Being a SHAM is a Beautiful Job
We SAHM’S know how amazingly blessed were are to be able to stay at home with our littles. We’ve mastered the art of surviving these long hectic days, but are we thriving?
But Are you thriving?
No I’m not just talking about thriving as a mom, but growing and bettering yourself. Being at home all the time well, it can be overwhelmingly mundane and repetitive as I’m sure you know. You tend to put yourself on the back burner quit often, albeit with good intentions. Did you know though that doing so does more harm for your littles, than good? Your children don’t need a burnt out mom who crashes in spit-up covered sweats every night do they? No I think not! Keep reading for 5 tips to combat SAHM Blues!
#5 Get Ready For The Day
Make no excuses, just get up and get ready Mama, it’ll be worth it! You’ll have a much more productive day than if you just laid around in those spit up covered sweats that I mentioned earlier! Another perk of getting ready for the days? No more avoiding answering the door ninja style. You know exactly what I’m talking about!
#4 Stop Living Like a Hermit!
This is just an all around terrible idea! Having this constant routine leads to those locked bathroom crying sessions. You need socialization just as much as your kids! Think play dates, walks to the park, free museums, the local library, ect. Aim to get out at least 2-3 times a week. The photos I’ve added to this post are from an outing in Oklahoma City!
#3 Stay Hydrated
Being dehydrated can make you sluggish and all around terrible feeling . Keep yourself well hydrated with lots of water between your morning coffee and evening wine. Having a hard time drinking water through out the day? Try carrying around a cute bottle, as it will make it more fun.
#2 Have Quiet Time
This is such an essential for the day, as most of us don’t get to many breaks from out children through out the week. This sacred time is such a sanity saver for us moms! So make sure your littles nap time is non negotiable. I they are too old for naps, have them quietly read or play in their room for an hour or so.
#1 Have An Outlet
Having a hobby or something that makes you happy is imperative. Your kids will pick up and mimic your moods, so why not make yourself happy? It’s a win win for everyone in the house.
Do you have any tips for us? Leave me a comment below!