7 Stress-Relieving Strategies for Busy Moms

de-stressing stress May 13, 2022

Have you ever felt tugged in a million different directions? Your son demands one thing, your partner expects another, and perhaps we shouldn't even consider other responsibilities like housekeeping or your job.

Raising a family is good for your heart, yet the duties of motherhood can be so enormous that the stress can become overpowering.

Take a deep breath and know that there is support if you are fatigued and frustrated by the balancing act at the end of the day.

Consider the following strategies for dealing with stress in a chaotic environment:

  • Concentrate on what you have control over. When things don't go our way, it's natural to feel stressed. Learning to focus our attention on what we can control is one of life's most crucial skills.

 

There will be times when your son does not behave as you would like. Remember that you have no control over how you act, but you do have power over how you set an example for children and how you react to their actions.

 

  • Put quality time first. Consider how you spend your daily time. It's crucial not to feel guilty about the time you spend away from your family if you work while raising your children. Rather, ensure that the time you do spend with them is of high quality, meaning you are being present in the moment.

- Make time to read to them before they go to bed.
- Play games, sports, or toys with your son.
- Teach him new skills, such as how to make his favorite meal.

 

  • Breathe. Take a deep breath when you're stressed. Breathing helps you relax by increasing the amount of oxygen that gets to your brain. Intentionally taking deep breaths draws your attention away from the stressful environment and toward your body.

 

  • Make the most of your family's time. Is there a way for you and your family to schedule chores to be completed as soon as possible so that everyone can spend more time together? Even if it seems like the tasks never stop, tiny adjustments can make a huge difference.

- Ask for help. If you're feeling overwhelmed, ask for help from your partner, family, or a friend. It could be as basic as listening or looking after the kids for an afternoon.
- Consider your life's top priorities. If spending quality time with your son is important to you, consider if you actually make it a priority.
- Learn to recognize what isn't genuinely urgent and what isn't. In our brains, we sometimes generate a sense of urgency. What items can be put off until a later date?

 

  • Exercise. Physical activity may refresh your body and mind, even if it is difficult to incorporate into your busy routine. Simply being outside can help you clear your mind. If you're having trouble fitting fitness into your schedule, start by making it a family activity.

- Schedule regular family walks.
- Go to the park with your kids.
- Attend a Zumba or dancing class with your family.
- Take up a family activity such as cycling or hiking.

 

  • Recognize your triggers. Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and consider what makes you feel certain emotions. What irritates you? What causes you to be worried? When do you recognize you're becoming enraged? The first step in controlling how you react to these situations is to identify your triggers.

 

  • Set boundaries. What are some instances in your life that cause you unnecessary stress? Consider what you require in order to be happy. Perhaps you're stressed because you're getting work calls during dinner with your family. Alternatively, you may have noticed that you are not getting enough alone time.

- Set boundaries with those around you by making your needs known.

 

Motherhood has a lot of demands. It's easy to feel overwhelmed and like you're not contributing enough, especially when you want to share your world with everyone.

Not only will taking efforts to control your stress benefit you, but it will also benefit those around you. You will be able to provide more if you are honest with others around you about how you feel and what you require.

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