How To Be A Happier Mom

How To Be A Happier Mom

Happiness is not only important for your children and spouse but also you. This is true for both working moms as well as stay at home moms. Being a mom in either of these settings is not easy by any means. Often times moms neglect their own needs that contribute to their happiness. 

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A mother's ability to be happier depends on how she takes care of her own physical and mental well being first. If she is not able to care for herself then how can she expect to care for others. A happier mom paves the way for a home that is calm, relaxing, and enjoyable.

The following are some words of advise and tips on how to become a happier mom. 

1. Rise early

Try to wake up one hour before the rest of your family. Spend this hour totally on yourself. Get into the shower and then grab a cup of coffee or tea and relax. Check out the news, read a book, or surf the net. One hour may not seem like much but it does help get you off to a good start.

2. Do not compare yourself to others

You may think that there are moms out there so much better than you but in reality no human is perfect, not even mothers. All mothers have their own trials, struggles, and make mistakes. 

3. Let your children play independently

Independent play is important for children as it helps them develop skills and grow. This allows them to become more creative, develop interests, and learn the world around them through exploration.

4. Stick to a bedtime routine as much as possible

There are times when things will happen and your routine will be interrupted. That is just a part of life. For the most part if there is a set bedtime kids will become accustomed and in return you will have time for you and your spouse. Quality time together as a couple is very important for both of you.

5. Take up a hobby

Commit even half an hour a day to do something you can enjoy. This could include sewing, knitting, or crafting.

6. Get outside

Take your children out for some playtime and fresh air. Even if it is just to walk for 5 minutes. You will also feel more refreshed as well.

7. Let your kids be kids

Remember they are not adults. They will not always listen, make lots of mess, and have to be reminded over and over again. It is not fair to children to have to perform the same expectations as that of adults. As long as they are not harming themselves or others then let them enjoy being children.

8. Divide the chores

Get everyone in your family involved in daily household chores no matter the ages. Letting children to help with chores is important and can begin at an early age. Just make sure you give them chores that they are capable of doing according to their ages.

9. Skip a home cooked dinner

At least once a week ask your husband to bring take away food on his way from work. While it is not the healthiest option it may just be needed once in awhile.

10. Do not be afraid to put your needs and happiness ahead of others

Always remember to eat well and drink plenty of water during the day. Keep healthy and easily accessible snacks on hand. Fruits, trail mixes, and tea biscuits are good choices.

How To Be A Happier Mom

What do you do to be a happier mom ?

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  1. I really love how you tell moms to not compare themselves to others. I think this is a huge problem our society has, because it is only natural to judge yourself based on others. It is something we can all work on!

  2. Totally agree on the comparing yourself to others part. I used to do that, a lot. And it only made me very unhappy until I realised that I can only be the best version of myself, and that should be good enough.

  3. I'm not a mom but we can apply the tips you mentioned as individuals and as elder siblings. Thumbs up!

  4. Hat off for your post I do really mainatin all the tips except the last one stated like taking food from outside which my hubsy hates and i donno how to pull him from his homely character.