Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Busy Mom’s Guide To Simple Solutions For Unnecessary Worries

No matter how hard you try to stay calm as a mom, it doesn’t always happen. Not only are we always on the go, trying to be in a million places at once, and trying to tick off a never-ending to-do list, we also deal with a lot of worries. And they’re not just ours; they’re often those of our children and husbands too. A lot of the things we stress about can seem silly. But, unless you have a solution, it’s often hard to realize there's no need to fret. So, if you ever find yourself worrying over these areas, the suggested solutions may ease your anxiety in no time.

Staying Fit

We all know that you have to be healthy in life, but it’s not always easy to stay fit. If you don’t count running around after your children all day as staying fit, you often put a lot of pressure on yourself to be active. But, instead of letting the fear get to you, work on these quick fitness solutions that can easily slot into your day and often be done at home.

Keeping Everything Clean

Whether you work outside of the home or are a stay at home mom, it can be a struggle to ensure everything stays clean. You might have cleaning the kitchen and bathroom down or be able to vacuum regularly, but if you always have big cleaning tasks on your mind, it might be time to ask for help. If you can afford it, hiring a maid service to come  once a week can save your sanity.  Hiring someone to mow the lawn or clean the gutters are other services that may take some stress off of your shoulders. 

Having Accidents

If you find yourself worrying about accidents more and more, you’re not the only one. We all do it. The trick is to try and cover all of your bases so that if the inevitable does happen, you’re prepared. Ensure that your home is baby friendly, get your medical insurance up to date, know your rights when it comes to making car, negligence, or Cycle claims and get ahead before anything happens.

Eating Healthy

Just like we feel the pressure to stay fit, we also feel the pressure to ensure that our kids are eating healthy foods. Sticking to a healthy diet isn’t always easy - especially if you’re short of time or you’re dealing with fussy eaters. But planning ahead can help ease some of the pressure. Making healthy snacks might feel impossible, but if you make a big batch of frozen treats, granola bars, and dried fruit and nut mix at a time, you’ll have snacks available in a pinch.

Bedtime Routines

Even if you have children that sleep well, bedtime routines can cause us a lot of anxiety as moms. Whether it’s the idea of getting each element ticked off, the rush of it all, or the amount of children you have to get to sleep, it can be a daunting task. But, applying an easy to follow bedtime routine, instead of a more complex one, can help ensure all of your children sleep soundly while you enjoy an evening of peace.

This is a collaborative post written by a contributing writer.

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