Mothers Magic – Magic Mothers

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This weekend is Mother’s day and we are supposed to show extra care, kindness as well as understanding.  Society places so many expectations upon mothers that it feels as if they are nowadays Super-heroines.  Then we wonder why there so many over-worked women and yet they feel that they are sometimes not good enough.

(5 points below to manage your busy schedule)

Are you letting stress take over your mind and life?

It’s impossible to escape challenges in our fast-paced lives but it is quite possible to change how we react to it.

Symptoms of stress include:

  • Shortness of breath and chest tightness
  • Fear of losing control
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Feelings of detachment
  • Comfort eating

If these warning signs are not dealt with as soon as possible, they can severely damage one’s health and put a strain on the one thing we care most of in life – relationships.

It’s easy to say ‘‘just relax”, but what are some of the things you can do to become more relaxed.

Put into perspective 

Understand that excess worrying isn’t helpful and can be avoided.  Stress is a reaction and you can control it.  Be your own leader.  Identify likely events (e.g. work issues, challenges with kids etc…)  that may cause you to lose control and find solutions.  Every day life is a bit harder to predict.  We know the emergency numbers.  If you don’t need to call those, what’s the big deal?!

Be aware of your well-being 

Exercise, eat well, dance, sing in the shower, hang out with the people you like.  Your mind becomes relaxed and these positive feelings are key to problem solving.

When stuck with a problem

Write them down, get them out of your system.  Don’t bottle up your emotions, write them down aswell.  A problem shared is a problem halved – help will find you.

Flip negatives into positives 

Stuck in a traffic jam? Bugger!!! shout, swear etc.etc..instead, Great listen to amazing music, phone your friend you’ve been meaning to call. Strike up a conversation with the cute person in the car next door.  Unruly child? – that’s just a typical high stress moment, it will change, and they will be their lovely selves soon enough.

Appreciate the small things

It’s easy to set high goals and be disappointed when they don’t just happen.  Be realistic.  Celebrate small goals.  I’ve just finished the goal of writing this blog…Yippeee!!

When you are at peace with yourself, you will find joy in over-coming the everyday mini-crisis.

Wishing you a very eventful, happy and lovely Mother’s Day!

Adam Cumberland

 

 

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