Overall, I am happy as a SAHM (stay-at-home mom). Here are 4 simple ways to feel complete as a SAHM and a woman.
Including myself, I have focused on the content of not feeling happy as a SAHM. However, those moments are far less.
Undoubtedly, like everything in life, it takes work and a change in mindset.
Here are how I worked at being fulfilled and happy as a SAHM.
Happy as a SAHM
- Remember why you became a SAHM
- Savor the moments that bring you happiness
- Forgive yourself when you are an imperfect mom
- Practice self-care every day
Remember Why You Became a SAHM
Sometimes going back to why we make choices is the most significant step in feeling fulfilled.
When my son was 2 months old, and we were looking at child care, it was the first sign I knew working out of the home would not be the best match for our family.
Although part of me felt torn to leave my career, I knew I would be happy as a SAHM. We had waited a long time to start our family, and I knew being home what’s the place for me.
Savor the Moments That Bring You Happiness
Clearly, every part of being a SAHM is not easy. Truthfully, it is trying and exhaustion.
However, there are moments I feel so grateful to be able to share a little Milestones with each of my children.
As moms, how each of us defines these moments vary. As a highly sentimental person, I knew I had to capture every moment possible.
Check out A Day In The Life Of A Stay-At-Home Mom, available on Amazon. It is a place to record your feelings at the start and end of the day and create a reverse to-do list of all you have accomplished in a single day. (Don’t worry, there are 2 pages allocated for each day.)
Forgive Yourself When You Are an Imperfect Mom
Whether you are a SAHM or a mom who works out of the home, none of us are perfect.
Imperfection is part of being human.
We need to learn to forgive ourselves. By learning to forgive ourselves, we are in teaching our children the same life skill.
To be happy as a SAHM, we need to feel good about ourselves, and part of the way to get there is by forgiving ourselves.
Practice Self-Care Everyday
Practicing self-care every day, even if just for 5 minutes, is imperative to be happy as a SAHM.
Until we care for ourselves, we can’t give the best of ourselves to others.
Self-care is not selfish but rather a necessity for our happiness and the happiness of our family.
Work at Feeling Happy as a SAHM
Yes, I know they seem so simplistic as ways to be happy as a SAHM, but as busy SAHMs, we need simplicity.
In what ways do you find your personal journey to be happy as a SAHM?
I feel very fortunate that I can be a SAHM, and I would never want my children to think they brought me unhappiness.