does not have to be sports. You can invest or purchase a large throat sewing machines for quilting, this can encourage you to try out new things that you will surely enjoy even after years.
- Always think positive. Thinking positive all the time does not mean you will not give yourself the chance to rant, to feel bad, or to get frustrations. Remember that you all have the right to feel everything especially if you are tired after a very long day with your kids, doing the chores, and sometimes, juggling work and study with family. Maintaining a positive or a brighter mentality means coping with any situation and moving forward after.
Motherhood can bring both the best and worst in you, but one thing is for sure, being a mom is the most rewarding task, duty, or whatever you call it, you can have in your life.