Stress Management Tips For Working Mothers
Working mothers often feel pulled in a million directions. But learning how to effectively manage daily stressors will prepared you for major stressors in the future, such as financial or health emergencies. Here are some basic tips to prevent stress from stealing your sanity.
The duration and quality of your sleep affects your body in so many ways. Your mind and body will better cope with emotional and physical stress if allowed enough time to "heal" at the end of the day. Seven to nine hours a night of uninterrupted sleep is ideal. If you're short on
Make a list of both daily and long-term priorities for yourself. While your daily errands may be easier to organize, make sure to check in with your overall priorities as well. If you feel you are not spending enough time alone or with your family, perhaps chores and other household demands can wait. Certified hypnotherapist Loretta Sernekos recommends dedicating at least 10 to 15 minutes a day to yourself.
Our sense of pride and accomplishment can sometimes be our biggest adversary. Pride or ego can stop us for asking for help when we really need it. Don't forget that good neighbors, extended family, close friends, and even your partner and
Know Your Limit
Parenting Weekly suggests getting in tune with your boiling point. Know what situations cause you the most stress and create a plan of attack for making things easier on yourself. Aside from this, Sernekos suggests thinking of your stressors on a scale. Doing this well help you gain some perspective, and remind you that your current annoyance could always be worse.