Ways A Mother Can Relieve Stress

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Life with kids is wonderful, fun, and full of moments to remember. There is also the stressful times as well.

I have two small boys who can both be ornery and get into trouble.

I am sure since they are small, the stressful times will become larger as they grow and find bigger troubles to get into.

5 ways a mother can relieve stress

What happens when you hear “MOM!” and you walk in to find your kid has found the flour and dumped it all over the floor, them, and the dog is running away screaming looking ghostly??

It may be one of those situations where your stress level goes up.

Money situations, family squabbles, and about a million other things that could happen could cause your stress level to go up.

What do you do?

5 ways you can bring your stress level to a minimum:

Take a Breath

Before you act on your feelings, take a breath.

Leave the room for a bit if you need to collect yourself.

If the kids did something, remember, they are kids.

They are learning, explain to them what happened and why you are upset.

Do something to take your mind off the problem

Sometimes the things that cause us stress, we have no control over.

Instead of stewing over it, get your mind off it.

I personally enjoy crochet.

So I will pick up my yarn and hook and go about making something that doesn’t require much thought.

Learn to say “NO”

As moms, we tend to want to do everything.

Running the kids to school, after-school activities, clubs, camps or taking charge of the local bake sale, scouts, and other activities can wear us down. You need to set a limit to what you are comfortable with.

Don’t spread yourself thin.

Take time for Mom

What did I just say??

Yes, you need to take time for yourself.

Even if it is escaping to take a relaxing bath.

You are away from everyone and you can relax.

Doing this will help keep your stress from compounding.

Get some Sleep

I find the days that I don’t get a good nights sleep, I tend to get stressed out more easily.

I know as a mom, getting sleep can be very hard.  I

have a teething son right now so I get woken up several times in the night.

I just try to get to bed a little bit earlier than normal to help with the lack of sleep.

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6 Comments

  1. Angela McKinney says:

    Great tips! The sleep one is one that I really need to work on. I do not get enough sleep and am stressed easily. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  2. All of these are great tips for us overworked moms! The hardest for me is saying no!

  3. LOL I can testify that the stress of having young children doesn’t go away when they get older the problems just change! The most important thing to do is to take care of you! Take the time to get away from the pressure and enjoy the moments that are happy and full of fun! Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party :)

  4. Cydnee/Tampa Cake Girl says:

    Great ideas and suggestions. Thank you very much for joining in the celebration of #purebloglove, we enjoy having you each week. I hope to see you on Thursday at 8PM, EST through Sunday night. ~Cydnee

  5. Sarah Palmer says:

    Great post! I had 4 kids in 4.5 years and sometimes it gets downright crazy at our house. lol. I’m always looking for ways to handle stress better and it’s a total bonus when I can share what I’ve learned with my little people. Pinning! Thanks for linking to Tips & Tricks. Can’t wait to see what you link up next. :)

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