Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation And Empowerment

The Survival Guide For When Moms Have A Bad Day

We’ve all had those days where things simply put us in a big funk. It reminds me of the author Judith Viorst’s children’s book “Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” For some reason our hair didn’t come out right despite our prep efforts. The children seem to be on level 5 alert at home with energy, or they are staring at you like you’re speaking martian. We planned it all out, but we couldn’t do all that we initially planned for in our day. Matter of fact ,we were not even close! Our car decided of all days to choose this day to give us trouble. “Oh No,” here comes our toxic co-worker with one more layer of drama or shady comment. Not to mention, we gave several reminders, but the one chore that we asked to be done to make our day a little easier is staring at us right back in the face. Don’t pull your hair out mom. We all have been there, and we could add even more to the list above. Please take a deep breath, count to 10, and know that mama you’re going to get through this.

Here are my tips for surviving those bad days, and getting out that detrimental funk :

  1. Right were you are go into prayer. Say it softly or say it loud so God can hear your plight. Go to God to release that energy and cast your cares on him.
  2. Take a deep breath. It really works. Taking in a few moments of deep breathing to relax your mind is a good way to calm your nerves.
  3. Listening to your favorite music. Play a song that you love or tap into the genres you know that escape you to another zone. Music has away of making us feel good, and taking us to places without moving from our seats
  4. Get to moving. Go on a short walk, hit up the gym to clear your mind, or take a jog at a near by track. Exercise is a great stress release.
  5. Talk to a trusted friend or confidant. We all have our days. It’s not healthy to hold it all in. We can’t be emotional dumpers, but it is ok to vent with the purpose of moving on once all is let out to a friend with a listening ear who cares.
  6. Have some fun mom! Plan a date night alone, with your spouse, or with your girlfriends. Don’t even talk about that bad day. Do something you enjoy, and leave all the headache right where it is.
  7. Always know that things do get better. Just because we have a bad day it doesn’t mean we have a bad life. Speak life, stay encouraged, and look forward to a better day tommrow.

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