How do I cope with stress?

 

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Hello everyone,

Welcome back to my blog!

I have been asked a few times how do I cope with stress/ bad days?

I  have always told people when they have asked me this question; ‘by the grace of God is how I Cope’

We all have bad days sometimes right? We all have those days when no one wants to listen! We all have those days when everyone wants the same pen or toy! We all have those days where the kids are fighting with one another! We all have those days where the kids stole something from the fridge! We all have those days when the kids want to see who can shout the loudest! I  mean the list is endless of all the things that could go pear-shaped!

As you know we are a very busy household, there is 11 of us in our house, and I  admit that sometimes it can get a little crazy!  Although the children are very well behaved, we do however have those bad days just like anyone else. We also have to remember that our children see, and hear everything, and how you react in that moment of stress is very important! It’s no use shouting ! which I am sure we have all done right? But I try to first find out what the problem is? and why it happened? and once we are clear on that we come up with a suitable solution. Sounds easier said than done right? But it’s true!

 

 

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Although we are only human and have our bad days, I find that something simple like smiling shows the children that my mum is strong and she has got this! and she can do anything! Even if you don’t want to smile it’s still important to do it.

For me personally, the power of prayer is incredibly important. Faith is a very important part my life,  and with Gods guidance, gets me through my days.

Also When I Feel stressed I   like to make a coffee, or a cup of tea and head out in the garden for a few minutes for some fresh air, and sometimes I  like to walk up and down the garden too. I  just say to the kids ” mummy is just going outside for a minute” When I’m outside I take a few deep breaths, pray a prayer, and tell my self  ‘you can do this’ It is also amazing what fresh air can do! Once I have done this I am ready to come back it and start afresh.

 

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When my husband is home on the weekends I sometimes like to take myself out shopping for a few hours. It is very important  to have that time to yourself

Remember to always allow yourself a little break every now and then. Remember to always smile and hug your kids, and lastly remember that you are an awesome mum!

God Bless you all,

Claire

xox

 

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