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5 Ways to Be Happy and Calm as a Mom

As a parent, we can sometimes feel overwhelmed and exhausted instead of happy and calm. We know that being a Christian mom comes with special responsibilities to be a leader for our families in body, mind, and spirit—but life (and kids!) can be unpredictable. Juggling all these roles on top of work or other obligations is enough to make anyone frazzled. But there is good news: you don’t need extra hours in the day to find peace of mind. In this blog post, we will break down five practical ways to be happy and calm as a Christian mom—so let’s get started!

Identify and Address Your Stressors

As Christians, we are not immune to stress, but we have hope knowing that we can rely on God to help us manage it. It’s important for us to identify the things that cause us stress, whether it’s work, relationships, or other factors. Once we identify our stressors, we can take steps to address them. This may mean setting boundaries, seeking support from others, or learning to say no when necessary. We can also incorporate stress-reducing practices into our daily routine, such as prayer, meditation, and exercise. By taking proactive steps to manage our stress levels, we can prevent burnout and be more happy and calm life. Trust in God’s strength and guidance to help you through every challenge you face.

Practice Self-care

As Christians, it’s important for us to take care of ourselves. We often focus so much on taking care of others, that we forget about our own needs. However, God wants us to live healthy and balanced lives so that we can be the best version of ourselves for him and others. One way we can practice self-care is by finding time to do something that brings us joy, whether it’s taking a hot bath, practicing biblical meditation, or going for a walk outside in nature. The simple act of intentionally setting aside time for yourself can be a reminder that you are loved and valued by God. So, the next time you feel overwhelmed, take a few moments to care for yourself and recharge so you can continue fulfilling God’s purpose for your life.

Try Some Relaxation Techniques

Finding moments of peace and tranquility can be difficult for a busy mom. But as Christians, we know that taking the time to relax and unwind is important for our physical and emotional well-being. Fortunately, there are many simple and effective relaxation techniques that we can try in order to find the peace we seek. Whether it’s engaging in deep breathing exercises, practicing biblical meditation, or simply taking a walk in nature, there are many ways to slow down and quiet our minds. By taking the time to cultivate moments of stillness and tranquility, we can find renewed hope and strength in our faith, allowing us to face life’s challenges with a greater sense of calm and happiness.

Connect With Other Moms

All mothers have moments of feeling isolated and alone in our struggles. However, it’s important to remember that we’re not meant to navigate this journey alone. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” God designed us for connection—connection with him and connection with others. Connecting with other moms can provide a much-needed sense of community and support. Whether it’s through a moms group at church, a local playgroup, or even connecting with other moms online, there are endless opportunities to find a tribe of women who understand the ups and downs of motherhood. Let’s lean into one another and encourage each other in this beautiful yet challenging season of life.

Remember God is With You

Life can often throw you some challenging days as a mom. But in those moments, it’s important to remember that God is always with you, ready to guide you through any difficulty. Take a moment to pause in prayer and lean into his love and strength. Whether you’re dealing with a rebellious teen, financial struggles, or health issues, Jesus is the rock you can rely on. Trust in his plan and know that he will never leave you alone. Allow yourself the space to breathe, be still and know that he is God. Remember, you are not alone in this journey, and with God on your side, you can find the calm and happiness that has been eluding you.

As moms, we are often pulled in so many different directions that our own needs and wants get pushed to the side. To make sure we keep our sanity, we need to take time for self-care, identify our stressors and practice some relaxation techniques. Reach out to other moms to find support or join a Christian community if possible. Remember that God is always with us, through every trial and tribulation of parenthood. He blesses us with the strength to endure, so don’t be afraid to put your faith in Him. Take a chance and try something new each day – from taking luxurious baths to praying for peace. If you’re looking for more encouragement and assistance, you can download the Abide app which offers hundreds of Christian meditations tailored specifically for calming anxious thoughts, managing stress levels, rebuilding self-confidence and more. Don’t wait until burnout sets in; make sure to prioritize your own needs today!

If you’re looking for a simple yet powerful way to incorporate biblical meditation into your daily routine, consider trying the Abide app. With guided meditations based on Scripture, Abide makes it easy to create a regular practice of meditation and to connect with God’s Word. Download the Abide app today and start experiencing the peace and strength that come from leaning on God’s wisdom and love.