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How I started blogging and why I love it.

It’s been 11 years of my marriage and I am a mom to 2 kids who always keep me occupied the whole day.

My initial 5-6 years of marriage went like I was in a different world with my two kids. I was experiencing the best moments of motherhood.

Raising my kids, experiencing the monotonous job of being a mom and a wife, learning different life skills whilst upbringing two tiny human beings!

There were days when, fulfilling all the demands of my family just left me exhausted and sucked up all my energy.But overall, those were such moments which I embraced and cherished but, once they grew up enough not to be dependent on me for the basic needs and send to school I had some spare time for myself.I realised something was missing in my life.

Now as I loved to explore all around, I was in search of something which could benefit me in terms of my upgradation and learning.

A kind of Emptiness and curiosity to know more about the outside world made me stumble upon the internet and that was the turning point in my life after so many years of my marriage.

Only then, I got introduced to this amazing world of blogging through internet.

As a mother, I was bound to sit at home raising my kids and look after their every basic requirement in all these years. I felt like I had lost my confidence and I am worthless.

It’s not that as mom, I was not happy doing my motherly duties but, I was losing myself, my identity, my sanity.I wished to do something that I enjoyed and which made me feel good and content at the same time.

After I came across some parenting sites I too, started sharing my musings and I was getting good response.This motivated me to write more. Soon, I set up my wordpress blog and started writing and sharing to connect and engage with more and more bloggers and until now it’s been a wonderful journey.I have met so many lovely bloggers in form of friends who not only supported me but guided me as well in this new world.

Why I love blogging.

Now there are so many reasons that why I love blogging. It has actually opened so many unending opportunities for me to connect, engage and learn from other bloggers.

Some more reasons are:

Blogging has given me a platform to showcase my skills, interests, thoughts, learning experiences, wisdom and perspective towards life with people from all over the world.I have been connected with so many lovely bloggers from different countries.

It has given me the sense of sustainability, confidence and satisfaction.

Through blogging, I have learnt a lot about different languages, cultures, traditions and skills and still learning. This has increased my knowledge and updated my skills too.

Blogging is something I never planned. It just came natural.
It helped me to connect with my own self, figure out my own perspectives about life and world.

Blogging also means spending my ‘Me Time’. Being disconnected with world for a while and enjoying things which I love to do gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction.

Blogging helps me fulfill my aspirations and dreams from the comfort of my home and in my suitable time hence, I can easily manage my home, my kids and my work.

Blogging also helped me be more disciplined and productive. Earlier, I was always messed up with my households, kids and other things.Now, I have started preparing my to- do list and schedule my task. In this way I can be more efficient, regular and disciplined.

However, this is something I have to practice more.

So, this is how I started blogging and Why I love it.

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Actionable tips on how do I cope with anxiety!

Anxiety, an emotion or a state when you are worried or feared about everyday situations.

In other words, when situations do not fall in place as per our expectations we stress about it. Nothing pleases us. Such situations and circumstances make us feel cranky, tired or uneasy.

As moms and caretaker of our family, it’s a common scenario where we struggle daily with anxiety. We are supposed to manage our house, children and family with perfection. But we are human beings and tend to get overwhelmed easily.

There are plenty of things to worry about in our everyday life. We have a huge workload at the office, have to look after our family, teach our children and maintain healthy relationships with our elders at home. In the process of taking care of our family and making their life easy, we ignore ourselves. We stop thinking about what things will give us happiness or what can we do for our good health. We don’t even realize that for well being and happiness of our family we have to take care of ourselves.

We feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and sometimes situations are not in our control. It becomes hard to cope with daily life. We silently suffer and sometimes are afraid or embarrassed to talk about it.

But we should not forget that we are not alone in this. There are a lot of women around us going through the same.

Let’s not forget- its just an emotion and we have the power to overcome it.

In my motherhood journey, I too struggled with anxiety. Motherhood is not something to learn. It comes naturally. So there were times, I made mistakes, engrossed in self-doubts and flooded with guilts.

And it’s perfectly okay.

Sometimes things do not turn out to be perfect. Situations are not in our favour, things do not happen as per our wishes, or we don’t get the expected results. So basically, below are some thoughts that trigger anxiety:

Am I doing things right?

Am I a good mom, wife, and daughter-in-law?

Am I ageing fast or not looking good?

Am I not feeding my kids well?

Am I taking good care of my family?

But soon I realized that to avoid all the stress and anxiety, I have to take myself as a priority. Only I have the power to overcome them. So, here is the list of some effective steps I have taken for myself to cope with stress and anxiety:

  • I have started taking care of my physical health. For this, I eat healthy well- balanced meals and avoid junk, caffeine and cold drinks.
  • Take plenty of sleep.
  • Try to incorporate physical activity in my daily routine.
  • Take a break whenever I feel stressed or tired.
  • Spend time with my friends and family.
  • Pamper myself or do a makeover.
  • Indulge in hobbies.
  • Follow time management. I prepare a to-do list and list them in order of my priority.
  • Say ‘No’. Mostly we take up the responsibility of fulfilling everyone’s wishes in order to help and this turns up in stress.
  • I started acknowledging my small accomplishments.

So ladies, make some time to re-connect with yourselves, let go of the negativity, feel gratitude with whatever you have and embrace all your imperfections.

What do you do to manage stress and cope with the anxiety? Share your ways so that others also can benefit.

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