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Stay at Home mom’s Mental Health Awareness.
Today I really wanted to share with you all, the importance of stay at home mom’s mental health awareness. I really feel like it isn’t discussed enough. As most of you know, I am a stay at home mom and though I do not claim to be a mental health expert, I have dealt with depression and like to share any tips that have helped me, in hopes that it can hopefully, help you too. Without further adieu, let’s get into more about stay at home mom’s mental health awareness.
Self love is a big part of a mom’s mental health.
First and foremost, as a stay at home mom I do realize I spend most of my time caring for others, instead of myself. This can become draining and it’s important to practice self care and have self love for yourself. You have to love yourself, your body, YOU in order to be a happy stay at home mom. In order to be content and happy with yourself, you need to love yourself first.
Self love is part of mental health. The more you love yourself, the happier you are. I really do advocate for mental health and wellness. Something that helps me center myself is my Bible. Talking to God and reading His Word has helped me on my hardest days. Just knowing God id there for me, a prayer away makes me feel all the better. I used to depend on others to “make” me happy. Until I became a mom, I realized that NO ONE can “make” you happy.
And I honestly cannot believe I ever thought that.
How does one even MAKE you happy?
Doesn’t really make sense, does it?
It really doesn’t.
Reading the Bible can help stay at home moms when they are depressed.
So, I started diving into my Bible when hard times hit. When I felt like I wasn’t worth anything, like I wasn’t good enough, or just when I started feeling down. It helps when you have your Bible close to you. Devotionals are helpful too. They relate to your life on a more personal level.
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Pampering yourself can help your mental health.
I used to believe that pampering myself wasn’t necessary. Now, I don’t know why I ever put myself last all of the time. I regret that. Taking care of yourself means loving yourself and when you love yourself, it’s easier to love others.
Spending time on yourself is important for your mental health because you’re giving yourself that time that you need to just relax and unwind. Not everything has to be “go,go,go” as it is with some people. And not everybody has a right to tell you what to do all the time. If you want to take time for yourself, DO IT FOR YOU. You’re the boss of you!
Doing your nails and makeup goes a long way.
Even something as little as doing your nails, or ordering your favorite beauty products online when you don’t feel like going outside and socializing with people, will go a far way. It’s not fair to yourself to not pamper yourself. You deserve it, mama. You’re taking care of humans EVERY SINGLE DAY. Order your favorite beauty products in the link down below:
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You work hard, mama.
You’re raising your children to be awesome people. You do the hard work and you deserve to have the makeup to look and feel good, and nails done. Trust me. Don’t ever think you’re not worth it. Because you are. And I’m telling you this, in hopes that there’s a mom out there, who needs to hear this. Because I want to help YOU.
I wish I would’ve read this sooner. Maybe I would have actually listened back when I was feeling so low about myself. Either way, I’m happy now that I know my worth and what I deserve, because I can teach that to my children, who matter the most to me.
I can teach them that God loves them and I do too. That they deserve ALL the things, no matter how bad they’re feeling and what others tell them. What matters is what’s in their hearts.
YOU MATTER, your mental health matters.
Moms deserve ALL the happiness, and getting there can be a long process. However, don’t loose hope. Because your kids want to see their mama happy.
My kids are always looking up to me and they notice the second mommy isn’t happy. It’s important to be able to express yourself with your children in a healthy way, and a positive way, so that they don’t feel too bad when they see mom sad. Kids are very smart and observant.
If you’re feeling too down and sad, asking for help is never a bad thing. Even if someone has made you feel like asking for help is bad, reject that. Seriously, reject it. Asking for help is NOT bad. You’re asking because you NEED it. Even talking about this with your loved one or a friend, would probably make it easier for you to deal with. You do matter and your mental health matters.
Mental health awareness needs to be talked about more.
I think mental health awareness isn’t talked about as much as it should be. We matter and our happiness does matter. I know there are bad days for a stay a home mom, and there are awesome great days. Don’t get me wrong, watching our babies grow is so beautiful and being able to be there every step of the way, is such a blessing.
Still, not everyday is perfect because we don’t live in a perfect world. The best thing we can do for ourselves is to love ourselves and treat our bodies right. Tell yourself daily what you think about yourself. I do this by repeating my positive affirmations daily. This has helped me discover happiness and who I truly am. Saying these to myself give me the courage and strength to believe in myself each and every day.
Tell yourself what you love about yourself.
Positive affirmations are so healthy for your mental health, and so is finding a hobby/passion that you absolutely love. MY passion is my blog, mrsplanahead. You can read up more on why I decided to blog and what lead me to this decision here. I am very happy and content with my website at the moment, and I am grateful for this outlet. I wish that you have happiness too, and follow me on my blogging journey as I continue to blog about mine.
Until next time,