Let’s face it, being a housewife can be lonely and depressing. Yes, you may have a gaggle of kids running around *coughs 5* but no matter how many little ones you to talk to, how many adorable moments you see in your day, sometimes you just need a pick me up!
I’ve compiled a list of things I do to help me emotionally get through my day:
Ten Tips for an Extroverted Housewife
1. Wake up before the kids!
Yes, I know the baby wakes up early and you stayed up late hot gluing your son’s science experiment while binge watching Netflix. However, getting up early and having a couple minutes to yourself before having to face a day full of poop diapers, and sticky fingers will make all the difference. See the picture above, that’s me! Soaking in the day, drinking coffee, centering myself before tackling the day’s activities.
2. Open the blinds every morning!
The number one tip for fighting depression is to open the blinds. Don’t believe me? Look it up!
3. Get out of the house!
It’s hard to get out of the house, I know, I know! But it’s worth it. Even if you don’t have a dollar to spend, take a walk at a park. Don’t have any gas? Take a walk around the neighborhood but take a different route because you’ll get tired of your neighborhood too. Change it up! The more you change it up, the happier you’ll be…and your kiddos like to see new things too 😉
4. Get involved at your kids’ school.
Join the PTA. Become a class mom, even if you can’t be at all the parties because you have other littles at home 🙋🏼♀️, you can still be involved in the process, planning, making goodie bags, organizing the layout, calling other parents.
5. Find a group of women online that have similar interest.
I’ve done the whole, local moms group thing…several times. I’ve learned, I’m just not one of “those” moms. But I have found some AMAZING supportive moms online. Baby Center and Facebook groups have great groups that you can join.
6. Join a network marketing company!
Say what?! Yes! I joined LimeLife specifically to make new relationships, to have something solely for me, and to give me a reason to talk to other women. LimeLife sells professional cosmetics and all natural skincare. If that’s not your jam, there are a bunch of other companies that sell just about anything you can think of. Plus making a little extra money never hurt anyone 😉
8. Have a gratitude journal.
Remembering what your grateful for is crucial in times you aren’t feeling happy. We are all blessed beyond measure but sometimes it’s hard to see that. I LOVE the 5 minute journal. It’s has quick prompts that you fill out in the morning at at night. It take 5 minutes total and it has been a game changer in my life. I bought mine off amazon.
9. Do your hair and makeup everyday.
The better you look, the better you feel. Life is crazy but a little mascara and lipstick go a long way on how you feel.
10. Last but not least, schedule some time for yourself!
I’ll be honest, this one doesn’t happen for me a lot. My husband works so much that I feel guilty leaving him with the kids by himself (I know how much work they are), and honestly I want to spend that time with him too! However, every once in a while I make it a point to go out with the girls. Even if it’s only twice a year, even if I have to put it on the calendar a month ahead of time. You have to make time for yourself and your friends…that isn’t centered around your family.
Take these tips and run lady! Life is too short to be down in the dumps.
‘Til next time!