5 Ways To Beat Stress
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It's a sad fact that stress and motherhood go hand in hand. Even on a regular day, more than 70% of mothers find themselves stressed out most of the time. And each one copes with it in a different way.
However, during these past few months, normal methods to fight stress don't seem to be working. Remember, during the lockdown, these problems can grow and lead to anxiety and even depression. It is now more important than ever to keep your mind in sync with your healthy body and soul.
Here are some ways to relieve tension and stress in between chores:
- Go for occasional walks
Keeping a cool, clear head is critical, albeit easier said than done. Especially, in Indian families where mothers follow the role of caretakers 24*7. This can take an emotional toll on moms and it is very important to get rid of this negative energy. One of the easiest ways to do so is to take a walk. You can take a quick stroll around the block with your baby too.
Try taking deep breaths to get back in the game. Doing this with your kid can help him or her to enjoy it. Remember you both need time to relax your mind.
- Listen to soothing music
Kids get really cranky at times and this could adversely affect mothers. With all the office and/or housework, handling an annoyed child can be too much sometimes. At such times when you're losing your mind and don’t know what to do, just play some music. Soothing, calming music is an amazing stress-buster and mind-massager.
There are many times when I show a tendency of depression. This is quite normal. From the day I got pregnant, I kept having bouts of depression. It’s mainly because mothers feel stranded. It’s best to scribble all these feelings down. You could make it a habit and journal your thoughts daily. This is an effective way of understanding your own needs and sort your thoughts.
- Talk to someone
Talk it out. No matter what you're going through, just vent.
It's not only a way to get hold of your emotions but can also offer perspective. You can talk to someone who you are comfortable with, whether it is your spouse, sister, brother, mother, or your 3 am friend can lend you an ear.
During difficult times the environment of the house can become depressing. The best way to clear away this pressure is to practice yoga. You will be surprised how this will also help your kid develop fine and gross motor skills. They will watch you and learn. This could help you and them in many ways.
- Helps in building immunity
- Better balance
- Helps in the development of your brain
- Builds a healthy body
- A rush of endorphins (happy hormones)
...and so much more
You must remember kids are very absorbent of their environment. Your mood affects your child too. So, it's worth it to be in your best behavior, even on your worst days. For that, you must keep the mood clear and these tips would help moms keep their mind, and body fit. In case you try other ways to keep yourself sane then do share it for other moms in the comment section.
While everyone in the family is responsible for the mother's well-being and sharing the load, you are accountable for your mental health too.
Incorporating these simple habits into daily life is worth giving a try.