Moms Are Overstimulated By Noise: How To Ignore It And Be A Calmer Mom

Moms are overstimulated by noise daily. From toddlers having meltdowns in grocery stores to siblings playing loudly, it can be overwhelming for any mom. Noise can cause us to become angry and frustrated with our kids, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways to ignore the noise and be a calmer mom for your children. In this blog post, we will explore how to manage over-stimulation from noise and become a calmer parent.

The science of why moms are overstimulated by noise

Moms are known to be overstimulated by noise, especially when it comes from their children. This is due to a phenomenon known as “pregnant pause” or “Mommy Brain,” which is caused by a combination of hormones and an increased sensitivity to noise. 

During pregnancy, the release of hormones like cortisol and oxytocin alters how the brain processes sound, making loud noises seem even louder.

Once a mom gives birth, she is even more sensitive to sound as she adjusts to her new role and environment. This heightened sensitivity to sound can make loud noises unbearable, leading to frustration and anger. It can also cause fatigue, as the body has to work harder to manage the noise levels in the environment.

Overall, moms are biologically wired to be more sensitive to sound and this can lead to them becoming easily overstimulated by the noise coming from their kids. It is important for moms, to recognize when they're feeling overwhelmed and take steps to reduce their noise exposure. 

How to ignore the noise and be a calmer mom

One of the best ways to become a calmer mom is to practice ignoring the noise your children are making. This can be hard, but with practice and patience, you will be able to do it. 

Here are some steps you can take to start ignoring the noise:

1. Find a place of solitude. Find a quiet spot where you can take a few moments to yourself. This could be your bedroom, a closet, or even the bathroom. Take a few deep breaths and just focus on the peace and silence. 

2. Identify the noise. When you hear the noise your children are making, try to identify it. Is it loud laughter? Are they talking loudly? Once you identify the noise, you can better understand why it is causing you so much over-stimulation.

3. Change your mindset. Try to look at the noise as something positive and entertaining, rather than something that's annoying or overwhelming. This can help you stay calm and better deal with the noise.

4. Keep a sense of humor. Laughing along with your children can help lighten the mood and make it easier for you to ignore the noise.

5. Take a break. If all else fails, take a few minutes away from the situation. Step outside for some fresh air or go for a walk around the block to clear your head. This will give you some much-needed time away from the noise and allow you to return with a calmer mindset. 

But what if you need something that works deeper to fix the issue?

If the noise of your children is still causing you to become overstimulated and lose your temper, it may be time to look for a more permanent solution. 

Here are 3 tips that can help you make a more permanent shift:

1) Practice mindfulness - Mindfulness allows you to focus on your breath and notice any feelings that may arise without judgment or criticism. Being mindful will help you observe your thoughts and feelings without getting carried away with them. 

2) Establish boundaries - Establishing limits with your children can help keep everyone's expectations realistic and reduce stress levels for both you and your children.

3) Hypnotherapy - This is by far, the most powerful tool you can use to shift your mindset and be able to ignore the noise through your subconscious mind. Use the Mindpower Session, Irritated by Noise, to stay relaxed and composed, even during the loudest moments of your day. 

The benefits of being a calmer mom for your children

Being a calmer mom for your children is not only beneficial for you, but for them too. When children feel like their parents are in control of their emotions, it can give them a greater sense of security and trust. It can also help children develop better social skills, as they’re more likely to interact with others in a respectful manner.

Calm parents also tend to be better problem-solvers. When children sense that their parents can stay level-headed and think through solutions, it encourages them to do the same when faced with difficult situations. 

In addition, it can boost a child’s self-esteem, since they won’t feel like they’re always responsible for their parents’ bad moods.

Finally, a calmer mom can help her children manage stress better. When children know their parent is handling stress in a healthy way, they’re more likely to learn and practice those same techniques themselves. As a result, children are more likely to have a better outlook on life, since they’re not dealing with unnecessary stress and anxiety.

Being a calmer mom has numerous benefits that can ultimately benefit both you and your children. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed by noise or any other distractions, take a step back and take a deep breath. Then, focus on being a calm presence for your children and enjoy the many positive effects that come from it.

Moms are often overstimulated by noise that their children make. This can lead to anger, which can be difficult to ignore and cope with in a healthy way. However, it is possible to become a calmer mom for your children by taking steps such as deep breathing and focusing on the present moment. Taking a step back and recognizing the source of your stress can also help you remain calm when faced with loud noises. If these methods don’t seem to work, seek out professional help to deal with any underlying issues that may be causing your over-stimulation. Being a calmer mom for your children will benefit them by providing a safe and positive environment for them to grow in.

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