Life can be very overwhelming at times, especially when you have children. There seems to be always something to do, and once you’ve finished the endless tasks, like ironing or laundry, the basket or ironing pile will be full up again this time tomorrow. It can feel like a constant weight, and it’s not healthy. If you’ve been on this treadmill for some time, you might not even realize how it’s affecting you. And the only way we can really see if something is affecting us for the worst is when we step out of it and realize “Woah, I was really stressed!” It’s easy when people tell it to you, and you can brush it off, but getting your own space is vital, even when you’ve got a small home. Here’s a few tricks…
Not only are there health benefits of getting outside after being cooped up at home all day, but getting some time to yourself will take you out of the situation. You don’t even have to go for long walks or anything, but it can help. If you have a limited amount of time to get some space for yourself, you may want to invest in a shed. It’s easy to assemble, and you can put it in the back garden, right at the end, and you can make it your own space. Men are entitled to their own man cave, so why don’t you take a leaf out of that book? And even if you can’t assemble a shed, stores like I Like Sheds will put it together for you anyway. A shed has been a lifesaver, not just for mums, but for marriages too. It makes people realize that space and time apart are important. Otherwise, cabin fever can set in!
Make Some Space!
A small home is cramped, and it feels like there’s no way out, but look at your stuff. Do you need all of that? Making some space might be what the doctor ordered, especially if you’ve got a spare room that is top to toe in junk. A handy little hack: store things upwards to make some more space. This works really well in kitchens and rooms with high ceilings. If you have a load of junk, it’s important to get rid of it! It’ll declutter your mind too.
It might be the savior you’ve needed. Go to the gym or meet up with friends once in a while. It might make you realize that everyone is going through the same thing and it’s not just you. Don’t have many friends? Join a gym or a class. It’s one hour a week, and you’ll get some exercise which has many benefits for body and mind.
Make The Most Of The Grandparents
If you really need a break, never be ashamed in asking for help. The grandparents or relatives or even a babysitter will give you the time you need to get your thoughts together, or just to have a nap for a couple of hours. It’s important to find ways to get time away because it’ll help you be a better mum.