Does any really pay attention or even think about the mental health of moms. As a stay at home mom of 3 boys under the age of seven years old, I often times think of the mental place that other moms are in that I share this season in particular.
I know that doctors are always concerned about the mental health of moms during a moms pregnancy and right after the delivery and return home due to the high rise of postpartum depression. It’s so easy to feel lost, exhausted and mentally stripped going through the day to day routines of motherhood. I often times have to fight for consistent stability and my own safe space of refill mentally. My husband recently picked up more hours of work, which means that I am officially a single parent just about Monday through Sunday during the daytime. Now don’t get offended by the wording I used to express my position in the home. Being a single parent in this case simply means that majority of the parenting task and responsibility in this season I will carry.
You’ve often time heard of bad stories about moms randomly killing their children, and as a whole and compassionate individual you may wonder how in the world could that mom do that…. she must be a monster. Now I would by no means endorse a mother killing the treasures of God which children are indeed, but does anyone take time to understand the job of moms, and what exactly they do every day. Most moms have the responsibility of raising “HUMANS” teaching them every single detail of what it means to become a decent human being and an asset to our society today. Call me a preach, but from sun up to sun down moms across the world are working intensely by serving their households every day Monday through Sunday with no time off except for the sleep that is required to stay alive…
Initially writing this post I felt a huge ball of emotion, and underappreciation from our society in particular that makes the role of motherhood at times appear to be so simple. Boy, it is not!!! I often time get frustrated talking to people that have no clue and don’t show a sense of empathy at all for Motherhood! But thank God that I feel a level of strength, and pride because I understand the amount of responsibility that God Himself entrusted me with by lending me my beautiful 3 boys to raise, and make great men. I hope that this post triggers you as a mom to think about the choices that you must make each day of raising your children the best way possible. I want to encourage you to also push for peace in your mind so that you can continue to do what has been given to you as one of the greatest and most important jobs on earth and that is raising children. Here are a few things that I do to detox when my fuels running low and I am on my way to exploding!
1-Chamomile, Stress Lavender Tea: Tea has been a God sent. At the end of almost every day, my body craves a warm cup of tea to wind down after I put the little ones down. You should try it!
2-Buy a diffuser- Ever since I purchased one, I love it! It instantly helps to shift my mood will all of the scents that are designed to help address your needs.
3-Prayer and reflection of the day. I often will sit on the edge of my bed right before I drift off to sleep thanking God for the day and thinking about how much He has blessed me in spite of the stress of motherhood. I feel a sense of strength and renewal.
4- Finding someone to talk to about your stress: I will often vent to my husband and mom about what I am feeling. They help me to round up my emotions by just listening or responding and giving me a new fresh perspective.
5- Understanding that seasons change- The best perspective to have when raising children, in general, is to understand that nothing last forever. The best view to have is a positive one realizing that these are your years to sow into your children because they don’t stay small forever!
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