Do you know what one of the toughest jobs in life is? It’s supporting and caring for a family when you aren’t feeling so great yourself.
Something that can be an unwelcome regular occurrence when you are struggling with PND and two young children to take care of. Luckily, there are things that we can do to boost our mood and offer ourselves a little self-care. Some of the most effective of which are detailed in my post below.
Get a better nights sleep
I recently read that sleep is the fuel for all the activities that we get done it the day, which is a brilliant way of putting it. Of course, sleep can seem elusive to mums, especially when the kids are young. That is why it is worth changing things up in that department if you can.
One way of doing this is to use a device like white noise machine that helps sooth the kids off to sleep much easier and can improve their chances of sleeping through the whole night as well.
Of course, it may not be just the kids that are keeping you up at night, but an issue with your bed too. To that end, it’s well worth considering whether your bed and mattress are comfortable and supportive enough because if they aren’t you could be waking up numerous times in the night!
If this is the case, then it’s probably time to replace your old mattress with something like the vi spring mattress instead. The reason being that these are known to be hugely comfortable and well made from the finest natural materials which are bound to help you drift off into more peaceful sleep.
Spend some time on you to do list
Do you get annoyed when you have a to-do list as long as your arm, but just don’t have the time to get anything done? Well, you’re not alone, and that is why on occasion it can be beneficial to send the kids out with your other half and dedicate some time to doing those jobs that are eating away at you Zen! Just remember that no one’s home is perfect, and don’t make your standards too high. Otherwise, you’ll never be pleased with the result!
Last of all, being a mummy is hard work! In fact, it is a 24/7 job that you don’t get paid to do, and don’t have any time off from either! Of course, it is hugely rewarding too, but that is hard to remember in the middle of a two-year-old’s tantrum!
That is why it is crucial that as a mum you schedule some time in some time to relax! I don’t just mean grabbing a cuppa or watching single feature of This Morning either, but some quality relaxation time where you can actually unwind for a minimum of an hour!
With that in mind, while it’s always nice to go out as a family, sometimes reading a chapter of your latest book, taking a bubble bath, or even treating yourself to a nice spa day might just be the best way to ensure that you are as happy as possible as a mum and that your family reaps the benefits of this as well.
*This is a collaborative post*