Sunday, March 12, 2017

5 Ways to De-stress as a Mom

    Moms, we all have been there. It’s the end of the day. The kids are finally asleep and you are ready to let the stress of the day melt away. But how? Sometimes my day has been way too long and feels like it will never end. I forget to take time for myself and then, before I know it, tomorrow has come. Some moms don’t realize how important it is to take a few hours for yourself each day. If not every day then at least a few times a week. Being home with children day after day can do a number on your sanity. So, take some time for yourself.

    If you find yourself at a loss on what to do at the end of the day, here are a few ideas:

  1. Take an epsom salt bath - This has to be my favorite thing to do to end my day. I will get my bath ready and pour in a few cups of lavender epsom salts and watch friends in the tub. I love to get my essential oil diffuser going as well. Epsom salts are good at releasing tight and achy muscles. And let's face it, if you have kiddos running around you are going to be sore come the day's end.

  1. Meditate - This is a very easy and quick way to let go of some of that stress that has been weighing on you all day. I’ve used an app called Simple Habits. It walks you through all of the steps of meditating. Doing this really brought peace to my mind and was a great way to end my day.

  1. Go shopping by yourself - Sometimes we just need to get out of the house. You don’t necessarily have to go on a shopping spree, but window shopping is a great way to get out of your crazy day for awhile. Hopefully your husbands are willing to take the kids for a few hours. After all, you deserve some time to yourself. They must understand that.

  1. Listen to music - If you don’t have a spotify account, go get one. There is nothing that can make my day easier than listening to some calming music. If you need some time for you, plug in some headphones and go to your room with a good book. Ending your day on this note with make for an easier tomorrow. I find that when my day ends well, it will start well.

  1. Realize you have been successful today - If your stress is brought on by feeling like you did not do enough today, then you need to stop right there. Did your child get fed today? Did your child get to play today? Take out some paper and a pen and reflect on your day. Write down all the things you did for your family. Is it a long list? Probably. You as a mom did everything that you could for your children and family. You were successful. Now take that into mind at the end of the day and relax.

Questions for YOU!
What are some ways that you unwind at the end of a day?

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  1. I unwind with a glass of wine and an adult show once my son is in bed. That 30 minutes to an hour of time gives me enough time to reset before bed and parenting begins all over again.

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