Kids. Work. Messes. Husbands. Being a mother comes with great responsibility and at times can become overwhelming.
Moms needs time to unplug and unwind so they can return to the chaos that can overtake motherhood. Here are 7 ways moms can relax:
Booking a Massage to Relax
Who doesn’t love a good rub down at the spa?
I know I do! There’s something about a quiet stranger rubbing your aching joints in a quiet dark room (without screaming kids) that automatically sets the reset button and helps you relax.
Uninterrupted Nap time
As a school counselor, one of the perks of my jobs is being off for major holidays!
I use this opportunity to catch up on sleep. It’s my favorite way to relax!
Now that my kids aren’t babies anymore, they will occasionally play together, buying me uninterrupted nap time. My husband even cooperates at times and keeps them from busting in my room.
Date With Hubby
One way that my husband and I keep the romance alive is to have date nights. There’s something about being alone together that rekindles the romance that brought us together. Now that my husband is a farmer, date nights are few and far between and we’ve had to get creative.
If we can’t go out to eat, we have a nice romantic evening at home once the kids are in bed.
Dinner with Friends
My girlfriends and I have the tradition of going to dinner for our birthdays.
Being a mother, especially with little children, means little time to relax, let alone time alone with girlfriends. Sometimes you even forget who you are apart from your family.
The last time I had dinner with my friends was two weeks ago. We went to a Brazilian steakhouse. My husband was so sweet-he didn’t call me one time! It was a wonderful opportunity to unplug, look down at my Jord watch, and not have to worry about rushing home for bedtime.
Shopping Without Kids
Before kids, I spent most payday weekends out and about. Now that I have a 3 kids, I cherish the times I can shop without whining, fighting, crying and all the other mishaps that may come along with shopping with your children.
Am I the only one who has left a store because her children were so acting so terrible?
Please tell me I’m not alone!
Go to a Concert
Back in February, I saw the amazing Diana Ross in concert. What a legend! I was definitely star struck.
My husband surprised me, and I was on cloud nine! Going to concerts make you feel young and free.
Yoga or Some Other Workout
Nothing compares to the feeling you have after a workout. Well, except maybe the satisfaction of indulging in your favorite food. Working out alone is a luxury not every mother is afforded.
I personally love yoga because it forces me to unplug from the world, get in shape, and relax all at the same time.
If you can’t sneak away by yourself to the gym, pull up You Tube, move the couch and get your work out on! Your kids will learn how to love physical activity from watching you, and you’ll have the satisfaction of keeping that mom body in shape!