Many moms are experiencing high levels of stress right now. Between current events, work, and remote learning moms have simply added so much to their already full plates. While the current times make stressed out moms a reasonable expectation, you don’t have to live all stressed out!
Today we’re diving into the topic of stressed-out moms and sharing some tricks to help moms everywhere chill out. These tricks will inspire you to take a moment each day to remember what matters most, your family, and the roof over your head so that outside events won’t deter you from having inner peace.
Know Your Stress Signs
Before we get into the tricks you can practice to reduce stress and calm yourself amidst a world of chaos, is to recognize your stress signs. This could be clenching your jaw, inability to focus, irritability, tension, or feeling sleepier than normal. You should learn to know your stress signs so that you can quickly implement some of the below tricks to reduce stress and chill out.
The first trick to help stressed-out moms chill is to start placing more focus on being content. Practicing contentment involves being aware and thankful for what you do have going right. This may be something as small as dinner was cooked and everyone enjoyed it. This may look something like, you washed, dried, and folded laundry on the same day. Start being satisfied with what goes right each day.
Take a Break
While we understand taking a break sounds impossible when you have to work, complete household tasks, handle remote learning and all the other to-do’s on your list, you must take a break. Try to schedule a minimum of 15 minutes in between tasks so that you’re able to transition calmly to a new task during your busy day.
In a world that’s constantly changing, you must find ways to be consistent. Consistency can reduce stress very easily. Each night make a list of what you’ll do the next day. Stick to this list and practice the daily habit of consistency with your work, parenting, and household duties. Maintaining a consistent schedule will help keep more things predictable in life, thus reducing stress.
Learn Deep Breathing
Two practices that you can start using as a daily habit to maintain inner peace are; deep-breathing techniques and meditation. The concept of meditation is something that many moms overlook. They feel you have to take more time in the day to meditate, but this isn’t true. Deep breathing and meditation can be practice anywhere and at any time. Simply learn these practices and implement them when you feel like you’re starting to get overwhelmed. This will return you to a calmer state of mind.
These are just some of our favorite tricks to help stressed-out moms chill a little. While we can’t provide the solution for every particular stressful situation, the above tricks will help reduce the risk of having you fall into an utter meltdown, thus being no help to anyone.