50 Ways To Relax When You’re A Busy Mom
1- Try to wake up 30 minutes before your family in the morning, so you can enjoy a coffee, some alone time and plan your day.
2- Take 10 minutes a day to meditate or just close your eyes and breathe.
3- Listen to music as often as you can.
4- Sing out loud.
5- Laugh as much as you can.
6- Have a nice cup of tea.
7- Hydrate your skin often with your favourite cream.
8- Garden (vegetable and flower garden)
9- Always have a nice bouquet of fresh cut flowers (I have a big garden so I always have a bouquet in my kitchen).
10- Do some yoga pause (corpse posture, sun salutation…).
11- Light candles.
12- Burn some basil essential oil (helps to calm you down).
13- Burn some incense (sandalwood).
14- Open a window and take a breath of fresh air.
15- Take a lavender bath or bubble bath.
16- Listen to relaxing music or sounds (sea, birds…)
17- Put 2 cold green tea bags on your eyes for 10 minutes.
18- Go for a facial
19- Go for a manicure.
20- Go for a pedicure.
21- Go for an hour massage.
22- Read a book.
23- Read a magazine.
24- Watch a movie.
25- Exercise for a least 10 minutes.
26- Cook your favourite meal.
27- Do what you feel like doing, not what everyone else expects you to do.
28- Organise your pictures on your computer.
29- Have some pictures printed and make a Scrapbook.
30- Go out for supper with some friends.
31- Put your kids to bed early and prepare a nice romantic supper with your husband.
32- Put a movie on for the kids and enjoy a glass of wine.
33- Keep a journal.
34- Try to be positive, see the bright side of things.
35- Have a good night sleep.
36- Let go of guilt.
37- Organise a space that’s been bothering you for a while.
38- Take a walk.
41- Turn your phones off…
42- Take a little nap.
43- Call a friend.
44- Follow your hearth.
45- Learn to say no.
46- Put that sunscreen on and sit in the sun.
47- Catch up on your favourite blogs.
48- Drink lots of water.
49- Take a day off work.
50- Go shopping!
10 Ways To Relax With Your Kids
1- Play a board game.
3- Watch a movie.
4- Cuddle with your kids.
5- Do yoga with your kids.
6- Listen to calming music with your kids with the lights dimmed.
7- Give your kids massages and have them massage you.
8- Have an outside fire.
9- Go for a walk.
10- Read them a story.
10 Foods That Relax and Calm
2- Eat lots of vegetables
4- Dark chocolate 70% cocoa
5- Oatmeal cookies
7- Have 1 glass of red wine
Hope this helps to calm you down a little, make you feel more relaxed and a little more Zen!
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