10 MOMS TELL US HOW THEY RESET AFTER THE HARDEST DAYS

Who hasn’t had a rough day when you’ve got a little one? They happen sometimes more often than we’d like, but it’s how we recoup from such days that helps us start the next day fresh! Days with little ones can be long and trying, but add some extra toddler emotions or an extra fussy baby to that long day and mamas NEED some time out for themselves to recharge and reset. We all have different ways to re-center ourselves so that we can regain our composure, sanity and be present for the next day.

We asked our Mighty Mamas to share their thoughts and here is what they said.

HOW DO YOU RESET AFTER A PARTICULARLY TOUGH DAY?

"Lots of self care - My go-to remedies include but are not limited to; long baths, loud music, yoga, chocolate, reading books that I started a year ago but forgot about and soaking up compliments from my love."

Vivianna, Mom to one, Boss Mom

"It's simple - after a rough day, and the kids are asleep, there is nothing more calming to me than snuggling up with my husband and binge-watching Netflix while eating copious amounts of candy. Food for my heart and soul!"

Stephanie, Mom to two, Blogger and Social Worker

"Sometimes I need to go in the other room, be alone for a moment & either read a book or write in my journal. I have felt like writing in my journal has allowed me to let things roll off my shoulders and I can move forward easier."

Michelle, Mom to one, Dental Hygienist

"Either with a glass of wine and snuggling with my husband while we watch "our show" or a hot cup of tea and a good book."

Kristen, Mom to three, Stay at Home Mom and Blogger

"Music is very healing to me. If I am having a bad day, I can turn on music and get lost in it. Depending on my mood determines what I am going to listen to. My favorite thing to do is to crank up my favorite worship song and focus my emotions on praising the Lord. I sing as loud as I can and let it all go. I allow myself to actually FEEL what I need to feel. I don't ignore my emotions, but after I sing it out, I move on. I try really hard not to dwell on my hard days and get over it so that when I see my baby I can focus on her. Because who can resist a half toothy grin from a dancing baby? Not this momma!"

Annie, Mom to one, Government Worker Bee

"After a day with a toddler meltdowns and a baby that seems to be fussier than usual, I like to sit and do absolutely nothing for about 10 minutes. Just having a moment to stretch and breathe always seems to center and relax me. If days are particularly rough, I usually go for a drive by myself, listen to the music, and grab a hot fudge sundae at McDonalds. Something about those hot fudge sundaes seem to turn my day around."

Dee, Mom to two, Mother/Student/Legal Industry

"After a tough day, after the little one is asleep, I take a short time (even if it’s 10 minutes) and do something just for me. It could be watch a bit of TV, read a few of my favorite Mommy blogs, or chat with a friend. After that, I can usually snap back and get back to whatever needs to be done."

Cathy, Mom to one, Finance/Administration

"I definitely like to reset by taking a few minutes to myself at the end of a rough day. Just to reflect on the day and think about everything that's gone on. I have a daily devotional book that I also like to read and jot down my favorite quotes from. They always seem to directly apply to what I was going through that day. It really helps me to reset and refocus for the next day."

Cassie, Mom to two, Orthodontic Lab Technician/Blogger

"A lot of times exercise helps me wind down in many ways. I can clear my thoughts and focus on the task at hand.

If I can't exercise, then a nice, long hot bath after the baby is down for the night!"

Gloryanna, Mom to one, Teacher turned Stay at Home Mother

"A hot shower, diffusing essential oils and cold beverage work wonders!"

Kathy, Mom to four, Veterinary Nurse


HOW DO YOU RESET AFTER A PARTICULARLY TOUGH DAY?

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