5 Tips To Beat The Baby Blues
Being a mom is obviously the best, right?! But it can be scary, overwhelming and very stressful. It may take a while to start feeling like “you” again . I think my 5 tips to beat the baby blues can help guide you feel better and more like “you” . Sometimes being a mom can feel lonely, it’s a huge new transition with lots of different emotions thrown in.
Our brains are always focusing on the negative in life such as, sleepless nights, baby weight gain, looking tired ect which can lead us moms to the baby blues. Always remember you are not alone! Reach out and ask for help when needed, find a local group of moms to chat with or look to social media ( like my FREE mom group ) for help!
Below are my 5 Tips To Beat The Baby Blues
Get “ready” every morning
This is something I just started doing and wish I did it when I first had Brody. I remember there were days when it was afternoon and I still wasn’t dressed or bushed my teeth! You want to get back to feeling like you and I think this will def help . If you need to wait for babies first nap to get ready that’s fine! Once Brody was a few months I used to workout during his first nap and then would start my day. Find a morning routine that works for you and stick to it!
- brush teeth
- wash face
- have a HUGE glass of water
- change out of pjs
Another thing I loved doing and did when Brody was new and still do now is a miracle morning . I have haven’t read one of those books I highly recommend reading. I just finished a miracle morning for parents and families I loved it.
Meditate / Positive pod cast/ Youtube
I started listening to some positive youtube videos when I started my miracle morning . I found some videos that promote healthy, positive thinking and I love starting my day listening to those. They are short and I usually throw some head phone in and listen . Started off the day with a positive mindset can make a huge difference in your life ! There are also a few apps for meditation if you want to try that instead. I like headspace and calm.
Eat a healthy breakfast
It’s so easy to skip breakfast when you have a new baby/kids. Eating healthy is so important for your health . Have you noticed when you eat clean you feel better, stress less and just feel happier?? If you are already feeling stressed with a new baby eating like crap is going to make you feel worse. In the am have water before coffee , have some fruit, a healthy fat and a protein. A fruit and protein packed smoothie must be the easiest. Find something that works for you or meal prep so you have your breakfast ready . There were days when I didn’t eat till noon ( just coffee ) and it left me feeling sluggish .
Get things ready the night before
Waking up to a cleanish house helps set the tone for the day. I like to “get ready” for the morning the night before. I try to do the dishes/bottles/sippy cups and put them away when I can. I pick up Brody toys ( and the dog toys ) and do a quick declutter . I also like to have a glass of water all poured and ready for when I wake up. The last thing I do before bed is get my clothes out for the am. I get my workout clothes out and ready so I have no excuses!
If you can getting out for a morning walk ( or a walk anytime ) will help boost your mood. Fresh air and some exercise is always a good idea. To make your walk even better grab a friend that will walk and talk with you. If you are home all day with he baby alone getting some adult interaction is a must!!
If you have any tips of your own Id love to hear them! Comment below and we can chat! Remember , I run a FREE group on Facebook full of moms who are working towards a healthy lifestyle for them and their families . I would love for YOU to be apart of our MomUnity!!! Find me insta , FB or comment below and I can add to you fitfam or we can just connect and chat. Remember to use my hashtag #swellfitnessmom on instagram so we can connect.
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