Happy mum equals happy kids, but how can we be that happy mum? We want to give the best part of ourselves to our kids. However, when you are knee deep in laundry, dirty dishes and a never ending list of chores, it can get you down. The trick is not letting yourself get down for long. Pull yourself out of the dumps with these tips and you will find it easier to be a happy mum.
Be happy knowing you mean the world to your kids
Whether you are in the middle of handling a tantrum, trying to find that lost pair of shoes or thinking about what to cook for dinner again – it is easy to forget what we are doing it all for. Being their mum means the world to our kids. Our kids love us and they are the reason we do everything we do! Have a look at your photos in your phone and hold on to that love 💖 to keep you motivated and happy. Spend time cuddling with your kids reading a book or watching a favourite television show and soak up those loving feelings.
Invite your mum friends over!
Need to rant about your kids not listening to you, or your partner either!! Invite your mum gang and let your hair down. Whether it is coffee or something stronger, you are guaranteed to feel better talking to people who are going through the same things as you. Rant away!!
Dose up on caffeine and get organised
I cannot get by without coffee ☕️ The kids know to leave me alone until I have had that first cup in the morning! Once I’m caffeinated, I feel like I can conquer the world 🌍 Make a to do list and start with the most urgent tasks first. Tick them off and celebrate your achievements!! If you know what you need to do and have a plan, you will feel happy once you have completed it all. Then you can have a rest – for five minutes anyway until you have to start dinner!
Mum Happiness = Not sweating the small stuff
Mismatched socks, running late to a birthday party, forgot to send that note back to school? Don’t worry! We’ve all done it! There’s always tomorrow. Unfortunately we aren’t perfect and there are way too many things to remember. Little things don’t matter!!
Create a happy mum zone you can escape to
What is your favourite thing to do to recharge? Create a haven in your home that you can relax in, even it’s for 5 minutes. I love to read so I created a reading nook. Find out more about why I did that here. Recharging your batteries will fuel your motivation to get things done.
Be a happy mum by caring for yourself
We have all heard of the saying make sure your cup isn’t empty, filling our cup regularly means that we are happier mums for our family and for ourselves. It’s very easy for mums to push their needs last. However, this will eventually catch up with us in the long run and a Mum running on empty is not a happy Mum. Check out my top tips for mum’s to look after themselves here.
Imperfection makes Mum happy
These days expectations on mum’s can be very high. Social media can give us unrealistic and skewed views of motherhood and raising children. Enjoy these images for what they are. For instance, behind every photo is 20 photos that didn’t work out. The mess is hidden, they have spent an insane amount of money on the party, and this will help to realise that your version is OK too. In fact it is more that OK, it is wonderful. To read more about embracing imperfection, please click here.
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