Motherhood is a bliss, but let’s face it motherhood also brings a lot of responsibilities! It brings about humility in women about their womanhood. But are you ready to give up all your ‘me-time’ moments like your gym routine, long-breakfast with good music, dining out with friends, travelling etc. and replace it with 5:00 a.m. wake-up call, post-diaper-explosion cleaning intensive, microwaved leftover dinner.
While for non-working moms, it can seem a steady job. Even some working moms surrounded by chaos can pull it off in an effortless, calm, peace and control. But this is not the case for all the moms. Therefore, here are some self-care strategies that can help you keep your cool and boost your calm-mom powers.
- Focus in the Present Moment
The effective brain programming in a kid is done till the age of seven, so if you choose to focus only on your child’s development, you will have to focus on the right now! For instance, if you are in a car with your child, turn off the radio, and even your cell phone and try to have a conversation with your kid.
You can remind yourself this by hanging a tag in the car that either reads ‘here, now, or be right there in moment.’ Don’t forget to rejuvenate yourself with some self Care Practices for Moms.
- Give your Kid Some Space
As a parent, it is your responsibility to make your kid’s generation forward. You can look at the situation like ‘how would you re-parent yourself if you feel some shortcomings you perceive in your parents parented you. It is essential because the more awareness you as a mom possess, you will be less likely to project your struggles onto your children. Also, stop taking your kids towards perfection and start unlocking their natural talents to maintain healthy mother-child relations.
- Simplify and Organize
You don’t have to do it every single day! You can cut down on your chores on weekends and shift your vacuuming task for the next week. Keep your hands off your to-do list on a Saturday (physically and mentally), make the most of the day by doing any activity with your kid. Be childlike while you play with your kid and focus on the activity on what you are doing together.
- Connect with Yourself
Don’t try to be the perfect mom, or don’t let your kid chase perfection. Make the learning and good-time together your prime focus. However, it won’t be wrong to take time out for yourself and reconnect with what you used to love before you had kids. Be a part of self-care strategies for moms—join a book club, take dance classes, plan a spa, and drive to your dining destination. Cultivate the habit of honest friendship and don’t focus on competition. Most importantly, don’t forget to breathe.