Been doing some self awareness stuff and realized that i am quite stressed through the day, mostly due to the kids.
For example, the highest levels of stress points are the following times
- leaving the house and getting somewhere on time
- taking both kids somewhere at the same time, like shopping / kindy pick up drop off (getting them both in & out of car, through the activities etc)
- trying to get any housework done, they seem to destroy things when my back is turned or get really needy
- dinner time prep (same as above)
- bedtime (settling them both at the same time, hubby works fifo)
I know personality types are different and stress is often self afflicted but curious on how other feel, wondering if i am normal or maybe i need some help?
Do you feel stress while going about your daily activities? What stresses you out about your kids? How do you cope?
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19-11-2013 19:11 #1Senior Member
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Stress levels through the day
19-11-2013 19:35 #2
I feel stress at all those times too - except for the housework bit, I couldn't give a toss about that! Lol
I'm generally not a stressy sort of person but trying to deal with both kids at once does tend to raise my blood pressure a lot. I try to manage it by being organised and giving myself plenty of time to do what I need to do or to get places on time. For instance I start getting into the car 15 mins before I have to actually leave because I know that it takes ages to get the stuff I need, plus put baby into his seat, plus 3yo taking a billion years getting into his seat.
I also try to just go with the flow a lot. On a good day, 3yo has a 7.30 bedtime but if DH is at work and the baby is unsettled, DS1 can just wait and read quietly or something.
I too often think I must be lacking in some skill set that other mums must have, they just seem to be able to do everything! :/
19-11-2013 19:45 #3
I'm generally not a stressy person either. However having dd join the family has sent me into stress central lately. She is a catnapper, so I'm constantly telling my 5yo boys to be quiet. She is teething, so I stress about her being in pain.
We travel quite a lot, especially now coming into Christmas, we are going to bigger towns to do shopping etc. going long distances with all 3 kids in the back sends my levels soaring as dd will inevitably end up screaming which sets off ds2 and I can't fix it. She doesn't stop crying if I pull over on the side if the road so I just have to keep going. I'm actually stressed now just thinking about it.
I haven't been this stressed since my boys were little which tells me that small babies stress me out!
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19-11-2013 20:57 #4
Completely agree with all the stress related points you mentioned during the day OP. Since baby two came along my day is constant stress. Really finding it hard!
19-11-2013 21:00 #5
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19-11-2013 21:06 #6
I also completely agree with you as I am the same. I feel as though my stress and anxiety levels are getting worse.
I am generally someone who is very VERY organised and since having DD I struggle with not being organised..
But what can we do to bring our stress levels down?
19-11-2013 21:16 #7Senior Member
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19-11-2013 21:28 #8
Lol yes indeed!
19-11-2013 22:09 #9
19-11-2013 22:16 #10
I found lowering my standards has helped and just going with a flow a bit more.
Im a bit of an organised control freak and that just makes it all 100x worse.
So yeah i just need to chill out a bit
eta - im pregnant with number 2 atm so ask me again in about 6 months haha
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