Five years ago, I embarked on my new role as a mother to a handsome, healthy baby boy. Love is bursting and so are the daily challenges of parenting. Think of juggling household chores, motherhood and work, I can only be dead tired most of the time and the feeling is overwhelming.
Through the years, I have learned to be strategic in managing our ‘daily chaos’ to protect my mental health. Just imagine the stress of having toddlers and the beauty and madness that these adorable kids bring to my life. Check these ways on how you can stop being overwhelmed by motherhood:
Keep Your Family Organized
Whether on app or a physical paper planner, you can organize your life and your family’s by writing down all important dates and activities for birthdays, family day at your kid’s school and the like. This way, you won’t be missing out on celebrating special events. More so, it’s a tool that helps you manage your time with your family.
Adhere to a Daily Routine
With children’s mood swings and short attention span, you can only extend your patience and understanding, otherwise, you’ll give in to your temper and be a monster mom. Don’t be that kind of mom. Instead, stick to a daily routine to help your children thrive and behave like setting consistent meal and bed times. Having a routine makes a less cranky kid.
Obviously, a messy house creates chaos and stress. According to research, a cluttered environment stimulates an adult to be overwhelmed and anxious. As such, collect unnecessary items in the house like unused toys and old clothes and donate them. Aside from feeling good, you get to make other people happy.
Take Care of Yourself
Above anything else, don’t forget to take care of yourself. Mamas, set time to pamper yourself once in awhile. A trip to the salon to paint your nails and get a new haircut will surely boost your confidence. Note that you cannot take care of anyone else when you don’t take care of yourself first, okay?