As a busy mom, you often are guilty of doing very little to relax and take care of yourself. It’s your job, so to speak, to make sure everyone else is taken care of first. As a result, it’s easy to get overtired and become irritable with the very people you are trying to care for.
Studies show that after a long day at work, the best thing you can do is come home and relax. However, as a mom, that’s often hard to find the time to do. From carpooling to dinner and from homework to bathtime, time for yourself is not usually on the agenda. That’s why this blog will show you a few ways you can relax in your own home when the kids are busy or snug as bugs in their little beds.
Take a Bubble Bath
There’s nothing like a nice, long bubble bath to get the kinks out and relieve the stresses of the day. Add in a few candles, a glass of wine, and some nice music and you’ll be relaxed in no time. It’s best to wait to take your bubble bath once the kids are in bed for the night. It’s not very relaxing if little fingers are reaching under the door and echoes of “mommy” can be heard echoing up and down the halls.
Have a Glass of Wine
It’s a well-known fact that drinking a glass of wine a day actually contains quite a few health benefits. One of those benefits is being a stress reliever and helping you relax. A word of caution here, we are talking about one glass of wine, not a lot of wine. The more you drink, the less you’ll relax and the fewer the health benefits will be.
Create Your Comfort Zone
If you’re going to be able to relax in your home, then you need a comfort zone in which to do it. Whether it’s a cozy book nook or a spot in the garden away from noise and intrusion, make sure it’s a place where you can relax, de-stress, and do the things you enjoy doing.
Have Friends Over for Dinner
There is no better way to relax for some people than having friends over for a dinner party. This doesn’t mean that you have to throw a party that is loud and busy. It means to invite over a couple of friends and settle down to play games, watch a movie, or just enjoy one another’s company after dinner is eaten.
Read a Book/Watch a Movie
For many people, there is nothing more relaxing to do at home than reading a good book. Pick up that latest novel by the author you’ve been dying to read, curl up in bed and read until you fall asleep.
If reading isn’t something you enjoy, then try curling up on the couch, under a blanket, and binge-watching your favorite Netflix show. The point is to do whatever helps you relax, whether it’s a good book or a good movie, the choice is yours. As long as it helps you relax and unwind.
For many people, the simple act of cooking a meal is a form of relaxation. They can let their minds wander as they chop, puree, and dice. Before they know it, their stress levels are down, and they have a yummy meal to show for it as well. Cooking can be two-fold in the benefit department. You’re feeding your family a healthy meal and relaxing at the same time.
These are just a few ways that you can relax in the comfort of your own home. From cooking to reading and from dinner with friends to a soothing bubble bath, there is nothing like comfort and finding it in the home you love.