How to reset your emotions after a long day of mothering
What does the end of the day look like for you as a mother? Maybe it’s that sigh of relief, knowing that your kids are all tucked up snuggled in their beds, or it could be the fact that you finally get to sit down and relax for five minutes? How you reset your emotions after a long day of mothering is an integral part of your self-care.
Why is it important for you to reset your emotions?
There is this invisible list of everything a mother has to get done in a day. You spend all day ticking those never-ending boxes, and for some mothers, you march through them like a soldier. But what happens when you don’t have enough energy to push on and achieve everything on that list. It’s not just the physical work you do. It’s how you are feeling after it all.
Your day may consist of getting the kids prepared for school and working all day long. Maybe you’re a stay at home mum where the constant mess never seems to end, especially with little ones running around. You may be a new mum who spends her day feeding her baby. You might be a mum who rushes to try and get your kids to school on time or pick them up to get them to sports training.
Not to mention dinner still has to be cooked. The kids need a bath or shower. And still, you will need to do the dishes and clean up the kitchen. Maybe you only get time to do these things when your kids are in bed asleep. And so the list goes on.
However, you spread your day out and what you fit in your day certainly makes you one very busy mother.
Sooner or later, you may find yourself burning out. You can get stressed and frustrated in trying to achieve everything on your list. Your emotions run high all the time. Frustration and doubt settle in. Despite these emotions, you can turn them around if you take the time to reset and recharge your emotional state.
So when do you get to find the time to reset your emotions?
Here are a few ideas to help reset your emotions.
Talk to someone. Talking can relieve you of the emotions you have been feeling throughout your day. Maybe there was something that made you angry or sad that stuck with you throughout the day. Talking helps to let that emotion go.
Writing can help release your emotions on paper. This allows you to scream and shout your feelings on paper. To be able to write down what you are feeling is really good, especially if you aren’t confident at communicating your feelings.
Standing in a long hot shower or soaking in a bath, washing those woes of the day away is the best feeling. Take your time. Waiting till your kids have fallen asleep will allow you to take a few extra minutes to embrace that warm water running over your body and taking in that moment of bliss.
Enjoy a drink. For instance, it might be wine or a cup of tea even. It’s a great way of taking a moment for yourself to sit down, enjoy a drink, and take the edge off the day.
Breathe. Deep, slow breaths. Sit quietly with your eyes closed, maybe play some soothing music. Engage in yoga if that’s your go-to. Breathing slowly and deeply helps soothe your mind and release your emotions.
Watch your favourite TV show or absorb yourself into the world of Netflix. You can relax by sinking into the lounge and focusing your mind on what’s in front of you.
Create time to rest and relax. As a mother, you don’t get much time for yourself. Allocating time for yourself each day truly helps you reset your emotions and enables you to feel rejuvenated.
With this in mind, you can achieve and tick off everything on your everyday list with ease
Frequently resetting your emotions will, in time, also provide you with the ability to find your balance. Therefore, it helps you prepare for tomorrow and all of the coming days after that. Remember to take some time for yourself and set a small amount of time each day to reset your emotions and recharge.