Having a bad Mum day? We’ve all been there.
Your baby wakes in the night, you’re shattered, the toddler has a tantrum at 7 am. That kind of day. You get to 3 pm and you have no idea how you’re going to make it to bedtime.
If you’re having a bad Mum day here are 15 idea’s to help you ‘shake it off’ and get through to bedtime!
15 things you can do if you’re having a bad Mum day
- Find their favourite snacks and put on their favourite program (if they’re old enough). Make sure they’re safe and walk away for five minutes, just to get some breathing space – you’ll feel so much better for getting away from the situation.
- Get outside. Fresh air really helps everyone – the kids and you. We always go for a walk if it’s all getting a bit too much.
- Jump in the car and go somewhere, even it’s the park. The getting in and out will buy you time and it means you’re out of the house.
- Get out into the garden and let everyone burn off some steam.
- Turn the radio on and dance, there is something about music that makes everyone happy!
- Go easy on yourself, not every day is amazing with little ones, if they watch TV it doesn’t matter, be kind to yourself and don’t try to do everything!
- Remember that your track record for surviving bad Mum days is 100%, you’re doing pretty well so far!
- Take a deep breath and remind yourself you’re doing an amazing job.
- If you have friends nearby see if you can meet them, talking to another adult always helps!
- Send an SOS to your partner to bring home chocolate! It will give you something to look forward to.
- Even just leaving the room 5 mins to make a cup of tea can help. Think things through clearly and then go back in with a plan of attack!
- If you’re exhausted, try and nap when your little ones do, leave the chores for tomorrow.
- Call someone, I always Facetime my Mum and it takes my mind off things for a while and the girls love talking to her!
- If you get help in the evening have a bath or some time to yourself to recharge!
- Get to bed early, you’ll feel like you can tackle so much more the next day.
Remember we’ve all been there and you’re not alone. Today might be hard but the likelihood is tomorrow will be so much easier.