Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Stress Management for Mommies
Is your blood pressure rising? Are you feeling dizzy? Is your heart palpatating? Are you irritable and yelling? Is your family walking on eggshells around you because you are a ticking time bomb?
If your answer is yes, you must be a MOM, so do yourself a favor and take a "Mommy Time Out". Practice deep breathing! Get yourself a "family stress box" (???) Get one of those squeezie stress balls to squeeze! Stick your IPod on and listen to some relaxing music. Journal your feelings! Get better about predicting those "nightmare moments" (i.e. mornings with your kids) and do a better job preparing for them! Work off the stress by exercising (but you'll have to do it WITH your kids, since you have no time to yourself).
I love the Today Show's "mommy spots" because they are frequently focused on how to make the drudgery of motherhood more bearable.
Psst - Today Show: how about this idea for a spot on motherhood: