HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS AS A STAY AT HOME MOM

To be completely honest, I have a draft I have been working on for two days now all about Tailwind and how I use it to increase traffic to my blog, but I am not feeling up to writing about that today.

I really wanted to follow up my update with an amazing blog post to help others grow their online business.

But, as I sit here writing this, I am really stressed about different things that are currently going on in my life right now.

I have an amazing life, don’t get me wrong, but being a stay at home mom has both its benefits and its cons.

And I think that any stay at home mom knows that.

It can be lonely, challenging, and chaotic all at once with no end, but there are some special moments mixed in there.

With life, I have learned you have to deal with the good and bad because life is truly a roller coaster of emotions.

No ones life is perfect. There is not one person out there who doesn’t have a single problem to deal with. Everyone has their problems. So know that you are not alone in wanting some tips on how to stay motivated and to be the best mother you can be.

For me, it really is all about making the best of the moments and taking time out to just have quiet time to reflect on the good things in life.

Now this definitely doesn’t work all the time and when this doesn’t work I look for positivity in other ways.

I..

  • Write
  • Exercise
  • Go outside
  • Create things
  • Learn new things
  • Take a quiet bath
  • Set quiet time for kids
  • Do an activity I enjoy
  • Get out without kids if possible
  • Drink some coffee
  • Sit alone in silence
  • Pray
  • Meal plan
  • Mark an item off my to do list
  • Try to figure out solutions
  • Bake a new or old recipe
  • Cook a new or old recipe

What I don’t do is..

  • Bottle up my emotions
  • Avoid the problems
  • Get lazy
  • Avoid my kids and family

I am guilty of sometimes just not wanting to do anything because I have the weight of life issues on my shoulders.

I am truly blessed to share that weight with my husband. I can’t imagine how difficult it is to be a single mother, although I was a young single mom 13 years ago.

I still couldn’t imagine getting through this time in life alone. I probably would reach out to friends or family that could be there for support if I had to face motherhood alone.

Well hey, I didn’t want to make this one super long with the details. I am sure a lot of you have tried these methods or some of these methods before.

What it comes down to is moms need to practice self care more.

Even if it is one hour to do something your passionate it about, believe me it will make a ton of difference in how you feel.

-Jenn

Photo Credit: @travel_colorado_denver

Got some more ideas?

Leave them in the comments so other moms can find more ways to be the best mom they can be.

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