Easy Relaxation Tips for Busy Moms

It seems like there is no rest of the weary. And, the weary person is usually mom. Moms take care of hearth and home, but who takes care of her? If you are a busy mom, learn to value yourself as a person and schedule personal time, using these easy relaxation tips.

The busy mom life can take its toll on moms who have little time for self care. Use these relaxation ideas to fit in more self care for moms. There's no more important mom advice than this!

Each of us has the capacity to nurture others but that type of care takes its toll. Sally Clarkson always says that moms cannot pour out of themselves to nurture their families unless they have a store from which to pour.

Think of it this way…a car is filled with gas to make it run. Eventually the gas runs out and your car won’t move unless the car is replenished with fuel. The same goes for you. Emotional issues can develop when you don’t take the time to take care of your emotional well-being, not to mention the physical results of emotional neglect.

Mom time refuels the tank so that you can give to your family as well as yourself in equal measure. Don’t be ashamed to sit for fifteen minutes doing nothing. In the springtime, relaxing in a hammock under a tree or on your deck is the perfect getaway from the pressures of the day. Reading a book for 30 minutes can also seem like heaven to many moms.

How to find time to use these easy relaxation tips

Here are a few tips to help you fit in much needed “mom” time:

1. Get up before your kids. When you have kids, the day begins at a hurried pace. Once you hit the ground running, there is no stopping you. Waking 30 minutes to an hour ahead of time means quiet solitude to drink your coffee, read a book, pray or listen to music.

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2. Turn ordinary experiences into major events. When you take a bath, add candles, bubble bath, quiet music and/or an inflatable bath pillow. Your regular bath has now become a spa level experience. If you watch a movie, turn out the lights, pop a bag of microwave popcorn and curl up on the couch.

3. Ask your significant other for help. Kids love their mothers but time spent with dad is important too. Let them bond with dad while you go shopping for a new outfit or root around in the garden. Since the time is yours, do whatever you like.

4. Use the Boy Scout motto. Always be prepared and you can spend more time in a relaxed mode. Fix lunches the night before. Iron clothes for the next day and place backpacks by the front door so kids can grab them on their way out. The fewer things you have to do throughout the day, the calmer you will be with your family and not experience burnout.

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5. Take exercise breaks. When you get a few minutes the last thing you want to do is exercise but getting a little physical activity in your day has far-reaching implications. Exercise helps you to think clearly and stretches the muscles. Also, stress will drain away as powerful endorphins are released into your system. Do jumping jacks during a television commercial or jog to the bus stop to pick up the kids.

6. Laugh at regular intervals. Keep a funny calendar cube on your desk or subscribe to a daily joke site. Laughing releases stress and can lift your spirits significantly. It also keeps the abs tight.

Moms, take care of you. Your family would miss you if you were not around to love and care for them. You owe it to yourself and you deserve a break from the daily hustle and bustle.

What’s your favorite way to relax?

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6 thoughts on “Easy Relaxation Tips for Busy Moms”

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    Love these tips, Erin!

    I usually relax by doing some crafting while I’m watching tv or sitting with the family. It’s usually a knitting or crocheting project. In the spring and summer, I relax by going out to do some gardening.

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      Thanks Shelly!

      I also love to work on crochet while watching tv…it makes me feel as if I’m not totally wasting a lot of time 😉

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    Nikki @ Growing Up Mom

    This is such great advice, it is so easy, yet makes so much sense. I especially agree with getting up early. On the days I get up before the kids, I find that I am not as stressed when they get up, because my day is already started and not just beginning. The exercise breaks are good too, I am luck to have a gym in the same plaza as my work so I use my hour lunch time for 45 minutes at the gym and 10 minutes to eat my lunch. I plug in my mp3 player and read a book too – all me time.
    I also try and get my crocheting done on the couch with the TV too, that is also my hubby bonding time while we watch some of our favorites together. It doubles as low cost, low energy quality time too, which we also need (I can’t afford to go out to dinner with him every week, though I would like that)

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      Wow, it sounds like you are really being intentional to get that relaxation time in…good for you!

      I’m so glad that you stopped by to visit…hope to see you around here again soon 🙂

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