How to take care of yourself as a mother in depression?
Have you ever thought of what feelings does a mother go through when her child is depressed? She is the most affected person as she is the closest. Even if a child doesn’t feel so but a mother always put her first for her child’s needs. She may not be verbal about it every time but she also needs to take care of herself. It is important to keep herself apart from depression when she is constantly taking her teenager out of this situation. Have you ever been in such a situation or seen anybody around you? How can a mother be strong and healthy in an environment that is full of negativity?
Take care of yourself as a mother
Mothers are born strong. They reborn as a mother and fight back fiercely when it comes to their child. But. She is human too. She needs to recharge in the most loving way possible.
- Don’t stock up your emotions – Mothers have the tendency to be like a machine. She thinks that she can be on her toes 24*7 but that’s possible only when she has a company to lighten. In this case, she can share her feelings with her spouse or a close friend whom she trusts. This will help her to detox and be fresh to bottle out her teenager’s depression. If a mother is positive and healthy then only her child can be.
- Be open to the family – Accept your depressed teen as a whole family. Don’t hide the situation from other members or siblings. The disturbing behaviour is going to create more problems among the members and thus increasing the tension at home. Whereas we are working on making the atmosphere lighter and easier for your depressed child to adapt.
- Take care of your health – It affects a mother’s mood and health also when she is accompanying her depressed child. Many times she gets fed up of herself too. It is wise to take some fresh air. Go for a walk in the park or watch a light movie. Keep yourself out of your daily schedule of making your child happy.
Self-care is the most important
Mother needs it from the people who care about her. Every human being craves for love and this is something that can be done selflessly. As discussed above, a mother is a person who is the most affected by the depression in her child. She would never want her teenager to suffer at this young age. So she does every possible thing to make him/her better in condition but this in return empty her.
She needs to look after herself and her health. If she is happy and strong then only she can transfer it on to her child. A mother should also have good sleep and a nutritious diet to re-energise herself. A good workout releases positive hormones and she will feel good naturally.
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