Raising young children can be a wonderful experience, filled with joy however it often also comes with daily challenges and feelings of exhaustion and overwhelm. The following wellbeing tips are a great starting point for mums and dads wanting to boost how they feel each day as they raise their young children.
Value your Wellbeing.
Choose to make feeling good a priority. Consistently check-in with, nurture and celebrate your wellbeing each and everyday.
Explore and become clear on how you are really doing in all 5 dimensions of wellbeing. It’s a wonderful starting point that helps you identify which dimension most needs your attention.
The 5 Wellbeing Dimensions
Focus your time and energy in the present moment as much as possible (it can be so easy to get distracted). Be conscious about your little daily choices and make time to enjoy the everyday moments.
Monitor your Self Talk.
Be aware of the way you talk to yourself. Are you talking to yourself with love and kindness? Be mindful of your inner-talk and check in regularly to ensure your tone is positive.
Embrace Self Kindness.
Being kind to yourself is essential. Treat yourself as you would a good friend and be self-compassionate whilst being on the journey of motherhood.
Nurture your Relationships.
As a mum, your social wellbeing is invaluable. Invest your love, time and energy in your most cherished and supportive relationships.
Incorporate mini breaks into your day. For example; Carve out time to enjoy a cup of tea before you start the household chores.
Give yourself permission to play and make time for fun. Play is often undervalued but is such a precious gift to yourself and your family. Embrace light-heartedness.
Begin your day with a PAP (Positive Action Plan). As soon as you wake, ask yourself these three questions… How do I want to feel today? What am I grateful for? What are my top 3 priorities? The PAP helps you to set the tone for your day.
Let go of mini mistakes and make better choices next time. Self-criticism is a waste of your precious time and energy. Celebrate and acknowledge the good in each day.