NYX says, ” You will be damned if you do and damned if you don’t”.
There is a constant butterfly effect that hovers around an individual’s choice. I have been questioned many times for my choices in life and one of them is to leave my job to become a Stay At Home Mother.30 years back my mother was criticized for being a working mother and now same people criticize me for not working full time.
These are the 7 secrets of Happy Stay at Home Mom
You will be criticized more than any other person out there. And guess what? Who cares. People who think you sit at home and relax all day long have absolutely no idea what they are talking about, and it’s best to just ignore them. Once you start doing that, you’ll be a lot better off.
Just focus on what you want to do and what makes you happy. Believe me being a first time mother and that too without any support is not easy. So relax have some time for yourself and think what you want for yourself and your family.
This might sound as if you are in a school. But believe me this is one of the most important thing to do. Discipline is the key to happiness. Make a schedule and stick to it. Set a timeline of all the work that has to be completed and try not to deviate from the schedule.
4: Get ready with Yoga pants
Make your happy hormones work for you. Do some yoga or spend some time in gym or go on a long walk with your little one. Take care of your body, mind and soul. Ah! There is a bonus as well and that’s your beautiful skin that you get.
5: Make friends
Don’t make it a lonely world for yourself. Make friends or engage with your old friends or join a community of other mothers. Go out and have fun, you deserve it. Be in touch with your old colleagues, seniors and employers so that when you decide to go back to work you know people in the industry.
6: Daddy Time
You will bless me for this advice. Daddy dear is the most important person in the family. My baby girl doesn’t even look at me when her dad is back from work. This is the key let him take care of your child so that you can enjoy hot shower, read book or a cup of coffee. And in simple term it is called LUXURY!
7: Forgive yourself
Forgive yourself when you don’t want to clear the mess, clean the kitchen or make your bed. Your home is your world and it is your duty to make it a happy place and it can happen only when you are happy. Do whatever you want to do and enjoy the moment.
These were few life hacks to make your life little easier as a stay at home mother. When you are comfortable enough to let your baby fly alone in the sky then decide whether you want to resume work or not. Till then stay at home and take care of your world.
After spending more than 5 years in banking being a stay at home mother was not easy. I still miss my work but then when I see twinkle in my girl’s eyes everything just melts.