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Welcome new phase of Life with these essentials

October 14, 2016
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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.

Be creative

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.

 

Write

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 learnings 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.

 

Relax

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.

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How are you managing the blues? Share some tips with us and help each other.


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10 Comments

  • Reply Mackenzie Glanville October 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    I really love this, it is so different to the usual tips and you have thought of some great creative ideas too #mg

    • Reply upasna October 24, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Thanks MG, I am happy to know this. These are some practical tips which helped me as a new Mom

  • Reply Vinitha October 22, 2016 at 3:19 am

    Great tips, Upasna! I’m doing them all. 🙂

    • Reply upasna October 24, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Hey Vinitha, thanks for stamping it dear- who other than you can affirm this as a new Mother. Congrats. Wishes to the new Kiddo.

  • Reply Burnished Chaos October 19, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Great tips, especially getting out in the fresh air and writing, these two things helped me more than anything else x
    #mg

    • Reply upasna October 24, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      Same pinch Alana..Thanks for passing by

  • Reply Sarah Stockley October 17, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I used to fin going for a walk was great, really took my mind off of all the things that needed doing indoors. Great tips for new mums. Sarah #mg

    • Reply upasna October 18, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      Thanks for passing by Sarah..I loved your dream catchers.

  • Reply Maniparna Sengupta Majumder October 16, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Useful tips here. I’m sure this will help a lot to get over the postpartum problems… 🙂

    • Reply upasna October 17, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Maniparna for your kind words. It helped me a lot. Really.

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