10 stress buster tips for working moms
Being a working mom can be taxing. Here are 10 stress buster tips for you when your stress level is about to go through the roof…
1. Plan your day the night before
Before you sleep, plan out the things that need to be done the next day. It will be easier for you to sort out your day with less stress.
2. Be organized and prioritize
It’s not easy juggling two major projects with a tight deadline and going to your daughter’s dance recital as you promised while planning your husband’s 35th birthday. Prioritize your daily responsibilities. Follow your schedule and avoid missing out on your work and your family.
3. Take off your cape for a night
Yes, your kids appreciate your ‘superpowers’ but pass the responsibilities to your husbands once in awhile and go out with your girl friends. You deserve a fun time after all that stress.
Cardiovascular workouts eases blood flow to the brain – relieving your stress and pressure. Go for a short workout everyday for 20 minutes in the morning or after work.
5. Get enough sleep
Your overly stressed body needs at least eight hours of sleep everyday. Go to bed (right after your kids do) and wake up earlier so your mornings won’t be a rush. Plus, you will have more energy to attend to your hyperactive kids before preparing for work.
6. Don’t juggle everything into one
Multi-tasking is unavoidable but don’t juggle everything at once. You might need to have a discussion with your boss, check your email and search for dinner recipes but do them one at a time. It’s takes the pressure away when you relax and organize your to-do list.
7. Get help from Hubby
Don’t hesitate to get help from your husband. He is supposed to be there with you through thick and thin. Get him to help with the cooking or do the laundry if your hands are tied.
8. Rant to your girl friends
Pick up the phone and talk to your girl friends. Tell them your day, release your frustrations and maybe plan a night out on the weekends. It takes away your stress when you have something fun to look forward to.
9. Pick up a hobby
You can knit, bake, do some yoga or even play tennis. It’s healthy to distract yourself from the daily stress and take your daily routines off your head for a while.
10. A weekend without the kids
Get your parents, your in-laws or anyone you can trust to look after your children for one night. Spend that night with your husband…on a date in town or in bed, your wish.