7 Tips to Be a Happy and Successful Stay at Home Mom
Congratulations! You’ve decided to stay home with your kids. Transitioning to a stay at home mom can be quite exciting and challenging especially for someone who has been working full time – 8 hour shifts. It is a wonderful gift where you can stay home with your kids but it’s easy to realize of how wonderful experience it can be.
Here are few tips for making stay-at-home-mom a more enjoyable experience.
Just because you are not working anymore doesn’t mean you can get rid of schedules. Trust me – setting a schedule will make your day go much smoother. Schedules will help you complete your tasks, help you achieve what you had decided to on that day, plus help you feel less tired and overwhelmed.
Take time for yourself
Stay-at-home-mom doesn’t mean you only take care of the children, the house, run errands, cook, do laundry and the list goes on. You need to take time for yourself. By doing this, you will be much happier as now you are doing what you want to or love to do. It could be reading books or magazines, gardening, knitting, scrapbooking, or watching favorite movie.
Quit being perfect
Working on being a great mom doesn’t mean you have to be a perfect mom. Let’s be real – there is always room to do better; improve the way we take care of our children. In order to enjoy the whole process you need to be less obsessed about being perfect.
Keep yourself fit
Dedicate some time daily for workout. Exercise will keep you strong and motivated. It will provide you with energy that you need in order to take care of your children plus do other needs around the house. Also drink lots of water. Water is the best solution to keep you healthy.
Socialize with other stay-at-home-moms
Meet and talk to other moms you stay at home moms. You’ll be surprised how much you can teach and learn from each other. Plus it will keep you engaged in adult communication rather than being staying isolated.
Teach your kids to play independently
By teaching or letting your kids play independently will help them expand their imagination. By doing this, you will be able to get some time to do other things like fold the laundry or make important phone call.
Cut down on electronic time
It’s amazing how much time is spent on the computer, cell phone, tablets, etc. Imagine how much of free time you can get if the amount of time spent on electronics can be sliced into half. You will be able to achieve so much more and be able to get other things done like reading books to your kids, playing with them or completing that DIY project.