Technology has made it possible for mommies to work at the comfort of their home. They don’t have to worry about leaving their babies with the nanny or think about not having to cook dinner for the family, and it certainly doesn’t make her less of a mom or wife because she can still do her duties.
“Research tells us that this is a common experience for those under stress. That everyone experiences stress and up to a certain level it can be helpful. Yet, stress can negatively impact one’s normal daily functioning or health.” Edna M. Esnil, PsyD said. But whoever said it is easy? Having to work and be a mom at the same time is double the stress. Imagine all the toxicity at work and all the pressure about doing all the chores at home combined! That’s how stressful it is for work-at-home moms.
It is vital that mommies get the rest they deserve, or too much stress from work and chores could affect their overall health. Sometimes, we overestimate them that we forget they are humans also. They get tired and need to rest from time to time, but time is the main problem for mothers. They seem to have no time for themselves!
If you are one of those moms who are in dire need of relaxation, yes, you deserve it! It doesn’t need you to be away, and it would not take too much of your time. You can do some of the simple de-stressing while you are at home.
Simple Ways Stay-At-Home Moms Can Relax And Be Stress-Free:
- Allocate at least 30 minutes each morning for You can sip some tea, meditate, or do yoga. It is up to you what you want to do with this free time as long as you are alone and there is nothing else in your mind but yourself. Marla W. Deibler, PsyD suggests that “Deep breathing encourages our body’s relaxation response. Other calming and stress-reducing activities include progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, Tai chi and yoga.”
- In the morning before you work or do chores, do some stretching. It will get rid of the tension from your muscles allowing you to feel energized and refreshed. Clinical psychologist Jenny C. Yip, PsyD said, “For starters, exercise releases endorphins, the body’s “feel-good hormones,” that can calm the mind and relax the body.”
- Set the alarm for all the things you need to do, or you could also write them down on a paper and post it where you will always see it. Indicate which time and which task you’re going to do. It will allow you to organize your day and prevent you from forgetting to do something.
- Drink plenty of water. If you are in front of a computer for eight longs hours or so, it is advisable that you keep a bottle of water beside you. It is good for the body because it prevents
- Go out every weekend. Watch a movie with friends or pamper yourself in a salon. Have a massage or your nails done. Do something that will benefit you mentally and emotionally. Andrea Bonior, PhD, clinical psychologist expresses that “Whether you suffer from seasonal affective disorder or not, the evidence is strong that getting outside just for a little bit can be very helpful.”
Having to do these things doesn’t make you less of a mother. But taking care of yourself, even though doesn’t seem it, is one way to love the people around you. You need to feel good physically, emotionally, and physically to take care of your family more.
Loving your husband and kids requires you to be healthy and lively. The mood of the entire house depends on your mood that’s why it is vital to take good care of yourself as well. Never think of it as a selfish act. It only means you love your family more because you are way past the need to feel happy with them, but you see through the necessity of being well and healthy to be there for them.