These are some difficult days, we know. There is a load of laundry to do, dishes to clean, dinner to cook, baby screaming in the background and always a diaper to change – you are feeling a tad bit …well…overwhelmed.
April 18, 2013
You sigh and wonder if there is anyone who understands how you feel. On top of it all, in today’s society many women tend to internalize the impossible-to-achieve image of a “perfect mother”.
There is hope! At Household Staffing we UNDERSTAND how you feel and we want you to know that it is OK to take a break, actually it is healthy for you and your family. A recent study from the Journal of Pediatric Psychology found that stressed- out mothers are more likely to view their children as temperamentally difficult. Past studies have also suggested that extremely high levels of maternal stress are also related to children exhibiting poor behavioral tendencies. Built-up stress can also cause long-term health problems, including depression and anxiety, which clearly is not a desirable emotional state.
Here are five signs your stress level might be getting the best of you:
So what can you do when your stress level builds up and your life seems to be spinning out of control?
First thing to do is GET HELP- it is okay to have someone come in for a day and help you with some errands, kids, chores, etc. Do not neglect yourself!