As mums, we are more often than not on the bottom of the priority list, aren’t we? It’s so easy to take care of the needs of your children, your husband and the house but you end up leaving yourself with no downtime to relax and unwind.
It’s imperative to take some time out for yourself for your mental and physical health. Else, you’ll end up like a pressure cooker and eventually you’ll blow. If your stress is getting out of hand you might also consider talking to a mental health professional.
Here are five easy ways you can relax and de-stress
Known to reduce stress and improve concentration, meditating can be done in the comfort of your own home. If you don’t think you can spare the time, all you need it to set aside 5-10 minutes a day and you can slowly build up from there. Why not allocate 5 minutes before bed to unwind from the day?
Treat yourself to a Spa
When was the last time you had a Spa treatment or massage? Just sparing an hour every month (or every few months) for a treatment could do you the world of good! Places like Urban Retreat offer an escape to the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and to unwind in a luxurious Moroccan environment. Bliss.
If Spa Treatments are out of your budget, light some candles and take a relaxing bath. Add a couple of drops of essential oils – they are known to have many health benefits.
Go for a walk
It’s true what they say, sometimes you just need to head out and get some fresh air. A walk can help you clear your head and give you an energy boost to tackle the rest of your day.
See your friends
Laughter is the best medicine, right? So why not organise a meetup with your friends one evening? As a busy mum, it can be hard to remember the last time you saw your friends. It doesn’t have to be an expensive night out – they could come to you. A catch up over a glass of wine could do wonders.
How do you relax and de-stress? With a good book maybe or your favourite TV show – let me know in the comments.
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