Are you a New Mother?
You must be going through mood swings and depressing phases. Why I am saying this is because I myself experienced these changes. Amidst all the sleep deprived nights and tantrum handling days, we need to calm ourselves.
Only if we are content, we can devote our mind and heart towards the tiny ones without any stress.
Essentials for a new Mother
There are few things I feel must for new Mothers. I would be glad to know if this makes you a happy Mom.
Indulge yourself in any creative activity- Be it arts & crafts, music & dance or just Doodling. Make creativity part of your daily life.
You do need any special talent for this. Creativity is no different and just need some practice.
It will soothe you and help you to be more focused.
Take a walk
Nature walk is healing. Be little slow and take a short walk being close to nature.
Notice the beauty all around you- Lush green, bright flowers and chirping birds. It lowers the stress, maintains normal Blood pressure and develops the ability to deal with changes and new responsibilities.
You can choose Morning walk with the baby in the stroller or early evening walk when baby is enjoying their nap time.
It also reduces the fatigue which can be the reason for decreased milk production.
Move your body
Make exercise your daily habit. Spare at least 15 minutes of your time for breathing and other exercises.
Perform exercises while you’re doing daily activities. Pelvic floor exercises (Kegel exercises) can be done anywhere and are very valuable for achieving a strong, stable pelvic area.
It also reduces back discomfort whihc is common in new Mothers.
This is my personal tip. I can’t tell you how much writing has helped me in this tough phase.
Write anything- Daily gratitude journal, Baby Dairy or your new learning being a Parent now.
It has two benefits- You will feel more satisfied when you write. Moreover, it will create memories for you to cherish them later.
This is a golden tip! Take short naps of 30-45 mins whenever possible.
If possible, go out for an hour or two every week to reconnect with yourself and the world. Take regular massage to relieve stress and strengthen the muscles.
Note: Consult a Doctor before taking any massage.
How are you managing the blues? Share some tips with us and help each other.
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