How To Combat Stress As A First Time Mum

 

The stresses of being a new mum are not easy. Not only is your body still changing, but you can also experience unexpected hair loss due to stress. Though there is always that option of getting a hair transplant to combat this loss of hair, reducing the stress as much as possible can help you prevent the effects before such a measure is needed. In this article, we are going to give you some of our tips to combat the stresses of being a first-time mum.

Eat Healthily

Eating healthily is one of the best things you can do when looking to reduce overall stress. The cleaner your lifestyle is, the better you will begin to feel about yourself. This then opens up the possibility of improved cognitive function as well as increased overall health allowing you to think straight and look after your child with ease. Foods such as fruit, veg, and smoothies can also double as the perfect snack when on the go and encourages healthy eating for the whole family.

Get Some Exercise

When you have the downtime that you deserve one of the ways that you can reduce stress is to go on a walk. Not only will this help you to lose weight and feel confident, but exercise helps to increase the amount of dopamine in the system that is known to boost mood and help overall function. This is key to reducing the stress as you can leave for around 30 mins and can get the exercise that you need without having to use a gym making this ideal for your budget and your busy lifestyle.

Understand The Value Of You Time

Though you are busy caring for your new-born, it is important to take your time away from your child to relax and unwind. Whether this is reading when you have five minutes alone or soaking in the bath during nap time, there are several ways that you can have you time and reduce your stress levels as a result of this. By setting aside an hour or two a week for you time, you can then ensure that you have time to rest and recuperate from the stresses of tackling being a parent for the first time.

Get Some Rest

The final way that you can combat the stresses of being a new mum is by ensuring you get enough sleep. Although this can be difficult with a new born, it is important to ensure that you nap when they do to top up your sleep. As your child gets into a routine, sleeping through the night will become more common, allowing you to get the right amount of sleep that you need in order to function. If you are a working mum, then going to bed earlier will also help to maintain health and allow you to have your recommended 8 hours sleep.

With this in mind, the stresses of being a new mum can be challenging and caring for yourself is just as important as caring for your new-born. Which of these tactics will you be adopting into your daily routine?

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