If you are overwhelmed, the house is messy , sink full of dirty dishes , kids screaming if your answer is yes then this post is for you.
First of a all I want you to take deep breaths and take a step back . Everything can wait but your health cannot. Your body and mind needs to be healthy.
I am going to share my favourite ways to save your sanity.
Plan ahead :
Pretty basic isn’t it ? Everyone knows you should plan ahead but with kids and home life is not perfect. Things happen. Anyhow , keep a journal a notepad or your phone whatever suits you to help you stay on top of your schedule.
Keep tons of healthy snacks
A hungry baby is a cranky baby and who needs a crying baby when you are on verge of loosing your mind. Always keep snacks available always. Just in case you are sick, tired or cannot keep up with healthy cooking 24/7 you can still feed your kids.
Everyone has to deal with different kinds of stress. But for stay at home moms it’s like dealing with stress from the moment you wake up till you doze off for sleep. You cannot pour from an empty cup. De-stress by whatever means you want to let it be music, favourite movie, talking to a friend , going out of the house , taking a long bath whatever works for you .
Being active :
We often tend to let go of our needs and put our kids first. So I cannot make it to the gym I simple do not have time for that . But that is no excuse being active will help you enormously so go for a walk/run/ weights/cardio whatever you can do even from home. But getting out in the fresh air is best.
Spending one on one time with your partner is extremely important. Set a reminder on your phone for date night and rekindle the love. It’s important for you two to have a break.
You are a stay at home mom doesn’t mean all kids related activity is to be done by you . Involve your partner with kids and help him bond with his children.
Ask for help :
You are not a super woman. If you need help please ask for it. People around you won’t know unless you tell them.
Take it slow:
The days are long but the years are short. I know it can be frustrating and stressful to deal with little humans but remember they are little only once . They won’t remember a perfectly clean home, perfectly dressed mom or home cooked food. Not that you overlook all this but I don’t want you to miss out on the joys of motherhood. Nothing has to be perfect let it be imperfect and sink in these moments.