Breathe In, Breathe Out: 5 Relaxation Tips for Stressed-Out Moms

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Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, you undoubtedly face daily motherhood stress. Here are 5 effective relaxation tips for stressed-out moms.

Struggling to find a healthy balance between being a good mother and looking after yourself? You’re not alone.

Mom stress is real. If you feel constantly overwhelmed with juggling responsibilities on a day-to-day basis, this stress can truly wear you down.

Not only that, but it can have dire effects on the happiness of your children and the type of environment they’re raised in.

Here are 5 simple relaxation tips to help stressed-out moms find the balance they need.Guide to Relaxation for Stressed-Out Moms

Did you know that 70% of mothers in the United States feel pressured into different forms of parenting?

But what is causing all this pressure in today’s day and age? If you asked any mother they would most likely have the same set of stressors:

  • Financial strain
  • A lack of time and support
  • Higher parenting expectations
  • Higher expectations of a child’s performance
  • Relationship strain
  • Increased dangers of raising a child in today’s modern age

If any of the above stressors resound with you as a mother, then here are 5 tips to help you find balance and relaxation on a day-to-day basis:

  1. Identify Your Symptoms of Stress

Every mother feels and experiences stress differently, but it’s important to learn to identify your own. This way, you can quickly identify the cause of your stress and nip things in the bud before things spiral out of control.

Look for elevated blood pressure, feeling dizzy, impatience, speaking louder, yelling, snapping, irritability etc. Tune into your body and learn to identify when you’re feeling stressed out.

This article should be able to help you manage and identify your stress.

  1. Identify Peak Stress Times and Create a Solution

As a busy mom, you’ll typically experience periods of stress at the same time or during the same type of situation each day. An example is morning rush hour or dinner time ”witching hour”.

Learn to identify when you tend to become easily stressed out the most and create simple solutions to help reduce your stress during this time.

A simple example is laying your kids clothes out the night before to streamline your morning rush hour etc.

  1. Learn the Art of Deep Breathing and Meditation

Now, we understand this may sound like a total cliche. But don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, right?

Deep breathing and meditation are proven to help in moderating stress levels, helping you to find your center and relieve tension.

When in the middle of a stressful situation, take a minute and a few deep breaths. This can instantly help to turn the situation around.

With any smidge of spare time, either in the morning or evening, meditation can truly help to reset a stressed-out, anxious mind.

  1. Take Time to Move Your Body

What is one of life’s greatest stress relievers that you don’t have to pay a penny for? Exercise. We get it though, you just don’t have the time!

But in order to be the best mother possible, you should prioritize some time for yourself. You don’t need hours – you simply need 15-20 minutes a day.

Better yet, incorporate your kids into your daily exercise where possible. Go for a long family walk, a beach bike ride, or have a spontaneous dance session in your lounge room!

  1. Turn to Support When You Need It

Take some time off to spend with your girlfriends or another group of moms. Having some time away from your kids can help you recenter, unload some of your worries and will help you find the support you need.

There’s no need to stress alone about your kids and the responsibilities of being a mother. Talking about your stress can truly help to relieve your anxieties!

Parenting Inspiration for Busy Moms

Whether you’re a stay-at-home or working mom, there’s very little difference when it comes to stressed-out moms. We all experience stress, no matter your work-life balance.

Find all the parenting hacks, stress management tips, and helpful articles you need on being a mother with Mom Blog Society.

 

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Great post! Something that I think every mom can relate to. I find that exercise and pausing and taking a breath help me tremendously with mom stress. It’s amazing how powerful a simple pause can be.