Create A Stress Support System
Stress is a natural
human reaction to situations that life throws at us when
weíre not expecting it. It can cause physical as well as
psychological problems and can escalate to severe
anxiety attacks if those problems are not met head on.
It is important to always deal with the stress that you
with your family. They are the systemís first line of
defense. When mom gets overloaded, family members will
notice first. Their radar will go off before anyone
elseís. Donít be afraid to ask your spouse to wash the
dishes or help with homework because you need a minute
a crucial part of the family network. We always joke that if mom gets ill, the
family would crumble. That may not be far from the truth. So, mom, who do you
turn to in times of stress to keep from crumbling?
support system is important for busy moms. Itís easy to get weighed down by
doctorís appointments, work deadlines, family obligations, and housework.
Hanging across the bed crying your eyes out is usually a sign to activate your
stress support system.
momís stress support system consists of her circle of acquaintances, family,
friends, and professional associations. Anyone that is willing to
stand in the gap for you when you need something becomes a part of the
system. In turn, you are a
part of that system for someone else.
Children are particularly sensitive to changes in the
home. One of my sons made a card for me telling me how
much he loved me because he saw that I was down. It
made me cry even harder. He must have thought that I
was cracking up, but I was happy. The support system
other family members are a part of the system. My
sisters are my best girlfriends. We can talk and laugh
when something is bothering us. We might not come up
with a solution but the laughter reduces the stress.
Itís nice to be understood and have some ice cream when
Professional associations are important to the stress
support system, too. If the source of the stress is a
legal matter, a lawyer can help you to see your way
clear to a solution. The same goes for a good mechanic,
doctor, hairstylist, and educator. Itís amazing how
much easier stressful situations are to handle when you
have professionals at hand who you can lean on Ö and
trust. Your car breaks down? No problem. Just call
Lawrence, your trusty mechanic. Kids have a toothache?
No worries. Dr. Stu will save the day. Stress comes from
the most unlikely places so your support system needs to
include as many different sources of help as you can
have also found answers on the Internet on message
boards, when Iíve been stressed and needed help. Moms
have many websites that cater to them and their special
needs as working mom or stay at home mom. You may never
meet these other women in person, but a close bond can
be formed across the digital highway. Your closest
friend could be in cyberspace. Thereís nothing wrong
with that. Turn to them if you need to talk. You donít
have to go it alone.
support system is crucial for stress management. If you
donít have one, start recruiting today. Moms can always
use the extra support.
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