Naturopathy Guide for the Working Mum
If you are a busy mum who juggles work and parenting and home life, school life, sports life and the rest…then you need to read this article.
Why do I say this?
I say it because the simple truth is that I am an expert and can tell you a thing or two about how to optimise your health so that you can get the most out of parenting and work performance.
Many of my clients are women. And many of the women who come to our clinic are employed full and part time. They are busy committing themselves to their work lives and they are even busier when they go home to their children of an afternoon. Once home, they like me, put their bags down and then get stuck into the afternoon routine of homework supervision, sports commitments, chores, meal preparation, emotional support of their child and time for some healthy communication and discussion with their kids to hear about their day and their lives.
It’s a tall order. It’s tiring and at times it feels relentless.
Here are some devised strategies and routines that I use and that i give to all my clients who are working super mums:
- Stay organised and routined. One of the best things you can do is to stay organised. And one of the most effective ways to achieve this is to do a brief 5 minute relaxation before you jump out of bed in the morning. Breathe in and out slowly and regularly and every time your mind wanders, bring it back to focusing on your breath. It will help to centre you for the day.
- Try to get at least 15 minutes exercise a day. This will increase your endorphin levels and actually improve your feeling of wellbeing and energy. A good trick is…when the kids exercise, I should exercise….
- Get 8 hours sleep. If you are struggling to achieve this, then consider a sleep supplement or homeopathic sleep kit. These can really help.
- Do not skip meals. It is simple. Eat a balanced diet low in sugar and white carbohydrates and high in wholemeal grains, pulses, legumes, lean meats, fruits and fresh vegetables.
- Take supplements. Use a high quality slow-release Vitamin C supplement and a complete multi-vitamin for women.
- Inform yourself about women’s health and what you need to do.
- Ask your natural health practitioner about the full range of natural remedies and natural remedies that can give you the best chance to help yourself, your kids and your workload.
It is a tough call. But as a naturopath who has personal experience in this area I remain committed and totally convinced that the life and role of a working mum can be improved phenomenally by the use of natural products and natural health approaches.
When you take care of mum, you are taking care of all the family.