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Thursday, 19 May 2011

GIVE YOUR MOOD A BOOST.

It's normal for mums and new mums to experience mood swings. The combination of the rapid decrease of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone in your body and lack of sleep, coupled with a new and massive -responsibility of taking care of a new born and older kids, is enough to give anyone the blues.
It's important to remember, however, that your mood can affect your baby and other children. Here are some ways to give yourself a lift:

  • Take a break- Arrange for a babysitter or child minder for a regular time and take some time out for yourself.  Consider going to the spa for a massage and full facials. You can go on a date with your partner or you can go shopping with your friends and have  girls time out.
  • Get active- A daily walk and jog can help lift your mood and even help shed some of  the pregnancy weight too. 
  • Be social- Spend some time with other adults,like family,friends,or other mums who you can share your experiences, challenges and get some kind of comfort. It's soothing to share your problems , you will find out ,you will soon be feeling better and knowing, you are not alone. Check with your borough/council for mum groups, they are usually free.
  • Get creative- A  diary or photo album dedicated to your family, is a good way to keep you busy and helps you capture the new  and exciting milestones you and  your family are experiencing.
  • Take a nap- If you are getting up  during the night with your baby, chances are you are exhausted. If you are tired, sleep during the day when the kids are in school or if the baby is  asleep.
  • Ask for help- You can't do it all.  Don't be afraid to ask your partner, family or friends for help with the kids or with your baby, helping out with the housework or for emotional support.
  • Call a doctor-  Many women suffer from postnatal depression. if you think you have one or feel low, talk to your doctor.

13 comments:

theolivetree said...

found your blog over at the blog hop. Naps get my vote, I am a huge fan of naps!!

May said...

Thanks for the tips..Is really necessary.

TanyasTreasureTrove said...

Hi! Following you from FNF blog hop!
Hope you visit me and return the follow!:0)

LINDY LEGENDS AND OTHER SUCH NONSENSE said...

New follower from the Finding New Friends blog hop! Would love it if you'd swing by my blog when you get a chance! :)

Judy Rogers-Camel said...

Loving your Blog! Hope you will follow mine in return!

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Kenda said...

Thank you for coming by TheCaffeineCoquette :) I'm following back!

Veronica Lee said...

Hi! Stopping by from MBC. Great blog!
Have a nice day!

Mommy Headquarters said...

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KPort207 said...

Thanks for following me. I already follow via GFC under kport207.

Greenacremama said...

FABULOUS post!!!Thanks for stopping by, now following you back from Adventures at Greenacre.
Have a Blessed day!

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Helen said...

Hi, following you from BritMums. Always nice to meet a new blogger!

Alison said...

What can I say, your article hits on all points. Thanks for the reminders! Following from 99% Exposure.
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