Feeling overwhelmed, stressed?
Feel like pulling your hair out from the roots? Been there!
You have been busy taking care of everyone side but yourself. It is time you started thinking about YOU!
With that in mind, I have put together some tips that I hope will help in keeping you stay sane.
Give yourself some me time! Take an hour at least in a day, put your feet up and do something that you like to do, read a book, or take a nice hot bath ( and not the type where your kids are banging every few minutes at the door!). This should be a nice quiet time where you can have your thoughts to yourself and really relax. What is important is, to focus on at least one thing that is outside of the mommy/wife role.
If this is not possible everyday then make sure you get a day in a week where you have two hours of time to yourself. Either when the kids are sleeping, at school, or let hubby take care of them for a change!
Night Out With The Girls
A night out with the girls is an absolute must! Do this at least once a month. Have your husband take care of the kids and enjoy your time with your girlfriends. Go watch a movie, go to the spa, or just out to dinner. Relax, laugh and destress.
You could also try something out of your comfort zone once in a while.Go mountain climbing,try scuba diving, horse riding….try something new. Feel young again!
Pick an activity or hobby that you would like to do. This can be some sort of sports e.g tennis, swimming,basketball or it can be a hobby like sewing, painting, and you can even take classes if possible.
Share The Work
Let your kids and hubby help out with some of the chores. Give the some small chores that they can do daily, for example loading the dish washer.
Ask For Help! Its not gonna kill you
When you are feeling overwhelmed ask your hubby for some extra help, ask your other family members or a friend to help you out sometime.You can also plan with a friend, where you have her kids over one day for a couple of hours so she gets some time off and she does the same for you another day.
Development (Keep Reading)
Keep yourself up to date. Constantly try to develop and improve your self. Take classes on topics that interest you; read books , keep up with current affairs.
There are several free online courses out there also that you can take, these range from academic courses to non academic ones.
Within this site I will be talking a lot about this topic and will be providing you with plenty of ideas and inspirations to help you achieve and fulfil your needs as an individual muslimah! I will also be posting links to some websites that offer online courses.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this and please do share any tips you have for your sisters.
Your Fellow Musimamma