I have been a stay at home mom for seven years and have experienced emotional highs and lows. Some of those lows were related to hormonal changes but others were directly related to the state of my home. I’ve put together six reasons why your home could be making you depressed.
1. Are you focusing on the house that you don’t have? Stop comparing your house to others and learn to appreciate what you have. Don’t let the model home in the magazine be your standard.
2. How long has it been since you’ve redecorated? If your answer is never, find inexpensive ways to spruce up your home and add your personal style. A can of satin paint is just $12 at Walmart.
3. Could you be piling to many homemaking tasks on your to-do list? If you feel like a slave to your home, consider cutting back on daily chores and focus on only those things that must be done to maintain an acceptable living space.
4. Do you open up the shades and windows once in a while? If you must be in the house most of the day, begin opening the shades and if possible the windows first thing in the morning. Fresh air and sunlight can work wonders for your attitude.
5. When is the last time you turned on your favorite song and danced while doing your home making tasks? This is one of my favorite things to do while cleaning. It seems to make the task go faster and gives the kids and cheery attitude as well.
6. Are there homemaking repairs that you’ve neglected? Find ways to make minor repair on a budget. Just looking at a dilapidated area of your home can make you feel powerless and depressed.
Being a full time stay at home wife or mom should be a joyful experience. If you are feeling unmotivated or depressed consider doing one thing from the list above. Let me know which one you choose and how it goes. I can’t wait to hear from you.