Raising a child every day is really hard work, but no one praises you for it, and childcare fatigue is building up.
“I gradually lost my mind and unintentionally took it out on my children and regretted it.”
We’re sure many of you have had such experiences. If you are in such a situation now, why don’t you give yourself a reward? Even if no one praises you, you are doing well enough, so at least give yourself a pat on the back.
Here are some recommended rewards for mothers who are working hard to raise their children.
One thing you lose all at once when you become a mom is free time. Your children always come first, and it is hard to find time to do things for yourself. Especially when your children are small, you can’t even take time to eat or take a bath. It is natural for stress to build up if such a daily routine continues.
Even mothers need time to refresh themselves once in a while. There are ways to make time for yourself in your daily life, such as before your children wake up or after putting them to bed, but it may not always be possible.
In such cases, it is a good idea to ask your family for help or use a private daycare service. When you have time away from your child, you may feel more lonely than you expected and it may give you a chance to rediscover your love for your child.
Sweets are a great way to relieve a tired mind and body. After childbirth, many people are dieting to regain their figure or are breastfeeding and avoiding sweets out of concern for mastitis. Of course, it is not good to eat too much, but it is also hard to hold back all the time.
In such cases, it is a good idea to choose sweets made from ingredients that are safe to eat. When eating sweets while dieting or breastfeeding, we recommend that you choose sweets that are free of dairy products and oil. Try vegetable sweets or macrobiotic sweets (free of eggs, butter, dairy products, and white sugar). The gentle sweetness will soothe your childcare fatigue.
When you are working hard every day to raise a child, which is a physically demanding job, your body is tired in many places without you even knowing it. Even if you are aware of this, it is difficult to find time to relax in the bathtub and let the fatigue accumulate.
We recommend that you spend some time and money to get a professional massage once in a while. When the body is tired, the mind tends to become tired as well. Some massage parlors for women offer childcare services, so please make sure to take care of yourself before stress builds up.
When you are busy raising children, you tend to neglect your own appearance. Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and sighed? When you feel tired from childcare, it is recommended to enjoy dressing up. Even just getting your nails done to make your fingertips pretty can change your mood.
If you don’t feel comfortable with hand nails while your child is young, why not try foot nails? Getting your hair done at a hair salon or going out in matching fashions with your children is also a nice change of pace. Try to get your family to help you make time to enjoy dressing up.
It is often taken for granted that mothers work hard to raise their children, but it is very important to take a proper break. If you are too patient and work too hard, your mind will be more tired than your body. This can lead to a vicious cycle of self-blame and regret.
Sometimes you want to refresh yourself by spending time alone or enjoying your favorite things. Talk to your family and ask for their cooperation, or use private services to take a break. If you give yourself a reward for working hard at childcare, you will feel honest and ready to work hard again.