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Tips On How To Stay Sane

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.

Me Time!

 

 

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!

Activity

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

Muslimama

12 Comments

  1. Hi!

    This article is really an accurate one! There are a lot of people out there who need to read this just to help themselves and their friends and colleagues as well. It is quite noticeable that the number of suicides in this generation is quite overwhelming and I think the main reason for it is too much stress and that they do not have any outlet to let their emotions go.

    I think what you have shared in this article about me time and going out, as well as sharing the work are all effective! One needs to have open-minded friends too, though.

    Thanks!

    • Hi Chanan,

      Thanks for your kind words. Yes it is important for us to have some sort of outlet, to sit back take a breather from the everyday stresses of life.Some Me time is definitely a must! I hope these tips will be useful to people especially mothers.

      Thanks for visiting!

  2. I love this! That is very true it’s always important to ask for help when you need it! I give my children age appropriate chores and it has helped A LOT! Haven’t really had a girls night in a very long time after this though I might defiantly need one soon! Thank you for being real with moming it’s tough

  3. Always give the kids chores to let them learn about responsibility but do it in a way that you don’t stress. Be patient and don’t resort to yelling. Now if this happens, bring in dad and let him handle it, lol.

  4. Thanks for sharing this article! It’s what we need these days. It is very difficult to do take time for yourself when you have so much to do. Usually your body gives you signals which most of the time are ignored. What usually helps me a lot is finding a quite place and read a book (kindle).

    • Hi Dira,I love to curl up with a good book in my spare time too .It really helps me to unwind and relax.

  5. Parenting can really be stressful. Sometimes even plunge you into a depressive spell. I’ve had my fair share of experience as a single father. Every single help from relatives is really appreciated here. A simple night out to the cinema really charge up my energy to last for a long spell.

    • Thats very true.We all need some time to out to relax and de-stress.Otherwise as parents we can sometimes feel overwhelmed.

  6. Great tips! I’m not a mum yet, but my sister is and I remember the days when she would be so busy and exhausted but would never ask for help…more like offering help to others but neglecting herself. That resulted in her being often not very happy and drained.
    This post is a must read for every mum!

    • Yes sometimes as mums, we tend to take on so much, which just leads to being over tired and over-stressed, which of course is not good for anyone.Its important to take some time to yourself and relax.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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