There is that one person who gets up very early in the morning, making sure the family gears are well oiled and in perfect motion. They strategically oversee everyone. Handing out happiness and contentment are just some of the top priorities. The whole bunch can rest easy in the night knowing that a hero is just a call away.
I’m not talking about the sidekick. I’m talking about you. You remarkable mom, you. Hands-on stay-at-home mothers are similar to batteries in a flashlight. The effects may not always be in plain sight but it’s what keeps the light going. Like your family, you need to keep yourself powered. And so, being a supermom starts with staying healthy.
When we get hangry and undernourished, we get quite cranky. Let’s be honest, you can’t function well with an empty stomach. Healthy eating habits help you feel great and boost your mood. And if you are not feeling all too good, or feeling lacking all the time, it’s going to show in how you interact and connect with your family.
Be a conscious eater. Opt for a variety of healthier food picks. Cut back on sweets and sodium. In this day and age, it’s common knowledge that eating better food choices can make a huge difference in your overall health. Your meal habits will spill over to your family and they will thank you for it.
Cooking. Washing the dishes. Doing the laundry. Cleaning. Taking the kids to school. Like your life isn’t active enough already. Routine can numb your awareness sometimes, because everything that is on repeat becomes automatic. You don’t have to think much about doing it.
This can lead to boredom and may diminish the meaningful ways you do things every day. You need to spice things up a bit and start doing activities that spark your individuality and inspire you to be better each day. You don’t have to do anything extreme. Find something fun and productive that you used to love doing.
Seeing you enjoy yourself, your kids will be enthused to do the same. Get moving! Sweat it out! Just be sure to regularly visit your local healthcare providers to ensure your dynamic lifestyle won’t compromise your and your family’s well-being.
Having a lot of things running through your mind can be exhausting. It’s not always rainbows and butterflies they say. Make time to sit back, listen to relaxing music and get away from your thoughts for a while. Being able to center back on your own mental state of mind can do wonders to clear your head.
You’ll be surprised after it’s over to discover that your focus is reset. You’ll feel like you’re just about ready to take on the day and the day after that. Performance improved. Getting enough sleep and rest continually comes up as a way to replenish energy spent. Rest and relaxation can and will help to maintain your sanity.
You know sacrifices had to be made when you became a mom. Just remember to check with yourself time and again. You may be hardwired to take care of others. It’s undeniable. But the best way to take care of others is to not forget to take care of that one other person too: Yourself.