Updated: Sep 1
Moms work 24 HOURS in a day if you ask me. We are always on the run whether we are a working mom or a stay-at-home mom. It seems like there is never enough time in the day to get everything on our pre-fabricated mental CHECKLIST accomplished.
However, it does not have to be this way. We were never made to be ROBOTS. So how do we survive PARENTING?
Here are my 10 SELF-CARE tips that you can utilize to ensure that you have a "peace of mind". Because if mommy isn’t happy, nobody is!
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“Get rid of the pre-fabricated mental checklist. You're not a robot!"
1. KNOW YOUR IDENTITY
Who are you? Do you work well with others, or are you a lone ranger? Are you adventurous or prefer a more relaxed lifestyle?
Knowing who you are is the first step in the game of survival in Parenting. When you do know yourself, you are more likely to schedule your activities or priorities around what keeps you relaxed and feeling accomplished, more than what gets you really upset.
Trying to eliminate your stress triggers by knowing who you are as much as possible is key to maintaining a good balance and positive flow in your life when you have kids. Children come with more responsibility and a greater need for time and attention and therefore balancing that with your tolerance level will decrease much more of your fights with your children on a daily basis.
For example, prior to having kids, I enjoyed lots of quiet time, which included going for nature walks whenever I could. After having children, I didn't give up on what I liked doing, but instead, I tied it in with my need for quiet time perfectly by going for walks with my children.