Here are 10 things happy moms do,
so remember these tips in your day-to-day life!
1. Find time for yourself
Happy moms know they deserve a little time to themselves. When you know youâ€™re going to have a little room to breathe later on in the day, itâ€™s easier to take on everything thatâ€™s in front of you. Our formula? Take 2 hours out for yourself every 3 days.
2. Donâ€™t make a happy baby, happier!
We all do itâ€¦you see your babyâ€™s head at what youâ€™re sure is an unnatural angle snoozing in their car seat. You just know theyâ€™ll be happier if their head was straight. So you move them. And they wake up. Then they scream. Or, you see them playing happily in the sand. You just know theyâ€™ll be happier if they played on the slide. So you interrupt them and move them to the slide. And theyâ€™re angry. And they let you know theyâ€™re REALLY angry. Hereâ€™s the thing, they were happy. It can be hard to do, but if your kidâ€™s not complaining, leave them be! Happy baby = Happy Mommy.
3. Embrace the mess
So your house doesnâ€™t look like something out of a magazine. That just means itâ€™s cozy! Your children have hands coated in dirt from the playground and faces coated in spaghetti from dinner. Itâ€™s not grossâ€”itâ€™s an adorable photo op! Life is about how you look at things. Next time that pile of laundry thatâ€™s been sitting on the chair for three days starts to get you down, just rememberâ€¦ itâ€™s probably feng shui.
4. Make time for your friends
Your family can survive without you while you make time to see friends. You are a woman with your own identity and its imperative that you and that identity go out for some margaritas once in awhile!
5. Stop blowing yourself off
While you may be the one taking care of everyone, it doesnâ€™t mean you canâ€™t also get what you want. Help your family realize your needs are as important as theirs and when mom is happy, everyone is happy, but when mom is notâ€¦.
6. Get in the zone
Take 10 minutes to do absolutely nothing but rest. Take a break from your day, close your eyes, breath in slowly and deeply through your nose and exhale through your mouth. Repeat several times. Think about a place you love that is relaxing, spend 10 minutes there in your mind.
7. Remember your dreams and goals
Everyday we are encouraging our children to reach their full potential. But sometimes in the midst of being a parent we forget about our own dreams and goals. The best thing you can do to encourage a child is to lead by example â€“happy moms hold on to their dreams and goals and donâ€™t let go.
8. Be lighthearted
Donâ€™t be the uptight mom. Be silly and dance with your kids to their music or tv show tunes. Be romantic and pull your partner into a waltz. Dance in slippery socks in your kitchen while making dinner.
9. Bend the Rules
One of the best parts of making the rules is occasionally breaking them. Maybe itâ€™s taking your child out of school for half a day on their birthday, or waking them up in the middle of the night to see a sky of shooting stars. Happy moms know how to turn the mundane into fun.
10. Mind your own business
Concentrate on creating your life the way you want it. Take care of you and your family. Donâ€™t get overly concerned with what other people are doing or saying. Donâ€™t get caught up with gossip or name calling. Stop seeking the validation of others and be confident in yourself.