Top Tips for Moms to get relief from Stress

Tips-for-Moms-to-get-relief-from-StressMoms have a big role to play in managing the home, bringing up the kids, manage financial requirements of home, take care of family members and maintaining harmony at home.

Most home managements tasks can get accomplished when you plan your work and then work your plan.  A big step in making this happen is to do today’s work today.

The cornerstone in each home is the mother. It’s the cornerstone that keeps the structure on the square, and this is what mothers do for the home. In order to be fit for the family, however, you first have to be fit by taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually. With several responsibilities and multi tasking in the role of a mom, you need to get relief from stress

The top 30 Proven tips for Stress relief

  1. Get up fifteen minutes earlier in the morning.  The unavoidable morning mishaps will be less stressful. You will also get time to do scripture reading and thank God with a prayer. Your day will be blessed and you will get direction to proceed with your tasks.
  2. Prepare for the morning the evening before.  Tidy up before retiring for the night.  We refer to this as putting the house to bed before you go to bed. This helps you get a good start the next morning.  A little twist to the old adage reminds us that “an ounce of evening is worth a pound of morning.” Eg: Chop the veggies, plan the menu, put out the clothes you plan to wear, etc.
  3. Don’t rely on your memory.  Write down appointment times, extra milk purchased, laundry details, date cooking gas was replaced, etc
  4. Make duplicates of keys.  Keep a duplicate key set for critical doors and cupboards. This will save time in an emergency.
  5. Allow 15 minutes of extra time to get to appointments. Plan to reach the places of appointments 15 mins in advance especially doctor visit. Arrive at the railway station or an airport one hour before domestic departures.
  6. Get up and stretch periodically if your job requires that you sit for extended periods.
  7. Add an ounce of love to everything you do. You will feel the positive energy flowing.
  8. Take a hot bath or shower (or a cool one in hot summer) to relieve tension.
  9. Do something for somebody else. Learn to share and give.
  10. Focus on understanding rather than on being understood; on loving rather than on being loved.
  11. Relax your standards.  The world will not end if the grass doesn’t get mowed this weekend.
  12. Get enough sleep.  If necessary, use an alarm clock to remind you to go to bed.
  13. Create order out of chaos.  Organize your home and workspace so that you always know exactly where things are.  Put things away where they belong and you won’t have to go through the stress of losing things.
  14. When feeling stressed, most people tend to breathe short, shallow breaths.  When you breathe like this, stale air is not expelled, oxidation of the tissues is incomplete, and muscle tension frequently results.  Check your breathing throughout the day, before, during, and after high-pressure situations.  If you find your stomach muscles knotted and your breathing is shallow, relax all your muscles and take several deep, slow breaths.
  15. Writing your thoughts and feelings down (in a journal, or on paper to  be thrown away) can help you clarify things and can give you a renewed perspective
  16. Try the following yoga technique whenever you feel the need to relax. Inhale deeply through your nose to the count of eight.  Then, with lips puckered, exhale very slowly through your mouth to the count of 16, or for as long as you can.  Concentrate on the long sighing sound and feel the tension dissolve.  Repeat 10 times.
  17. Minimize intake of caffeine in your diet
  18. Talk it out.  Discussing your problems with a trusted friend can help clear your mind of confusion so you can concentrate on problem solving.
  19. Learn to live one day at a time.
  20. Every day, do something you really enjoy. Enjoy the work you do
  21. Use your weekend time for a change of pace. Plan for an outing with family and have a get together. Keep away from the same activities you do in the week.
  22. Plan ahead. Always set up contingency plans. Avoid stock out position at home. Keep a watch of your surroundings and plan for ‘ just in case’
  23. Simplify your work. Make life easy. Ensure preventive maintenance for all electrical and electronic gadgets.
  24. Eliminate destructive self-talk:  “I’m too old to. . .,”  “I’m too fat to. . .,” etc.
  25. Say “No!”  Saying “no” to extra projects, social activities, and invitations you know you don’t have the time or energy. You can instead spend quality time with family.
  26. One of the most obvious ways to avoid unnecessary stress is to select an environment (work, home, leisure) which is in line with your personal needs and desires.
  27. Allow yourself time – everyday – for privacy, quiet, and introspection. Whatever you want to do tomorrow, do today; whatever you want to do today, do it now.
  28. Learn to delegate responsibility to capable others. Encourages caring and communication among family members.
  29. Have a forgiving view of events and people.  Accept the fact that we live in an imperfect world.
  30. Have an optimistic view of the world.  Believe that most people are doing the best they can.

In summary it’s when you as mother are strong that you can lend strength to your family.  It’s when the house is first stabilized by doing today’s work today that progress can be made in other areas of home management. Therefore it’s at this point that family and personal projects and activities are most likely to bring enjoyment and satisfaction. It’s all about the cornerstone, foundation, and structure concept in doing today’s work today.

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