As a Mom I now know what stress is. I thought I was stressed before but that is nothing compared to what I feel on a daily basis now. There is a never-ending list of things to worry about and even now I am cataloging them in my head. Mind you, none of the worries are about myself just my daughter, my husband, money, the economy, etc. As a mother I find that I tend to worry about stuff that doesn’t even concern me. You too?
Becoming a “Don’t Sweat Mom” means to stress less and choose happiness more. Easier said than done, I know. It’s about finding joy in everyday parenting.
What do you do to decrease stress and more happiness in your life?
I have to admit that most times I just tune out. I ignore everything going on around me and just close my eyes. Other times I come into my office/craft room and lock the door. I then blog or crochet, whichever I feel like doing at the time. When my husband isn’t home and I don’t have the luxury of alone time I have no choice but to wait until my daughter goes to bed at night. Then I turn on the TV to my favorite show, pour the wine and bring out my latest crochet project. Those things help me to not stress and calm down. Once I am calm then I look back on my day and smile at all the happy and fun times. I have learned that the more stressed you are the less good you see in your life. It is healthy to be able to relax and de-stress.
One of my favorite chapters in the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms book is Chapter 28 “It’s Not About How Old You Are”. I consider myself to be a young mother. I became pregnant before the age of 25. I felt a lot of pressure from other folks since I had a child so young. It was almost like they expected me to fail since I couldn’t know how to raise a child because of my age. Well, they were wrong.
My other favorite chapter is Chapter 10 “The Writing Must Be Clear On The Wall”. I need to have this made into a poster and framed in my Living Room. My husband and I are still trying to fix the problems we have with our daughter because we didn’t create any boundaries for her earlier on. She still thinks she rules the house and we are fighting her everyday trying to show her who is boss. I am hoping we can get the roles reversed before she turns into a teenager.
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