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Stress Relief Tips for Working Moms

Updated on February 28, 2013
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Mom's That Work Hard Get Stressed Out Too

It's a proven fact: Mom's work hard for their money.

This includes the uncompensated tireless work we do 24 hours a day 7 days a week for our loved ones as well as the W2 earnings that we receive from our employers. And if you are a mom that owns a small business then both the clocks seems to never stop unless we stop it ourselves.

This hub is for working mom's that get stressed out.

Why are mom's so stressed out?

Mom's are called on to juggle a lot from cooking and cleaning to nurturing and caring for loved ones. Add work demands to that already grilling routine and you can have one stressed out mom. There are so many hours in the day to tend to a family, work, commitment to friends and relatives, but a mom that's unemployed seems to do it with ease or that's what many people think.

Working moms often feel like no one understands what she is going through. Well she is in luck because this working mom understands. Here are quick and easy things you can do to restore order into your busy life and reduce stress.

What's a stressed out mom to do?

Eliminate

  • Review your To-Do List (all working moms have one)
  • Separate your list by Priority (Now, Later or Much Later)
  • Determine what must be done Now and do it ASAP
  • As you complete the Now items, replace them with the later and the much later items move to the later list
  • Eliminate things that you don't necessary have to do - don't just put them off - cross them off if you can

Tip: Dinner is a high priority item. Families need to eat nourishing meals to be healthy and strong. Instead of rushing home from work to prepare something, find time in your schedule to prepare a week's work of meals. You can place them in the fridge, heat them when you get home and dinner is done. Totally worry-free meal preparation will add some time back in your day.

Get Dad to Help Out - His Help May Be Music To Your Ears

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Rally The Troops

Mom's have their own army. They are called kids and family members. Ask them to help out around the house. As you reorganize your To-Do list you'll notice things that maybe your kids can do, ask them. Sometimes you can rally your neighbors to help to. For example, if you are responsible for dog walking maybe a neighbor walks her dog everyday too. Ask if she could take out your furry relative once in a while. Maybe you can do some extra chores for her or maybe prepare a homemade dish your neighbor will love as a token of thanks.


Saying Yes Just Adds To Your Stress

Do you have a trouble saying No to extra commitments?

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Use The Magic Word

There's a magic word that will free a working mom up every time but she rarely uses it.

No is the word.

Saying no will reduce your stress almost immediately. And when you say no have no regrets about it. I know you are concerned about other people's feelings that I might get mad. Remember you health and sanity are more important than their feelings.

Taking on extra responsibilities when your schedule is already full is like saying yes to stress. Your goal as a mom that wants to be there for your loved one is to say no to stress and worry and yes to life.

Don't Argue About Putting Yourself First - It's Imperative

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Put Yourself First

Statistics agree that happier people perform better. A stressed out mom is not very happy. Bring happiness back into your life by decreasing some of the daily burdens that weigh you down. You'll regain your strength and vitality. Put yourself first once in a while and see how easy the tide of peace and calm enters the busy life that you navigate everyday.




Take Time To Relax and Relieve Stress

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    • livelifeworryfree profile imageAUTHOR

      Princess Clark 

      5 years ago from The DMV

      It is. I'm about done with the weather here though. Thought I could handle it because I'm from Michigan originally. After living in Arizona for so long, I long for sunnier skies more frequently.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Isn't that crazy?! I moved from Wheeling, Il to Mesa, Az in 2008. Definitely a small world!

    • livelifeworryfree profile imageAUTHOR

      Princess Clark 

      5 years ago from The DMV

      Actually I moved from Peoria, AZ here in 2006. I'm not too far from Ohare. I live in the city in the Sauganash neighborhood. This is a small world filled with many journeys and familiar smiles.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Do you live in the city? I grew up in unincorporated DesPlaines, not too far from O'Hare.

    • livelifeworryfree profile imageAUTHOR

      Princess Clark 

      5 years ago from The DMV

      Thanks for the excellent comments. Cooking is one of the most time consuming responsibilities that moms have. Minimizing time spent in the kitchen and avoiding fast food will not only free up time, but also will lead to happy and healthier meal times for all.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      5 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Princess, Great ideas! As a single mom who works full time, I can relate! Although I am not the best at priorotizing my time, I am good at other things. I do cook only once or twice a week and that really helps. Thank you for all the great ideas! Up+ Randi

      (I am going to send you a message in the forum section)

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