5 Stress-Busting Tips For Preschool Mums

Jan 15, 2014

The daily pressures of managing a family can consume our energy and peace of mind. If you have preschool children and toddlers in the house, double that! Here are five ways to find some serenity amid all the chaos.

1. Rise Early

For busy mums, try waking up about 20 minutes before you have to wake your young children up. Have a cup of tea in peace, do some yoga stretches and say a few words of gratitude for a great day ahead and you will see that your entire persona is different when you wake your kids up. The few minutes that you spend awake earlier them gives you the chance to freshen up and have a better attitude when you wake them up.

2. Be Here Now

Our minds are often filled with worries of the future. The best way to avoid this stress is to immerse yourself in the moment, always. This anticipatory thinking gets you nowhere and will not let you focus on the present either. To fully be here, focus on what you are doing and what you need to do the rest of the day.

3. Talk It Out

The one tool mums have and should always use is the power of ‘self-talk’. This is a great way to control emotions and to manage situations. Develop your inner voice and let it guide you when you need help in a situation. This inner voice is your instincts and it is a good friend to depend on.

4. Laugh

Humor heals. Life’s little annoyances won’t seem so annoying if you laughed a little more. According to researchers, we all experience at least 30 situations every day where our heart is affected. Heal your heart by laughing and see how it heals you.

5. Take a Break

I’d say this is one of the most important and effective things you can do to relieve stress. You don’t need to plan a week-long vacation (though that would be bliss). All you need is little breaks throughout the week. Meet your girlfriends for a cup of coffee for an hour. Go for a massage. Forget about the to-do list once in a while and indulge in a manicure. Take some time out regularly and you will never see stress building up.

Happy Parenting!