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!”

Share your tip!

Have you got a good tip you can share with other mums? 

Simply post a comment below.

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  • Talk. I’m a talker. I always find talking things out or through with someone (or anyone!) can help give me clarity and relieve the stress a little.


  • I really like point 9 as well. There is a time you just have to work/take action on what is worrying you. And personally I like to do that in the mornings so by the end of the day you can truly take your mind of things.


  • BREATH… I have to focus on my breathing to calm myself sometimes. Count breaths in & out…..


  • When I start to get stressed and worry about things I take to the kitchen and do some experimenting. Some of my best recipes have come from being stressed! It’s my stress reliever.


  • Take a deep breath or some moments for myself and remind myself that things will be easier, get better, or tomorrow’s a new day.


  • I try to be as positive as possible and everyone would say I’m a positive person-but sometimes I can’t help but stress, and I usually keep it inside, I know, not good.


  • I’m very lucky to have a wonderful friend to talk things over with. She’s more like the sister I never had. She helps me to put things in perspective.


  • I’m a talker and I also like to try to think positively as much as possible. Talking things through or just out loud often changes perspective. I’m also a writer – I like to put my worries and thoughts down in a journal. Sometimes it’s just the release I need to help me work through things. And yoga also helps clear and relax my mind so I can take on things more easily.


  • Great points.
    I would like to add prayer to the list.
    Sometimes when worry and concerns fill my mind I’m not able to think about something else, as if the thought jump on me over and over again (I call it braining).
    At these moments it really helps me to pray and lay my concerns at the foot of the cross. I realize this may sound a bit ridiculous to those who don’t believe, but for me it always works. God is faithful.


  • Sometimes we really need to slow down or take some time out for a short while even.


  • Some good points in this article, thanks for sharing. There’s plenty of things to worry about in the world with kids of your own.


  • These are great ideas


  • I try deep breathing and to break things down. If it is that I’m overwhelmed by what’s coming up, I try and break it down into a day-by-day scenario. I’m doing this right now for this week. If it’s a family issue, always discuss over coffee with my friend. Never fails just to talk it out and give it perspective. If it’s my son, discuss it with my hubby – share the load and the worry. It’s never so bad after talking it over with him.


  • Great tips.
    I always find that sharing changes your perspective on things. When my husband is not there I pop in by my neighbour and friend and tickle her brain.
    Also music and dance are beautiful tools to redirect your mind and not to forget prayer / meditation.


  • Worrying about it won’t solve the problem. Just get on ad do something about it.


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