The physical health of a woman must be taken care of from the moment she becomes pregnant, but it is also very important that she take care of her mental health so as not to lose her sanity. If you are a mother, you will notice that sometimes it seems that your mental health suffers because of all the responsibilities and perhaps also, the little time you have to sleep and rest properly. If you also stay with your children 24 hours a day because you have decided to sacrifice your professional life for their care, then you must take other things into account.
It is true that being with your children every day is a blessing because you will have the opportunity to see them grow and they will keep you in mind all the time. Although there are people who tell you that you are lucky to be able to be with your children always, you know that the reality of a mother who stays at home is quite another. These tips also work for stay-at-home dads babysitting!
What others don’t understand
People who do not have children or who do not stay in their care all day (and in the care of the home) will not understand that time is too short for you. There are many responsibilities and the hours fly by. As a mother, you want to have everything impeccable because “for that” you stay at home, right? And because of that thought, you don’t have a moment to rest or just to take care of what you need.
For all this, it is necessary that you be aware that even if you stay at home to take care of the home and your children, you have to start having habits that will save your sanity, and much more important … it will allow you to really enjoy motherhood and of your children all the time.
Organize the day
Your main task will be to be well organized so that you do not feel that chaos takes over your day. Being at home does not mean that you are on the couch all day, and you know that well! But even if you don’t stop for a minute, you will realize that the hours pass too quickly, so it is necessary that you make a list of tasks with the needs of each day and that you start with the first … Although you must be flexible and what don’t give it time, delegate or just let it be. Your kids need you to spend quality time with them too. Respect the schedules that you set yourself but without obsessing over it.
Wake up before the kids
The time that your children are in bed is a great opportunity to be able to advance in the tasks and thus have less to do when they are with you. Or you can also take advantage of that time to make it for you, such as exercising, taking a bath or having a quiet breakfast. In this way when your children wake up you will have enough energy to be able to enjoy them … without more and without stress.
Don’t forget your social life!
Your social life is also important and you should not put it aside … so meet your friends to distract yourself and have a good time. Something as simple as going for a coffee or watching a movie at the cinema will make you renew your energy, and you are sure to laugh a lot! You can also meet your friends so that the children can play in the park… Think about how you will do better, but don’t forget to socialize.
Have fun as a family!
Your children need to have a good time with you to develop properly. Never forget to play with them in their own way. That time is precious for you and also for them… You will all be happier throughout the day if you have a good time together.
Don’t feel guilty
Do not feel guilty for looking for a little time for yourself, to take care of yourself and pamper yourself, even if it is only 10 minutes. Remember that nobody is perfect and sometimes you may feel that you are doing everything wrong or that you were not born to have children. Your children will always love you with all their hearts, with your strengths and weaknesses. That you are by his side all the time is the greatest and most precious gift you are giving him for life.