Sometimes, life has a way of throwing us curve balls to deal with. Other times, it’s just our normal, hectic, full on life to manage.
Regardless of the situation, it’s in the nature of almost every mum to WORRY! Sometimes we wonder if we didn’t worry, who would?
Coping with the worry itself can have an impact on our day to day lives and unless we figure out how to manage that worry, it can become a worry in itself!
So we asked MoM members, what they do to stop worrying.
Here are 10 simple tips straight from the Mouths of Mums on how to stop worrying…
1 . “If I am ever worried about anything, I call the one person that puts me back on the ‘worry free’ path.. my mum. She has a way of knowing the right thing to say! “
2. “Thinking about the future makes me stress. Spending time focussing on the NOW calms me. Enjoy every moment. Not easy. It needs practice but helps!”
3. “When bub is asleep I go and cuddle up and talk my worries to my husband – it works everytime. He’s my rock.”
4. “Learn to accept uncertainty – you can’t control the future. Have balance – when you start to worry, think about how much good is in your life.”
5. “Stop worrying by asking yourself questions like: Is there a more positive or realistic way of looking at the situation?”
6. “If I’m feeling like it’s all getting on top of me I try to do a yoga DVD when bubs is sleeping.”
7. “We share our troubles over dinner each day. A worry shared is a worry halved, hugs and a warm bath never fails to soothe.”
8. “Having suffered post-natal anxiety, I’m determined my son wont be a worrier. Talking through worries and focusing on facts, not “maybe’s” is the key!”
9. “Have a ‘worry period’. During your worry period,worry about whatever’s on your mind. The rest of the day is a worry-free zone.”
10. “Remember the term ‘Does it really matter?’ We are always so busy with little ones and need to prioritise constantly. I have stuck this up in my kitchen and it helps me every day focus on whats important and remember to have fun at the same time!”
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