Life After Becoming A Mom
Once you give birth, you’re always going to be a mom, that will always be your number one job. But actually returning to real life after becoming a mom can sometimes be hard for people. That transition is not as easy as you think, especially if you left your job for good for a long period of time to care for your child. But, you do eventually have to return to normal life. You still need to function as an individual, and make sure you have some form of escape outlet if you’re going to keep yourself sane. Because as good as being a mom is, it is just so damn stressful at times. Even with your partner around to help, it can seem like it is a task you’re never going to be able to master. But fear not, it does get easier, and you can have a life after becoming a mom. Here’s a few ways in which you can do so.
It is no secret that you body is put through a hell of a lot when you give birth. There’s so many stresses and strains that you’re put through, it can often seem like you’ll never get your body back to the way it used to be. But this isn’t the case. As long as you take some preventative measures, you’ll definitely be able to get that killer body you want to. It isn’t just what you body actually looks like that takes a hit, your mental attitude and your levels of fatigue dip so much when you become a parent. All those sleepless nights and early rises that you’re probably not used to drain your body so much. So much so that it can really take a hit to your mental state as well. But, there’s also ways in which this can be solved as well. If you want to get your body shape back, the best thing you can do is start eating healthy and doing light exercise as soon as you’re home from the hospital. Yes, you might only want to eat comfort food and sit on the sofa. But try going for a walk every evening when your partner is looking after the baby. Sit ups and other ab workouts are also crucial from the start if you want to get that flat stomach back. Eating healthy will also dramatically improve your levels of energy, as we said, it is easy enough for these to take a hit with the sleepless nights. Try eating lots of fruit and vegetables, as well as lean meats. Water is also such a good natural boost of energy, staying hydrated is going to make all the difference. Supplementing your diet with added vitamin and mineral tablets will help to boost your immune system as well as keep you in tip top condition.
Easily one of the hardest things you’re going to return to. Do you remember how hard it was going back to work after a two week holiday? Well it is going to be like that but a thousand times worse. Especially since you’re going to be having slight anxiety about leaving your child as well. It’s even worse if you’re going back to the same job that you used to hate before you left. Technically you’ve got a fresh start here to go out there and get a career you’re actually going to enjoy doing. If you’re not qualified, you can even get a degree from your home that will help to boost your chances of getting the job you need. Just check out online facilities such as RMIT to see what you could do. All of them can be done from home, and most of them at your own pace. When you do go back to work, transition yourself in slowly. Maybe start by going part time. Going to full time work is going to be so hard, and extremely draining when you go home and have a household to look after. Transitioning yourself in is going to help bring in that extra income at the same time as breaking you back into the reality of working life again.
Having a really good social life when you’re a mom can become a bit hard. The sad reality is you do seem to lose a few friends when you have your first child, especially when you have it whilst you’re young. People like to have friends who can come out and socialise. For some odd reason a friend with a baby becomes out the question. But the ones that stick by you through everything you go through are the ones that you want to keep for life. All you need to do to keep in touch is arrange a coffee shop date once a week for a catch up. Once a month you could even treat yourself to a couple of cheeky drinks or cocktails to let your hair down. Yes, being a mom is a full time job, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have a life outside of it. It is really important that you let your partner do the same as well. Life is going to be just as hard for him as it is for you. So letting him go for a few drinks with his friends once or twice a month is going to be so therapeutic. Don’t forget to try and fit a date night in as well once a month. It is important to keep the romance alive. Asking parents to babysit for one night to make that happen can really save a relationship. Even if it is just going for some food, or maybe even the cinema, it is going to be so good for you to get out of the house and escape reality together.
So there you have it, life after becoming a mom isn’t going to be so bad afterall. It is easy enough to manage, and will become even easier if you follow some of the tips that we have mentioned above. But most of all, make sure you’re enjoying the blessing of being a mom.