Updated: May 25
Balancing work and mom life is stressful, to say the least. Don’t get me wrong - it is one of my most cherished life experiences ever and I thank God every single day for making me a mama, but that does not mean that it is not challenging, stressful, and sometimes, downright frustrating, too. Balancing everything is hard and for a lot of people, this leads to major motherhood (or general) anxiety. Hormones are still balancing out from pregnancy and childbirth and no matter how far into your motherhood journey you are, things are constantly evolving. It can be hard to keep up - with your baby and with your emotions! If this sounds anything like yourself, then you might need some tips to help you learn about ways to tackle motherhood anxiety. These tips below are just a few ways that you can hopefully ease up your anxiety, when things get really stressful for you:
Figure out what you are stressed out about
To remedy your issue, you first have to know what you are stressed about. Are you having a hard time getting things done? Is there something in your life that you can remove, to only focus on more positive things? What can you do to try to limit your stress? Consider everything and try to come up with a game plan for reducing anxiety and stress, which should also increase your overall happiness, too.
Get out of the house
One thing that has helped me a ton is by getting out of the house. Take trips, go out to eat with friends, go to the playground or park with your kid(s). Whatever this means to you, just get out of the house! When I sit around our home in PJs, I definitely do not feel like I am at my best. This feeling can lead to more anxiousness, feelings of not being worthy, and honestly, with kids, it makes them more irritable, which leads to increased stress for them and yourself. Get out of the house, enjoy this weather, and meet up with some friends!
Keep up with your to-do list
Make your list and check it twice - then knock everything out during the day! One tip for succeeding with your to-do list is by making sure that you are not making your list unachievable. Make a small, attainable list each day. If you finish all of your tasks, skip to your list for the next day, or relax for once! Creating a to-do list will help you stay on track with the things that you need to do, and the goals you want to achieve. It is also a way to reduce your stress because you should know what you need to do, when things are due, and what to-dos are coming up.
Get an extra hour of sleep
Moms often wear their lack of sleep as a badge of honor, but when you’re tired, it’s more difficult to handle stress. An edgy, cranky mom is a mom who later feels guilty about her less-than-ideal parenting. Arm yourself during these hard times. Try napping when your child is napping, or sneak in extra sleep on the weekend. In the evenings, drop what you are doing, whether it’s chores or watching TV, an hour earlier than usual. And if you feel sleepy at night, seize the moment and go to bed!
Moderate your news intake
It’s challenging to think clearly and act accordingly when consumed by anxiety. Research shows that the more attention you pay to things that are out of your control, the more out of control you feel. You can’t control current events, but you can control your exposure to them. This isn’t to say that you shouldn’t strive to be informed, but limiting your news intake will reduce that anxious, out-of-control feeling that can come when overly immersed in the media flow around distressing political realities. Now more than ever, the news has been focused on so many negatives, so push the news aside, and start focusing more on what you can control.
Consider Pure Hypnosis
Last but not least, if you are still struggling after trying to work through your feelings on your own, Pure Hypnosis | Sean Wheeler should be able to help you! He provides relationship hypnosis, hypnosis for weight loss, hypnosis for smoking, hypnosis for fears, and more. In fact, Sean Wheeler says, “I deal with a wide range of issues, many of which might surprise you. Clients often ask me if hypnosis can help them with various problems or issues, and my response is usually “yes.” This is not because I’m on a quest to make lots of money (although there’s nothing wrong with that), it’s because many problems have to do with how a person thinks. How you think affects how you feel, and how you feel directly impacts your actions. Thus, making changes at the subconscious level will directly impact first your thoughts, then your feelings and actions.” Here are just a few things that he can help his clients with:
-Anxiety & Panic Attacks
-Self Esteem & Confidence
-Film & Theatre Performance
Reading through that list, I can see so many ways that busy moms could go to Sean for help. I mean… have you heard of mom brain? Ha! If I could get help with that, I would be golden. Sean is Atlanta’s best-known (and best-reviewed) hypnotist. He has made dozens of appearances on TV and radio, and he’s received hundreds of raving reviews from satisfied clients since launching his practice in 2003. He has appeared on The Bert Show, 11Alive, Chrisley Knows Best, The Jeff & Jenn Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, and more. So, if you need help with any of the above issues (or a different issue), just reach out to him to see how he can help you.