Stress Awareness and Relief for the Super Mom!
You do it all! You cook, clean, and take care of the kids and somehow still manage to go to school, work and stay focused, well organized and on task. You find those super hidden powers daily as your strength begins to wither as the night hours roll in. Quite frankly you are one of the most powerful creatures alive. You prove this with every obstacle you conquer. Even with all that is going on in your life you keep smiling and find it in you to be a motivation to others.
Being a Super Mom can be hard work. It can induce stress that has an effect on you in ways you can't imagine. In the midst of doing so many things at once it is easy to overlook the build up of stress or the habits you may have adopted in your subconscious attempts to deal with it. Finding positive and effective ways to deal with stress is important. Your children depend on you, you are the bread winner, the caretaker, the role model. The way you handle situations now will forever have an impact on your children and the way they handle situations when they reach adulthood.
I know! You're thinking to yourself I'm not stressed, this doesn't apply to me. The truth is we all deal with some level of stress. In some cases you may not feel stressed. It's not always something that you take note of immediately, but here are some signs you may recognize: Headaches, fidgeting, moodiness, depression, body aches (neck, back, joints,), heartburn, nausea, weight gain or loss, increase or decrease in appetite, feeling lonely, being indecisive, anxiousness. These are a few of the 50 or so common symptoms and signs of stress. Surprised? Many of the physical, mental and emotional difficulties you may have or are experiencing may be indeed caused by stress.
Now you can understand why it is so very serious for you to have good stress management. I hate to add another item to your list of super duties Super Mom but stress management can actually be fun. You can make your stress management time your ME time and it will make a world of difference. One of the keys to stress management is balance. You must set a time aside daily to do what really makes you happy. Whether it be reading, writing, drawing, sewing etc. whatever it is dedicate at least 20 minutes to it.Continued on the next page