Being a parent definitely brings incredible joy and is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it’s also very exhausting. Moms are on duty 24/7, with no weekends or sick days off. Your kids are the most important things in your lives, but sometimes you can get so caught up and focused on them that the mother’s forget to take care of themselves. But don’t forget a healthy and happy mumma is more important for the child.
Here are some pointers from Rina Hindocha, a mother of two and a trained Yoga Alliance certified Instructor, on how to keep your nutrition and health in line with no effort.
• Eat breakfast, don’t miss it; avoid overly processed and fast foods; avoid extra sugar; and focus on a nutritious diet made of wholesome fresh foods. Increase your intake of veggies, fruits, and whole grains, and consume organic wherever feasible.
• Drink plenty of water.
• Get some exercise, even if it’s only for 20 minutes or a few rounds of Surya Namaskar.
• Take some time to unwind and de-stress, perhaps through guided meditation or Yoga Nidra.
• Maintain an optimistic attitude.
It’s never simple for a mom to balance a job/career with a family life. The key to success is finding the perfect balance between career and parenthood. It is preferable to keep a daily calendar and a to-do list that guides your day. This not only gives you perspective on the activities, but it also allows you to estimate how much time and effort will be required. You may plan your schedule around your children’s school calendar, including holidays, exams, open days, and PTA meetings. Once you’ve identified these, you can plan your day accordingly..
We would suggest all mothers to manage their time properly so that they can fit in valuable “me” time on a regular basis. A pleasant break will allow you to recharge while attending to personal issues. You can’t be a successful spouse or parent if you’re irritable, so take care of yourself so that you can be comfortable and effective. Before you go to bed, read a book, take a bubble bath once a week, or treat yourself to a spa day. Schedule time for exercise (such as a yoga session) or devote time to a hobby. Remember to eat healthily and get enough sleep – simple things that even the most intelligent mothers neglect.
There is no such thing as a perfect mother or father. Mothers truly need to be flawed and imperfect in order to teach their children the value of repair; to teach their children not to fear mistakes and to teach them the value of repairing — or bringing resolution to —flawed circumstances or interactions. In this sense, if a mother was always perfect and never made mistakes, she would never allow her child to learn to forgive, apologise, learn from mistakes, love unconditionally, and be human. In other words, this youngster would never learn to be his or her authentic self. Imperfection is a positive thing.