Most mums are affected by stress at some time in their lives. This is why meditation for mums is very important, particularly when young children are involved. A balanced diet and a healthful lifestyle can be very helpful in managing the symptoms of this common condition.
SOME COMMON SYMPTOMS: There are various warning signs of stress such as
irritability, anxiety, tension headaches, muscular aches and pains, general tiredness, and depression.
COMMON SKIN CONDITIONS: Many mums under stress often suffer from eczema or psoriasis, but this can also be a symptom of digestive problems.
OTHER PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS: Sometimes if the mum is under extreme stress, she may suffer from heart palpitations, excessive sweating or even irritable bowel syndrome. In this case it is wise to seek the advice of a health care practitioner, as well as being involved in some form of meditation for mums.
WHAT CAUSES STRESS? The most common causes of stress for mums involves having to go to work when they would rather be at home with their children, money worries about not meeting the mortgage payments, and the relationship with their partner. Any of the previously mentioned problems cause cause a huge amount of stress. Unexpected events such as the death of a loved one, losing a job, or moving are major sources of stress. Sometimes the stress becomes too much to handle and divorce can rear its ugly head, causing even more stress.
OTHER CAUSES OF STRESS: Naughty children who constantly try to prevent mums leaving for work on time; then there are such things as minor irritations such as traffic jams, which probably wouldn’t be stressful if the mum could leave for work on time. Being late for a meeting can also be stressful.
SO WHAT IS STRESS? The body’s response to stressful situations is to produce adrenaline and other stress hormones to prepare the body for “fight or flight.” As we no longer have to “fight” as such as our ancestors did, nonetheless, there is still a strong response that causes these hormones to affect the metabolic rate, heart rate and blood pressure, putting the body into a heightened or “stressed” state so that it is ready to cope with danger. Although short bursts of stress are not harmful, long-term stress can lead to a build-up of these hormones, which can have a damaging effect on the physical body.
MEDITATION FOR MUMS: Some ways mums can cope with stress include: meeting with friends, reading spiritual information, walking, and gardening. Exercise helps mums to relax, so maybe try a yoga class or a tai chi class. Swimming or dancing are other stress relievers. However, the greatest reliever of stress is meditation for mums. Even if you haven’t meditated before, start by sitting quietly for 10 minutes twice a day. When you get used to doing “nothing”, try watching your thoughts. What type of thoughts do you hold in your mind? Work thoughts, thoughts of your children, relationship thoughts, food thoughts, angry thoughts, peaceful thoughts? Once you have discovered what you think about most, then you can begin to: a) change the thoughts to more positive ones if the thoughts are negative and b) begin to change the positive ones into a higher light frequency and c) fill you whole body with the higher light frequency twice a day for the 10 minute periods.
WHAT ELSE TO DO: Watch your diet. Eat plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. In other words, have well-balanced, regular meals. Soon, you’ll be feeling like a normal mum once again.