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Are you feeling stressed out and overwhelmed as a mom? You’re far from alone here. A lot of parents go through exactly the same thing. Being a parent can be tiring and exhausting. So, let’s explore some of the steps that you can take to effectively de-stress. 

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Try Herbal Remedies


First, you might want to think about exploring herbal remedies for your home. With the right herbal remedies, you can guarantee that you are able to tackle high levels of stress head on. There are lots of herbal remedies that are known to be beneficial when coping with stress. For instance, you might want to think about trying CBD. Studies have shown that CBD can be useful for both stress as well as anxiety. Companies like CBDistillery would be a great option if you are looking to try this yourself.

Get Some ‘Me Time’


Next, you should think about getting some much needed ‘me time.’ Parents of autistic children will know all too well how difficult it is to get some time to themselves. However, this is critical because if you don’t get the right amount of time for you, then you’ll quickly find that the stress does start to build. It’s important to be aware that this doesn’t need to be a lot of time. Even twenty minutes per day could work wonders and help you gain the big benefits that you are looking for. You could try going for a walk alone or reading a book. If you’ve been self-neglecting lately (and let’s face it, as a parent of an autistic child you do), then why not treat yourself to a Moisturizing Foot Mask, a hot cup of coffee and a facemask? You’ll be rejuvenated and ready to tackle another day!

Pick Your Battles 


As any parent of a child with autism will tell you, you need to make sure that you are picking your battles. Fighting every anxiety and kicking up a storm each time something goes wrong will quickly become exhausting. By picking your battles, you can focus your energy in areas where it’s going to count the most. This will help ensure that situations don’t start to become all too overwhelming. There are lots of guides written by experts that will tell you how to pick your battles in the most effective way possible as a parent. 


Get Some Sleep 


Finally, it is essential that you are getting enough sleep as a mom. If you are a mom to young children then you may have chuckled to yourself as you don’t recall what sleep actually is. However, sleep is vital when it comes to you functioning as a normal human being. You don’t want to be walking around like a zombie on very little sleep. As an adult you should be aiming for around six to eight hours of sleep each night. If you have a partner then you could encourage them to help you through the night if the children are frequently waking up. Alternatively, you could follow the age old advice of sleep when they sleep


We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take that will ensure you are able to destress as a mom and relax just a little more. This won’t just improve your wellbeing. It could help you become a better parent as well. 

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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