Becoming a Mom can be exciting and terrifying at the same time. Chances are if you are pregnant or just delivered a baby, you are freaking out just a little. While Motherhood is beautiful and full of amazing moments, it can have you questioning your every move, your every choice and let’s face it, whether or not you need that additional cup of coffee.
Don’t drive yourself insane obsessing over every single little detail. There are some things you need to know.
SANITY SAVING ADVICE FOR NEW MOMS
TALK TO OTHER MOMS
Start looking into programs in your area where you can socialize and meet with other Moms. You may not use them until your baby is a little older, but it is nice to know that they are there when you are ready.
LISTEN TO ADVICE BUT BE OBJECTIVE
Listen to advice, but take every piece of advice with a grain of salt. If you internalize every little piece of advice that your mom, grandma and that stranger on the street volunteers, you will drive yourself crazy trying to sift through it all. It is best to listen, but also be objective.
Accepting help now and then so you can have a relaxing shower or take a much-needed nap does not in any way mean you are failing as a Mother. Never allow your mind to think such thoughts as that. Accepting a helping hand is perfectly ok and well deserved.
Don’t forget to breathe. You may think this is silly advice but if you are getting so overwhelmed it can be easy to forget to take a second out of your day just to take a deep cleansing breath.
DO SOMETHING FOR YOU
It is very important that you do not forget to do things for you. Yes, you are a Mother but you are also a person. Becoming a Mother doesn’t mean that you all of a sudden stop enjoying me time like binge-watching your favorite shows, or heading out for a coffee date with your best friend. It just means that you may have to do it at a different time of day, or in smaller segments. So take time for you and don’t feel guilty about it, it will make you feel refreshed and happy.
Becoming a mother is truly a beautiful and amazing experience, always remember you are doing what is best for your child by making sure you keep your sanity in tact. Congratulations!
If you are looking for some mommy me time ideas, check out these 25 ME TIME IDEAS FOR MOMS:
You can sign-up to get an email update each day. You can also connect with us on: