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Mental Health Article Dedicated For Mother’s

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Ever wonder how mums do it? Somedays, I wonder how I made it through the day. I marvel at my ability to control my emotions and do so many tasks in one day. Other times, I can no longer wait for the day to end. I crave the silence of the night and the even breathing of my family asleep. Motherhood is both wonder and chaos. And if we are not careful, we lose ourselves in the process. So I’ve written you this mental health article about self care to help you with motherhood.

 

Mental Health Benefits of Self Care

You probably heard about the adage “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” This is the best way to explain why mummies need to stop and to rest. Every single day, we care for the needs of other humans. And even if we love them, it takes a toll on our well-being and mental health.

Self-care is an intentional activity done to take care of yourself. The goal is to maintain your wellbeing and to protect yourself from unmanaged stress. For me, it’s doing something fun that improves my mood and gets me going. Taking care of yourself is investing in the happiness of your family. Self-care is not only about you. You give a higher quality of care if you are in your best disposition and mental health.

I’ve put in this list of benefits to encourage you to take care of yourself.

  • You become physically stronger and healthier to tackle your daily tasks.
  • You become emotionally and mentally stable and resilient to stress.
  • You become a great example for your kids. You show them that self-love promotes self-esteem and kindness.
  • You become more than a mom. Self-care helps you with personal growth. You find comfort in who you are and who you want to become, other than being a mum.

 

Practicing Self Care for Mental Health

There are many ways that you can do self-care and be proactive about your mental health. In this mental health article, I will discuss very simple ways for you to get started.

  • Feel good about yourself.

The easiest way for me to do this is to take a long shower, wear nice cloth, and put make-up on. It doesn’t matter if I am staying home anyway. I want to feel beautiful and feel good about myself.

  • Warm-up under the sun.

I especially like to do this in the morning with my coffee. It immediately lightens my mood and helps me get started with my chores. Psychology says that sunlight triggers the release of the hormone that promotes the feeling of being calm and focused.

  • De clutter something.

I like to de clutter things around my house when boredom strikes. I can do this while sitting down and sorting stuff. I don’t need to exert effort and focus. But after de cluttering, I immediately feel productive and accomplished. Tidying around the house helps with unproductive feelings too. It enhances the appearance of my house. And it looks clean even if I did not put in a lot of effort.

  • Unplug or go offline.

Social media and television can contribute to our already tiring homes. Keeping up with current events is important. But it also adds to more things that our mom-brain needs to decipher. Social media is also the gateway to feel worse about yourself. It’s an envy book full of good things that we can’t do. I usually set a time when I can open social media and a time that I don’t. And this is true for the kids too.

  • Take a walk.

Walking is both a form of exercise and leisure. It burns calories and improves our physical health. But at the same time, it clears the fog away from our brain. We think clearly and creatively while walking. This is a type of exercise that improves both physical and mental health. This is my favorite! I can bring the kids with me. They got some playtime and I got some self-care.  How fun!

  • Start a gratitude list.

A gratitude list helps me become optimistic and improves my life outlook. Initially, it was difficult for me to list down reasons to be thankful. I usually do this before bedtime and think back of reasons to be thankful for the day. Eventually, it became easier and sometimes I start my list before bedtime.

 

Motherhood Self Care Is For Mental Health

Burn-out is real in motherhood. This is not only true to working mums but also true with a homemaker. We all reach a point of exhaustion. Motherhood self-care would mean putting aside the needs of the family. It is intentional, scheduled, and at the top of the priority list. This is why some women feel that self-care is being selfish. But it’s not. We mentioned earlier that this is for the benefit of the family. It might sound difficult but with lots of practice, it becomes easier. Start with the easiest and adopt more methods as you become more consistent.

Self-care is most effective if we do this as a preventive measure and not as a treatment for mental health issues. If you are on the brink of burn-out, please get help. You might need more than self-care.

Mummies, you are important! Take care, will you?

Jene See
the authorJene See
A Home-based Entrepreneur and Blogger For me, being a home-based entrepreneur, parent and blogger has been quite an experience. Here’s how I got started on it all. Where I’ve been Becoming a blogger and a hardcore, home-based entrepreneur wasn’t exactly a planned career action for me. I can almost say I didn’t see it coming. It all started when I got pregnant with my first child. Back then, I was still working as a flight attendant, and I have to admit that I really loved my job. But when that baby came on board, I decided that I wanted to be as involved in my child’s life as I could possibly be. Once I’d made my decision, I swung into action. I quit my job and quickly made plans for a new (and different) life with the baby in mind. My foray into the glamorous world of entrepreneurship and blogging was a little more abrupt. This started a lot more recently.   I first came into contact with these products sometime around two years ago. In 2018, my aunt-in-law would be the first person to preach to me the wonders of Aulora Kodenshi. I confess that I was very skeptical back then. As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t see myself as an entrepreneur (or even a blogger for that matter). I felt I was comfortable in my role as a housewife and that picking up endeavors like that was for people who had more money to “waste.” I decided to continue to keep my focus as a good mother and an ideal housewife. The plan was, if I kept feeding my family good food and making sure that they all exercised regularly, there wouldn’t ever be a need to buy any of the products my husband’s aunt talked to me about. As it turned out, I’d not end up buying the products; I’d also become one of its most vocal advocates. How I Got Here Our second child got a case of eczema when she was about 18 months old. Ever since that time, every so often, she’d have a rather severe outbreak. The doctors would always tell us it was nothing serious, nothing to bother about, and we believed them for the most part. A reason for this was that almost like clock-work, she’d always get better after every 3-6 months. All of this changed though in February 2019. She had an outbreak, and we thought it was normal until she scratched so hard she drew blood. We tried everything to no avail. Frustrated, I decided to try SHIRUTO, one of the many products from BE International. In no time at all, the eczema and even the scars cleared up. I was so excited, I took to my social media page to share my joy, and that’s how I got into blogging and entrepreneurship. Plans for the Future I’m happy with where I am right now. I have a healthy family with a career I want to see grow. I don’t conform to the classic stay-at-mom routine of waking early in the morning. I do my best work at night when everyone’s happy and rested. The goal is to continue to remain healthy and inspire everyone around me to be free and keep those positive vibes flowing strong!

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