These no excuse Relaxation Tips for Moms fit perfectly into a busy lifestyle, whether you are a stay at home mom or a working mom. While not all will work for your situation, there are many that will be easy for you to make happen to help you relax, feel more comfortable, and happy each day. Being a mom is a huge blessing, but it also comes with many struggles and long days. Self-care is important to make us a better wife and mother. No more excuses, it’s time we take care of ourselves, mama! This post contains affiliate links.
The Easiest Relaxation Tips For Moms
I don’t know about you, but most days I completely forget to even eat breakfast and even go to the bathroom! Yes, you read that right and I know many of you are busy moms just like me. That’s why I’ve come to the realization that I need to take care of myself if I want to run a happy, joyful, and positive home. Moms, it really begins with us! Now, check out some of these easy, no excuse relaxation tips I’ve put together for you.
Wake Up Early
If you want to have quiet time alone waking up before the kids is essential. Reading, journaling, exercising or mediation are all great ways to spend an hour each morning to recharge yourself and renew your energy. Don’t have an hour, start with 15 minutes a day and I will guarantee that you will cherish that time so much that you will begin waking up even earlier. When you can start off the day with some time alone savoring your favorite cup of coffee and a new book, the steady stream of, “Mom?” questions throughout the day won’t be so tough to deal with.
Essential oils are highly popular for many reasons, but one of the biggest things they are used for is aromatherapy. Being able to fill your home with soothing and relaxing smells can help you relax and calm successfully without a large expense or need to pay a babysitter. As a routine, diffuse or inhale essential oils like Lemon, Lavender, Chamomile and any other scent you find particularly soothing. I love diffusing my essential oils during my meditation time. It helps me relax and concentrate on my breathing. I love diffusing oils according to the seasons, like lavender in the spring and cinnamon in the fall.
Family Quiet Time
Have a mandatory quiet time for kids each day. Once your kids have outgrown naps, you have to continue working with them to understand the need for things like simply taking a break to lay quietly, read, do puzzles or play with quiet toys alone in their rooms. This gives you both a mental and physical break each day to recharge. Plus, it will teach your children that it’s okay to be still and enjoy spending time with themselves.
This is often the number one relaxation tip for all moms. Don’t get caught in the cycle of putting others ahead of yourself and your health. Make time to exercise several times a week to keep your health in check as well as to give yourself a boost of energy that is much needed. Workout videos at home, a jogging stroller to go out with the kids or a local gym membership you can sneak off to late at night or early mornings are all great options. Also, don’t forget to check out local adult dance classes like hip-hop or Zumba. A lot of dance studios offer these classes at a minimal drop in rate.
Prayer or Meditation
If you are religious prayer can help you significantly. Spending time focusing on your thoughts, needs, and desires in the form of prayers or quiet meditation can help you focus once again as a mom. Prayer and meditation are some of the best ways to give yourself self-therapy and reflect on the things you want in life. I try to meditate every morning as my girls are getting ready for school. Don’t know where to start? There are tons of self-help books out there that can serve as your quiet prayer or meditation time as well. I do this at night after everyone has gone to bed. It allows me to fall asleep in a positive mindset and ready to take on the next day.
Here are some of my favorite books I’ve read and a few that are on my list to read soon:
- Girl Wash Your Face
- Big Magic
- The Secret
- Toddlers Are A**holes
- You’re Going To Be Okay
- Becoming A Strong Mom
Here are a few of my favorite Podcasts:
Use the Counting Method or Mommy Time-Out
When things get super stressful, you may need to find an alternative method to calm down and not lash out at your children or spouse. The old school method of counting to 10 actually does help. Whether you count to a certain number, or you take a moment to pause and mentally recite a poem or verse of scripture to calm yourself and shift gears doesn’t matter. It is simply the rote method of relaxing and shifting focus that is needed in those situations.
If the counting method doesn’t work for you, ask for a mommy time-out. Let everyone in the house know that you are walking away and just need a time-out for yourself. This is when keeping a journal or one of your inspirational self-help books on your night-stand comes in handy. Take 10 minutes to cool off in your room with a bit of positive reading or prayer.
These relaxation tips for moms are easy to implement and can create a much more peaceful day for the entire family. Most importantly, it allows us moms to be happier, joyful, and live in the moment with our children.
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