Believe me, there’s nothing quite like being a mother to tire you out. My little ones are constantly running around and making mischief. While I wouldn’t change them for the world, I do need some time out now and then. As a mom, it’s important that you get the rest you need on a day to day basis. Otherwise, before you know it, you will start to feel drained and it will affect your parenting more than you know.
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Still, finding the time to unwind and relax isn’t always as easy as it sounds. When you’re coping with more than one kid like I am, it’s hard to find the time for yourself. Over the years, I’ve learned a few handy tips in this area. Here are just four ways that you might want to unwind tonight. Enjoy!
Start a positivity journal
No matter how much we like to fool ourselves, we all have things in our life that we ought to be thankful for. For example, I am extremely appreciative of my children and the joy they bring me on a daily basis. The problem is that all too often, we forget the things that make us happy. That’s why writing them down is such a brilliant idea.
Starting a positivity journal will help you focus your mind on the things that really matter in your life. Every day, write down just three things that have made you smile. I promise you will find yourself smiling a whole lot more than ever before.
Have a distraction-free 30 minutes
When you lead a seriously busy lifestyle, having just 30 minutes to yourself can feel like utter bliss. After you’ve tucked the kids away in bed, you should make an effort to take half an hour to just unwind and relax. Don’t just flick the TV on and sit on the couch; curl up with a good book or even listen to some music instead. Taking the time to just relax and be yourself is a great way to calm your nerves. If you get into this tiny habit, it could make all the difference.
Get a massage
When was the last time you treated yourself to a massage? Can you even remember? As parents, we often feel guilty when we spend time or money on ourselves. It seems like we are somehow betraying our children when we do this. Still, it’s crucial that you look after yourself now and then.
If you simply cannot afford a professional massage, talk to your partner and see if they will do it for you. Enjoying a relaxing time with them could be just what you need to make you feel right as rain.
Focus your breathing
It might sound silly but the way that you breathe has a serious effect on how you feel in yourself. If you want some instant relief, you should try some breathing exercises. Focussing on deep breathing means that you will calm your body and your mind in one go. Personally, I have found this to be very useful. If you’ve only got a minute or so, it’s worth taking the time to focus your breathing. You will relax in an instant.