Being a mom is hard work. It is easy to want to break down and give up after drowning in busy schedules and responsibility. Taking on the role of a mother is stressful, and although that little warming smile from your child is contagious, there will be hard times and moments where you just need time away. Here are 7 tips to being a successful mom!
1. Laugh when you think you can’t
There will be times when you are rushing out of the house, but have to change your baby’s diaper and take care of your kids’ belongings and do this and that. You are going to want to break down and maybe even cry! But in situations like these, you just have to learn to laugh. Laugh at the diaper you have to change because in a few years, you will be laughing at all of the crazy stuff you had to do when your kids were younger. Laughing is contagious and your whole family will feel the benefits from your sense of humor in stressful situations.
2. Leave time for yourself
At the end of the day, you need to find time for yourself– even if it is just a half hour! Find something you love and do it every day. Read a book or watch your favorite netflix show, take a zumba class! Find something that is your own, that makes you happy.
3. Find a schedule
Everyone has their own to-do lists and habits. Make sure you find your own schedule you can follow every day. This way you will feel more organized and satisfied. Waking up early and starting your day with a to-do list or tasks will make you feel so much better and in control of you and your family.
4. Put your family first
Always think about your family first. Focus on making your home a happy home and everything else will fall into place. If you are a working mom, make sure you take time to sit with your kids and read to them or play a game with them. They will be moving out before you know it- so cherish every moment you can have with them.
5. Girls night out
No one can understand you as much as your girlfriends. Leave the kids with your husband and have a night out with the girls. It is so valuable to get away from the family for a little bit to relax and enjoy yourself with your friends.
6. Seek help when you need it
Your kids think you can solve or do anything- so you may think you have to live up to their standards and become invincible. This is not true. You can’t solve every problem and you will need help along the way. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your mom or a friend because they will understand.
7. Learn to say no
When your kids are asking you millions of questions, while your friend is asking for help with her kids, and your mom is asking you to bring a side dish for your family dinner- it is okay to say no! Don’t over-schedule yourself. Know your limits and when your responsibilities and tasks become too much to handle.
With these 7 tips, you will be able to build a healthier and happier home. Being a mom can be stressful, but balancing family and your own personal preferences is what is most important. keeping yourself positive and having a sense of humor will be invaluable to your daily life and that of your family.