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Here are some great ideas for lightening the load of moms so that they, too can have some time for themselves. The key is delegation!

Mothers often find themselves caught in a whirlwind of responsibilities, tirelessly managing their households, nurturing their children and supporting their partners. While it’s a role to cherish, the weight of constant demands can leave moms feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and stressed out. However, it’s crucial to remember that they deserve to prioritise their wellbeing, too.

Following these tips from Kerry Rudman, founder of Brain Harmonics, a neurofeedback specialist and a mom of two, will contribute to lightening the load of moms, reducing their stress and reclaiming time for themselves.

Rudman shares ways moms can retrain their brains to empower their children and partners to free up time and space for much-needed self-care.

Communicate your needs

It’s essential to openly communicate with your family about how you’re feeling. Express your need for support and emphasise that household responsibilities should be shared. Encourage open dialogue where everyone’s input is valued.

Delegate tasks

Empower your children and partners by assigning age-appropriate tasks around the house. Whether  setting the table, folding laundry or walking the dog, involving them in chores fosters a sense of responsibility and contributes to a more balanced family dynamic.

Read more about getting children involved in household tasks.

Set clear boundaries

Establish boundaries regarding your own time and space. Let your family know when you need moments of solitude or when you’re dedicating time to self-care activities. Respectful boundaries are essential for lightening the load and maintaining mental and emotional wellbeing.

Lead by example

Show your family the importance of self-care by prioritising it yourself. Whether it’s engaging in hobbies, exercising or simply taking a quiet moment to recharge, demonstrating self-care practices sets a powerful example for your loved ones to follow.

Encourage independence

Empower your children to become more independent by gradually increasing their responsibilities. Teach them essential life skills and allow them the freedom to make decisions within safe boundaries. Encouraging independence not only goes a long way in lightening your load, but also fosters confidence and self-reliance in your children.

Practice mindfulness

Incorporate mindfulness techniques into your daily routine to manage stress more effectively. Take moments throughout the day to breathe deeply, focus on the present moment and cultivate gratitude. Mindfulness can help you stay grounded amid the chaos of daily life and enables you experience life in a more engaged manner.

Read more about mindfulness and being present in your child’s life.

Seek support

Don’t hesitate to reach out for support when needed. Whether  leaning on friends, joining a support group or seeking professional guidance, having a network of support can provide valuable resources and perspective.

Remember, by empowering our children and partners to become active members of the household, we’re not only lightening our load, but also fostering a sense of responsibility and co-operation within the family. Prioritising our wellbeing and setting healthy boundaries creates a more balanced and fulfilling life for ourselves and our loved ones.

By taking care of ourselves, we’re better equipped to care for those we love. Here’s to reclaiming our time, reducing stress, lightening our load and prioritising our wellbeing as mothers.