There is a Such Thing as Timeout For Moms

There is a Such Thing as Timeout For Moms

Being a full-time parent can be very demanding, and many of us run the risk of burn out. Here are a few simple tips that will help to alleviate your daily stresses. Every mother needs a breather, so decide when to take a 30-second break, or a day off from mommy duties, I guarantee that the time away from clamoring children and daily responsibilities will help tremendously. Breathe Mom...Breathe – Taking deep breathes not only calms your nerves, but it’s also a great anger management model for your child. Take Five - Separating yourself behind closed doors (assuming children are old enough for this) can provide a tiny bit of sanity for mom. Time away is healthy and can help rejuvenate her mind enough to head out into the fray to stop some squabbles and engage the children in a fun activity. Crib time – give the baby 10 minutes in the crib. Make sure the baby is changed and safe then place the child in her crib, close the door and read a few pages in a book. A quick escape of the mind can be just what you need to restart your day. Sing-a-Song – Music helps soothe the soul, and what better way to let loose then singing your favorite tunes on the top of your lungs – and if the song happens to be upbeat and/or inspirational, all the better. Happy Feet – Dancing is a great way to release excess stress and burn a few calories. So put your ear buds in, crank up and upbeat tune and jam! Walk it Out – If you can’t get out without the children, strap the child in a stroller or load them into a wagon and go around the block. The exercise not only benefits Mom, but for children that can walk and run along, it gives them an energy release too. Date Night - Schedule a quite evening out with your spouse. Take in a movie, dinner or even a long drive around town, anything that will allow time for you guys to relax, talk and re familiarize yourselves with each other. Schedule Me Time – whether it’s a shopping, yoga with a friends or a weekend-long pig-out fest, taking time out for rejuvenation goes a long way.


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