I recently wrote an article for SheKnows about moms who’ve lost their cool. But more importantly, how to make it up to your kids after you’ve had one of those dreaded mommy meltdowns. But according to the latest study 411, there’s a way to prevent yourself from losing it.
According to a study at the University of Kentucky, the answer to being more patient and control your temper could be gratitude. Those who took the time to count their blessings slept better and had less anxiety. Not to mention those who wrote down what they were thankful for were less likely to get riled up–even when they had good reason.
And this is so true, really. Very easy to consider and understand when you’re not in the middle of one of your “pulling your hair out” moments like the woman in the above photo. Sure, we should be thankful. For our families. For our lives. For everything we have. And this is something I’m truly trying to work on- especially after three trips to the ER last week. To look at the bigger picture and realize that whatever seems so major in the moment isn’t.
But another important thing to remember here is that it’s okay to lose your cool because you are human. As moms, we have a lot of pressure on us. And it’s impossible to be perfect. So don’t beat yourself up if you lose your patience and have a mommy meltdown. All we can do is try to do better next time. And it won’t hurt to remember to be thankful either.