Once you become a mom, you may find it hard to keep that bright smile on your face and happiness may seem like a thing of the past. Stress, financial difficulties and never ending housework are just some of the challenges you may have to go through each day. Being a happy mother is every woman dream and unfortunately, one of the things you can’t be taught in just one article: you have to figure out how best to work it out for your particular situation. However, I have 5 top tips that will take you to the next step up the ladder of a happy life as a mom and wife.
Don’t Lose Yourself
The key to being a good and happy mother is to always to be yourself. As a mother and a wife, you will probably have to sacrifice on some of your most favorite hobbies such as traveling with your friends and going to a spa. This can fill a bit restricting but if you want to be happy, don’t lose yourself comparing yourself with your friends who are still doing these things. Accept that it’s the right time for you to give up on these things and focus on your kid and husband. This way, you will have a peaceful heart and you will be able to plan your time well and probably end up having some time to spend away from home. You can also create happy family moments such as dinners together to replace your gone fun days. This way, you will always be smiling.
Get Enough Sleep
You must have heard some beautiful facts about why you should give yourself enough sleep time as a mother. Sleep is the guide book to a happy and a health life for any mom. It’s during sleep time that your body recovers from the daily wear and tear. In fact, studies suggest that as a mother, you need to give yourself more time than you did in our earlier life. So, to be happy and always feel fresh each day, have ample or at least adequate sleep time.
Find Some Time Alone
To be a happy mom, you need some time alone away from the daily pressures of life as a mother and a husband. This means you should avoid over-scheduling things and having no free time left for yourself. Have some time to participate in extra-curricular activities and some time alone to figure out how things are going and what you should be doing in the days to come. Knowing what to do in advance is a key strategy to a stress-free and happy live as a mother.
Spend Some Time With Your Friends
Hanging out with some of your girlfriends with whom you are at the same state of life is a great way to gain happiness as a mom. It gives you a channel to share your experiences with others and feel you have company. You can also take some time to visit a non-mom or a mother with some older kids than you. This will allow you to talk about other things apart from kids. It’s good to give your mind a variety of things.
Date Your Partner
Yes! You are now a wife and a mother but this does not mean you should lose interest in romance. A romantic night out with your loving partner will certainly rejuvenate your relationship with him and keep you smiling. In fact, you will find that it’s more fun than it used to be.
Be Proud of What You Do
Fell proud that you are a mother and a wife. If you are a believer, you already know that your kid and husband are gifts from God and ones that must be treasured. Well, if you are not a believer, you do love them and this is enough reason for you to be proud of what you do. Of course there is that stigma that people associate with being a mom especially if you are a stay at home mother. People talk and say that you spend all your time in front of TV watching news and that you never comb your hair. The bottom line is that what you are doing is Nobel. Don’t let people opinions make you feel bad about being a stay at home mother or a working mother and wife? If anything, you are doing it for the people you love and care for the most; your family.