Falling sippy cups, muddy feet on recently cleaned floors, fist fights, spionage. These are just a few of the stressors in the life of a mom.
It's no wonder the average mom is high on adrenaline. She's always on full alert: ready for fight or flight.
Fighting is not politically correct. So that leaves flight
Fighting with your children is not the parenting thing to do, so that leaves flight. Which brings me to running.
Running is the perfect way to get rid off all that superfluous adrenaline. It's an instinctive response.
Just take your kids along for the run
'Yes, but what about the children?' you may ask. You can't just leave them on their own, can you? Not to worry: put them on their bikes and let them ride along. My son Ot proclaimed himself as my personal trainer at age 6.
As he's training me, he's also training his pokemons. He foresees a big future ahead of me, and thinks soon I may be ready for my transformation into Pikachu.
Baby's can be strapped into strollers. And if that's not an option, there's always the treadmill.
Flight, it worked for the cave women, and it works for the modern mom.
How do you cope with stress?