how to be a Happy Mom
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Tired of Parenting ? How to Re-Energize to be a Happy Mom

How to be a Happy Mom? Difficult yet amazing. Infact its a feeling beyond compare, a life changing experience!

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Being a Happy Mom can be difficult.

When I decided to be a part of #Momology blog train, least did I know that I will be visiting memory lane once again. Being a mother at the age of 20 was not a very easy task at all. I would cry in solitude, feel so burdened with housework and sometimes hated the whole experience. That change was tough, I am sure all young moms understand what I went through.

The mornings when you feel it was night ten minutes ago, your eyes don’t open because you are so tired. You forcefully go through the morning routine, getting the buckets of laundry done, folding clothes, cooking, sterilizing milk bottles. Uff, its endless. What are you to do? But fret and fume.

These are the days when a strong sip of black coffee is not enough to snap you out of your low feeling.

Motherhood is hard, but not so hard that you can’t find a way to deal with it. After years of experience and working as a pre school teacher I discovered a few tricks and ways to be a happy Mom.

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How to be a Happy Mom

1. Deep breathing and stretching exercises

While dealing with newborns, you need to be very patient, especially with a crying baby.  Breathe slowly and steadily. Once done continuously it will become a practice. You can even do so while while you’re interacting or feeding your baby. A sense of calm will arise and a positive gush of blood to the brain giving you that boost to deal with it. A few more tips here to deal with PMS and mood swings and How to be a happy Mom.

2. Talk to a friend

Sometimes just talking to a friend or your Mom can release stress. Sharing is caring, they say. It immediately has a therapeutic effect over you. Trust me, its tried and tested. My Mom would sympathise with me with positive stories of my childhood days, we would have a good laugh together and boom! I felt that instant recharge of energy.

3. Ask your husband to help out

Its the age of equals, sharing chores and equal parenting. Nowadays husbands take responsibility and are willing to help out in every way. Make it a point to asign certain tasks to ease out your work. My husband would help rock the crying baby, fold clothes and even help out during bath time. Dont forget to thank them and appreciate a caring husband.

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4. Make a priority list 

One of the main reasons for burn out  is overwork. Overwork can include family, and social obligations. Try to streamline your list of “must-do” activities. Learn to say “No”. You cannot please the entire world around you.  Set your priorities in terms of the most important tasks. List down those that are less important. Dishes and an untidy cupboard can wait but not a doctor’s appointment.

5. Get a massage

A massage is the quickest way to reduce or remove stress. Stress can create tension in muscles, especially the muscles around the shoulders, neck, arms, and face that can cause headaches. A shoulder rub, leg massage or good body massage can reduce stress, and induce good sleep.

6. Eat well

Instead of giving in to your cravings and blaming it on hormones, try to eat a well-balanced diet. It will help you feel better in general. This could also help control your moods. Your meals should be full of seasonal fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and  protein for energy.

Sweetannu

 

How to be a happy Mom post is a part of Momology blog train hosted by Thoughts by Geethica, Slimexpectations, Mummasaurus and Truly Yours Roma sponsored by FirstCry Intellikit, Instacuppa, Diet Funda, Hugs n tugs, Tina Basu, Unorthodoxpeeps, Lotus Herbals baby and Shumee toys.

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“I would like to thank Kapila Rattan Bhowmik for introducing me in the Momology Blog Train. You can read more about her work at  http://www.everylittlethinghappiness.com

Parenthood is indeed a life- changing moment. It doesn’t feel so bad after all these years. Just like the most delightful and rewarding experience of my lifetime.


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14 Comments

  • Ritu Kalra

    Very true…being a mom is a very stressful job .. its very important to destress oneself so that we can be happy..For me, music is the best way to destress myself

  • Alpana Deo

    Surprisingly, it doesn’t take s lot of efforts to bring these changes in our routine but we tend to overlook them. Motherhood comes with it’s own challenges but if we can incorporate these tips then it will be enjoyable and not exhaustive.
    #Momology

  • anupriya

    Amongst so many post I have read on this linky, just this one talks about seeking husbands help. So proud of you to not undermine the cooperative instincts of the man of the house. Kudos to you!

  • Kristine

    Such a great article. agree to all the points here. eating well is a key, you know what, I would actually also blame not eating to my hormones and what not, but since I started eating well, I started feeling better about myself too. If you are lucky enough to have a partner who can actually help you , thats great otherwise we are all in this alone and nobody can take all that stress that moms can. thank you for the great post, I would also love to check out #Momology blog train. 🙂

  • Geethica Mehra

    You look beautiful in these pictures, Anahita. I am also a young mom with my first baby when I was 23 years old. Raising kids when my friends were updating their job status was very depressing that time. Slowly and gradually, I grew up with my kids and realised that every life is different and we need to mend ways and accept reality. Your stress relieving points are very apt and practical.
    Thank you for participating in Momology

  • amar singh

    A great read and reminded me of the time are kids were little. I remember how touch it was for my wife and a post like this would have surely helped her at the time. Deep breathing and speaking to a friend are the most simple yet effective ones i must say

  • lisa

    Of course, I have to brag about this. I am on cloud nine to meet my close family. Roaming in the streets of Hyderabad made me remember many happy moments. The love and affection of the family members brought tears too. I am enjoying to the full extent.

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