Do you consider yourself a good mother? You are, of course! I genuinely believe that when we view our children for the first time, we are graced with a touch of divinity. And it is the source of our nurturing charm. However, being happy in the early days of motherhood can be difficult. Especially as a nervous and befuddled first-time mom. Today, you will learn how to extend yourself and learn exactly how to be a happier mom when you may not be right now.
So what are they? What do happy moms do when they are burnt out, tired and overstimulated? Here are 37 habits of healthy happy mamas.
But wait, before we jump right in, let me introduce myself. Hi, I’m Char Dion, full-time mom and Certified Motherhood Self-care coach. Through this dedicated blog, I help moms reclaim themselves post-pregnancy and enjoy motherhood to the fullest! If you want 1:1 support to help you find balance as a mom, find solutions to eliminate those feeling of being overwhelmed and support around raising a baby and being a first time mom, click here! I’ll provide you with FREE workbooks and we will set off on a journey of rediscovery! 🙂
How to Be A Happier Mom With 37 Task
1. Prioritize Self-Care
Allocate time for yourself daily. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bubble bath, or practicing meditation, self-care is crucial.
2. Embrace Imperfection
Release the need for perfection. Embrace the messy moments and understand that imperfections are a part of life.
3. Practice Gratitude
Every day, list three things you’re grateful for. Focusing on the positives can shift your mindset towards happiness.
4. Connect with Friends
Maintain relationships outside of motherhood. Regularly connect with friends who bring positivity to your life.
5. Set Realistic Expectations
Set achievable goals for yourself. Avoid overwhelming yourself with unrealistic demands.
6. Learn to Smile and Say No!
It’s okay to decline additional commitments when you’re already stretched thin. Prioritize your well-being.
7. Indulge in Hobbies
Reignite your passions. Engaging in hobbies outside of motherhood can bring immense joy.
8. Practice Mindfulness
Stay present in the moment. Mindfulness reduces stress and enhances your overall well-being.
Here are some the best awesome books for moms to assist in your mindfulness journey:
- The Honest Mom Journal
- Stop over thinking
- Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms *FREE w/ prime membership
- Mom: Moments of Mindfulness
9. Delegate Responsibilities
You don’t have to do everything alone. Delegate tasks to your partner, family members, or hired help.
10. Laugh Often
Find humor in everyday situations. Laughter is an instant mood lifter.
11. Create a Support System
Surround yourself with a network of supportive moms who understand your journey.
Here are some the best awesome mom resources on the blog that will show show you exactly how to become a happier mom
12. Nourish Your Body
Eat balanced meals and stay hydrated. Proper nutrition contributes to your energy and mood.
13. Get Moving
Regular exercise releases endorphins, boosting your mood and reducing stress.
14. Practice Positive Affirmations
Replace self-criticism with self-love. Repeat affirmations that uplift and empower you.
15. Learn to Forgive Yourself
Acknowledge that mistakes happen. Learn and grow from them instead of dwelling on guilt.
16. Set Boundaries
Establish clear boundaries to avoid burnout. Communicate your limits to your loved ones.
In guide below, I teach mom’s my EXACT Method to creating a balanced life, all while establishing healthy boundaries with those in my circle.
17. Engage in Self-Reflection
Regularly assess your feelings and needs. Adjust your routine accordingly.
18. Seek Professional Help
If needed, don’t hesitate to consult a therapist. Talking to a professional can provide valuable insights.
19. Simplify Your Schedule
Cut back on unnecessary commitments. Focus on activities that align with your values.
If you find yourself running around way too much or just busier than your liking, download the Productive Mommy Routine planner ↓
20. Practice Deep Breathing
Incorporate deep breathing exercises into your daily routine to reduce stress and anxiety.
READ MORE ABOUT MOTHERHOOD ANXIETY: How To Deal With Anxiety As A Mom!
21. Capture Memories
Take photos and journal about your journey. Reflecting on positive moments can boost your mood. A simple way to capture moments is through video. Mom channels on YouTube are booming. Check out some of the way’s I’ve used YouTube to capture special moments with my first son.
Learn How To Be A Happier Mom Through Mood Tracking↓↓↓
22. Connect with Nature
Spend time outdoors to rejuvenate your mind and spirit.
23. Limit Screen Time
Unplug from technology occasionally to fully engage with your family and yourself. One thing that you will hear all the rage about, if you haven’t already is replacing screens with Montessori learning. This is more so for your child. But, I mention it here because this is the perfect time for you to be unplugged and assisting your child learn and develop with Montessori learning. You can learn all about Montessori learning here.
24. Engage in Acts of Kindness
Helping others can provide a sense of fulfillment and happiness.
25. Embrace Flexibility
Adaptability is key in motherhood. Embrace change and find the silver lining in challenging situations.
26. Practice Visualization
Imagine your ideal moments. Visualization can manifest positivity in your life.
27. Plan Regular “Me Time”
Schedule regular breaks where you focus solely on yourself and your interests.
28. Learn New Skills
Continuously learning and growing can boost your self-esteem and overall happiness.
29. Celebrate Small Wins
Acknowledge and celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how minor they may seem.
30. Prioritize Sleep
Adequate sleep is essential for your emotional well-being. Establish a healthy sleep routine.
31. Express Yourself Creatively
Engage in creative activities like painting, writing, or crafting to channel your emotions. If you aren’t following me on Instagram then you need to. We have a great time over there with all the super hilarious mom reels you could possibly have. Oh! and did I mention they are super relatable.
32. Practice Acceptance
Accept that not everything is within your control. Let go of what you cannot change.
33. Plan Family Activities
Create cherished memories through fun family activities that everyone can enjoy.
34. Read Inspirational Books
Expand your horizons by reading books that inspire and uplift your spirit.
35. Embrace “Me Moments”
Savor small moments of solitude that allow you to recharge and reflect.
36. Foster a Growth Mindset
View challenges as opportunities for growth, both for yourself and your family.
37. Love Yourself Unconditionally
Remember, you are enough. Love yourself with all your strengths and imperfections.