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If you feel like you’re drowning, this list of mental health tips for moms should help you learn to start caring for your mental health.
Moms and Mental Health
Let me guess. You always put your mental health on the back burner as a busy mom, right?
I knew it.
I was like that for a very long time until I had a lightbulb moment where I realized that if I wanted to be the mom I wanted to be for my kids that I needed to change something.
And by changing something, I decided it was time to take care of myself because of that old saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.
We’ve all heard it a million times but it never stuck until one day I was losing my mind and realized that I could not be a good parent without making sure my own needs are met.
That meant I desperately needed to take care of my mental health.
About six months prior to my realization I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and that was a wild ride. It took a while for my meds to get sorted out and for them to start actually helping me. During that time period, life was a mess. Or more so, I was a mess.
I didn’t have a good therapist at the time so I didn’t know how to help myself. I was also stuck inside of an abusive marriage that I couldn’t find a way out of until March 2020 at the start of the pandemic.
March is when I decided it was time to begin caring for myself for real this time if I wanted to truly be the best parent and person I could be and that involved leaving my kids dad and starting fresh.
I dove into weekly/sometimes twice a week therapy, took my medication seriously, and began a truly transformational personal growth journey.
I became an entirely new person. I didn’t even realize how miserable I was before I started on the journey. My therapist pointed it out in one of our first sessions and before that, I had no clue.
But it hit hard and while I was working on myself and working toward the light on the other side I started to really see just how deep of a pit I was in.
Putting My Mental Health First
Putting my mental health above all else not only made me a better person, but it made me a much better parent. I yell a lot less. I lose my shit a lot less. I know when I need to step away and I DO. I know when I need to refill my cup and I’ve worked it into my everyday life.
Putting my mental health first changed everything for me and I know it will do the same for you too which is why I wanted to compile a list of my best mental health tips for moms inside of one post.
I have many, many posts about mental health on this website but I’ve included what I think would be most helpful for moms struggling with mental illness.
Let’s dive into the mental health tips for moms!
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Mental Health Tips for Moms
I hope this list of mental health tips for moms has given you a handful of posts to read through that will help you get started on your own journey!