I believe all mums are beautiful and have a story to share.
We are everything to our little kids, we are their world.
The happiness of our kids depends on the happiness of us…
Happiness is an inside job.
Yet more often than not mums leave themselves at the bottom of the ladder and put all the needs of the family before their own.
It’s a wonderful trait and that’s what makes us a mum.
…It’s beautiful ♥
But we can’t forget our own happiness…. and not let go of our own dreams.
I believe to be a happy mum we need to think about ourselves too… because it’s not all joy and bloom as the outside world thinks.
…It’s a tough and an emotional job.
Yes, it’s rewarding but you need to be strong because life doesn’t always go smooth and happy sailing.
People often ask me how I cope raising 7 kids and yet appear to be happy and content.
I love my kids but I still go through everything that most mums emotionally and physically deal with…
I have far from a perfect life but I appreciate what I am given.
I just feel there are little things we can do in our everyday lives to make things a little easier.
I’m sure there’s alot more but here’s what I think what we can do to be a happier mum….
I believe we need to have gratitude first for the little blessing in everyday life.
Before we can ask for anything else we need to be thankful for what we have and who we are.
Don’t look at what you don’t have but appreciate what you do 🙂
It radiants a positive energy and outlook in life.
Love and appreciate others around you and say I love you to your dear ones every day.
Live with no regrets and give others your time.
2. Health and Well-Being
Us mums need to look after our health and well-being if we want to be around for our family as best we can.
We need to feed our body good with healthy foods and take an interest in how we look and feel.
You don’t have to be glamours but appreciate your own beauty and make the most of what you have.
Be the best version of yourself.
I also don’t believe in being super skinny but being at a “happy weight”.
A weight that makes us feel good about ourselves and have the energy to run our homes.
That doesn’t come with being too skinny but rather healthy.
Our job as a mum is also educating our family on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle but still have treats too.
It’s about finding foods that can help you but still creating balance in your family’s life.
Find an exercise that you enjoy.
Exercise puts out “happy hormones” and is needed not only to benefit your body but your mind as well.
It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you enjoy it.
Everybody these days knows the benefits of exercise and you don’t have to go hardcore to receive them.
I love walking, it’s more than just exercise for me…
It’s about getting out, clearing my mind and helps keep my weight down too 🙂
It fits into my lifestyle and it doesn’t put too much pressure on me in every way.
4. Find ‘Flow”
Find something you “love to do” that gives you a sense of independence.
This is called “flow” and is needed to feel an emotional sense of happiness. It’s doing something that you just enjoy doing.
It could be self-development, volunteering or finding a hobby, cooking or playing a sport. It could be going to church, a social group or being part of a wider community and even your job.
Whatever makes you feel happy and it doesn’t have to be of monetary benefit. You don’t even have to do it all the time.
I enjoy my blog, writing, and researching. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and creates balance in my life.
5. Keep Life Simple
To be a happier mum and raise happier kids I believe we need to keep things simple in all aspects of life.
This could mean meals, stuff around the house, your timetable, the kids’ activities, and parenting.
It doesn’t matter what it is, but slow down – smell the roses and keep life simple. Don’t put so much pressure on yourself.
6. Life Is Now
Love your kids, love your family and love what you do. It’s about being and living in the present and focusing well on each task 😉
Don’t hold on to past grudges, think about the past or dwell on mistakes. Life is about learning, moving forward and forgiveness.
Don’t wait for that special occasion,,,,, that moment is NOW!
7. Help Others
When you do something for others it naturally lifts your spirits.
It helps with depression and loneliness. When you see someone else appreciate what you have done for them it will make you feel good about yourself.
It doesn’t have to be of monetary value, just a gesture that will make the difference in someone else’s day.
True giving is not expecting anything back but giving with a happy heart.
8. You Are Enough
Most importantly, never underestimate the job you are doing as a mum.
Love yourself and believe you are worthy of wonderful things. Ask for help when you need it and don’t compare yourself or your situation to others.
We are all going through our own personal battles and trying the best we can – we are in it together.
Smile 🙂 you are beautiful…
9. Play Your Favourite Song
Music is a doctor to the soul, it helps you feel good and is a great way to bust out of a bad mood.
Sing out loud and dance while you still can !!!
10. Never Give Up!
Motherhood is a journey of love and mystery …
Hope these few ideas can help you be a happier mum and please share your thoughts and ‘happy mum’ tips below.
Please reach out if you never need to chat.
Love and Believe in Yourself