Let’s just be honest. We love our kids, but sometimes, “mommying” is just plain and simple… A LOT! Some days you feel like you’re just trying to keep it together and make sure everyone is fed, happy, and healthy, but somehow you can’t seem to get anything done.
You’re just busy doing “some” thing, but end up doing a lot of nothing. While juggling multiple responsibilities, it’s crucial for moms to prioritize self-care and personal growth.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) can be a useful way to help moms navigate the challenges of motherhood, reduce stress, and unlock their inner potential and focus on more self-care.
Feeling foggy-brained, overwhelmed, and surely missing, but needing self-care?
You feel like you’re drowning in responsibilities—and there’s no room for you in the process. You start feeling that mom guilt creep up and think you’re not doing enough for your kids.
In reality, you’re doing a lot for your kids, but just experiencing overwhelm because you may be missing and looking for a bit more organization.
Just a little more structure that works in your day-to-day routines and activities. You haven’t been able to make everything work out perfectly.
But guess what! None of us have been able to work everything out perfectly because we are all human. Perfection with kids or even life, in general, is like going to the pet store to buy a real unicorn. It’s just not going to happen.
So don’t beat yourself up about not getting all the things done or sometimes, none of the things done. A lot of moms feel this way too and are right where you are.
Sometimes, thinking positively is the last thing on your mind. However, in these moments as much as you might want to be the “Negative Nancy,” it will not do anything, but pull you down into a deeper slump.
Have your moment of frustration, but then, it’s time to shift to creating a positive mindset so that you can feel better and actually be more productive, minus the feeling of overwhelm.
What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that explores the connection between our thoughts, language, and behavior.
It provides practical techniques to help you understand and change how you think about challenges or your mindset, how you communicate, and your behavior.
It will allow you to achieve your desired goals whether it’s figuring out how to more efficiently meal prep and plan or even getting a solid laundry and cleaning schedule going. It all starts with your mindset.
A positive mindset is having an attitude and perspective that focuses on being optimistic, productive thinking, and believing in the power of positivity. It is all about adopting positive thoughts, emotions, and even behaviors, even in the face of challenges or setbacks.
Is this an easy thing to do? No, it is not always. Sometimes, you may just fail at it. And know that, that is okay too. Give yourself grace and remind yourself that perfection is not the focus.
Holding back your feelings is not the goal.
The point is to remind yourself that in your moments of overwhelm and stress, life is not perfect and that you are not perfect either. You tell yourself that you are willing to be frustrated right now.
You’re even willing to be annoyed right now. However, you are not willing to be complacent and remain in these thoughts and feelings. You tell yourself that you will work through this challenging moment. Even take a break and focus on your self-care.
Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) encourages self-care and personal growth. Busy moms may even use NLP to boost motivation, practice self-compassion, and prioritize their well-being, leading to increased fulfillment and happiness.
Moms may find value in incorporating NLP techniques into their lives to reduce stress, enhance communication, and improve overall well-being.
Keep in mind that consulting with a qualified Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner or exploring NLP resources specifically tailored for busy moms.
However, if you’re a simple mom, just looking for some ways to decompress on those tough “mommying” days, just remember to remain optimistic, know that this moment and or season will pass, but until then you can use these 7 tips to help you relax, unwind, and find some zen.
Tips to Help You Decompress
Here are 7 simple and practical things you can do to decompress after an overwhelming day.
– Taking a break for a warm bath or shower so you can reset. Use calming scents, such as lavender or chamomile, and take your time to relax and let go of the day’s stress
-Do deep breathing exercises. In a quiet space, (creating a zen den is perfect for this) practice deep breathing exercises. Inhale deeply through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and exhale slowly through your mouth. Focus on your breath to calm your mind and release tension.
-Write in a journal. Sometimes, spending a few moments reflecting on your day by writing in a journal helps in assessing what things are causing some of the frustration and overwhelm.
Sometimes, it’s simple things like dinner wasn’t planned or cooked and it through the remainder of the day for a loop. Meal planning is a great way to solve something like this. Let your thoughts flow freely onto the pages, expressing your emotions and capturing any insights that can help you for the next day.
-Listen to soothing music or nature sounds. Create a calming atmosphere or zen den by listening to soft, soothing music or nature sounds. Allow the melodies to transport you to a place of tranquility and help your mind unwind.
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-Engage in an activity that will help you channel your emotions. Outlets such as painting, drawing, knitting, writing, or even adding inspirational wall art decor that infuses your environment with positive energy and will empower your mindset. It’s creative, therapeutic, and can provide a sense of accomplishment too.
-Enjoy a cup of herbal tea. Sip on a warm cup of herbal tea, such as chamomile or peppermint. The routine of preparing and enjoying tea can be calming and provide a moment of mindfulness and reflection.
-Disconnect from technology. Sometimes, or mind and body are simply overstimulated which can look and feel like overwhelm and stress. Take a break from screens and technology for a bit.
Disconnecting from social media too allows you to fully disconnect and be present in the moment, reduce mental clutter, and help you relax.
You in these moments so that you can think with a clear mind, have a calm and peaceful spirit, and work towards learning, creating, and eventually building systems that work better for you and your family.
A positive mindset helps you become solution focused instead of frustrated and “in your feelings” focused.
Building a positive or growth mindset as a mom, especially when you feel defeated or overwhelmed, is essential for your well-being and overall happiness.