As a mom and business owner myself, I GET IT.
Life can be stressful. From the moment you wake up, you already have a mental to do list in your head, and that’s before you’ve even had your coffee! I’m going to share with you 3 tips to help you be less stressed, more connected, and ready to conquer the day!
1. Get enough sleep.
I can’t stress this one enough! Think about how crabby your kids get when they don’t get enough sleep – adults are the same way! So instead of staying up late vegging out on the couch watching TV or mindlessly scrolling through your phone, go to bed and get some rest! The body can’t recharge its batteries if you don’t give it a chance to. Shoot for at 7 hours a night, and keep in mind that many people need more than that.
2. Plan Priorities
Take 5 minutes each day to plan out your priorities. Maybe one kid has football practice he needs to get to and another needs to be picked up from piano lessons after school and then you’re on for making dinner tonight. Whatever it is, formulate your plan of attack, so you’re not as stressed out in the moment. I find it easiest to write it down so I don’t get that sense that I’m forgetting something. Then, I get the satisfaction of checking it off when I’m done. You can even take it a step farther and plan out the entire week. There will always be little things you’ll have to add or change, but it makes it that much easier to take on your tasks if you know what’s coming. I like writing it in a planner that I take with me wherever I go. I personally use the Passion Planner, which has a monthly and weekly view, as well as an area for personal and work to-do lists. The main thing is, pick what works best for you. If you need to write a list on a post-it note and stick it to the back of your phone, go with it!
3. Brain/Body Communication
You have to make sure your brain and body are communicating properly. As stress builds up over a period of time, whether that’s days or years, our body gets drained of its reserves to adapt to it. It also overloads your body’s circuit breaker, if you will, which is your brain communicating through your nervous system to all other parts of your body. When you can no longer adapt to stress properly, that’s where the feeling of overwhelm comes from. It can manifest as anxiety, depression, headaches, being tired all the time, the list goes on. Moms, you can’t keep pulling from an empty tank. It’s not good for yourself or your family. Chiropractic care restores that connection from the nervous system to the brain and the body, which allows you to be the best mom you can be. I always say here at the office that I can’t take your stress away, but I can help your body handle it better!
I hope you found this helpful, and if you have any questions or want me to elaborate on anything I went over, feel free to contact us today!