Busy, joyful, stressed? There are a lot of experiences you will go through being a mom. In fact, it can be the most rewarding role and the most challenging one as in. The latter being why it’s essential to take excellent care of yourself as well as the kids. Something that the information in my post below can help you with.
Include yourself in your prayers
I bet your prayer journal is full of appeals for your kids, loved ones, and folks in your church, but do you remember to include yourself when talking to God? Probably not, and in fact, many women find it hard to ask for help for themselves because they feel it’s selfish.
Of course, I’m not talking about asking God to grant your every wish and whim here, but instead appealing to him through Jesus to guide you and give you the strength you need to succeed each day. After all, it is not in our own power that we succeed, but in his, so be sure to include yourself in those prayers as well as everyone else you care for.
Take care of your physical health
It seems pretty evident that as a mom you need to take care of your physical health. However, in the chaos of day to day family life, it can be easy to let our health fall down the list of priorities to the bottom.
However, this is a bad idea not only because it can have lasting consequences for us as women, but also because moms are the cornerstone holding the family together. What this means is that if we get sick and are no longer able to perform our duties, the rest of the family will suffer as well.
To that end, making sure that we eat healthily, take frequent exercise, and regularly get women’s health, and general checkups is crucial. Then, we can not only help prevent poor health but also catch any problems early. Something that will provide us with the best chance of beating them and returning to full health as quickly as possible.
Get some me-time
Me-time is something that should be mandatory for moms, yet too many of us don’t practice it in our lives.
This is because it allows us to rest, as well as gain perspective on a role as a mom, something that can make a substantial positive difference to our lives and the way we interact with our children.
Asking for help with the kids is OK
Sadly many moms out there still think that all of the caring role should be done by them, and them alone. However, we are lucky enough to love in the 21st century where it’s far more common that dad takes an active role in the care and development of their children.
Therefore, don’t be afraid of asking for help if you feel you need it. After all, being a mom is a great privilege, but it’s also incredible difficulty 24/7 work that you get no vacation from. Something that means it can become overwhelming if you don’t split the burden more equally and ask for help from your partner or other family members when things get tough.