Are you feeling stressed as a busy mom? Have you been searching for easy stress relief tips?
Do you feel exhausted after a long day working, cleaning the house, cooking and looking after the kids?
You just want to take a seat on the couch and relax but you can’t find the time.
What are some things you can do to help when you are feeling stressed?
What Is Stress?
The Cleveland Clinic defines stress as the body’s response to change. It can react to those changes in many different ways. It can be physical, mental or emotional.
You can undergo stress from your surroundings, your body and your mind.
Even good things like the birth of a child can trigger stress.
What Are Some Symptoms Of Stress?
Symptoms of stress can include:
- Muscle Tension
- Trouble Sleeping
- Weight gain or loss
13 Easy Stress Relief Tips For Busy Moms
1. Spa Day/ Massage
Finding time to have a spa day and massage can take some work to schedule if you are busy.
If you can get some time off it can help relieve tension and stress. Some studies have shown that massages can be beneficial for stress, anxiety, joint pain, and digestive disorders.
The mayo clinic has a good article on the benefits of massages that you can read here.
Naps aren’t just for the kid’s, we need our sleep too.
Just taking even a 5-minute nap can help relieve stress.
This can help you feel better and refreshed. If your kids take a nap this would be a good time for you to get a little sleep.
3. Stay Hydrated
When you’re not properly hydrated and drinking enough water, you can have a hard time focusing.
This can lead to exhaustion and stress. You want to make sure that you are drinking enough water during the day.
I like to leave a big jug on the table to remind myself that I need to drink water.
4. Relax In A Nice Hot Bath
Being able to relax in a nice hot bath can help relieve stress.
You get some alone time and can listen to some soothing music.
This can help relax your tired muscles and improve your sleep.
5. Date Night
If you can find someone to watch the kid’s date night can be a fun thing to do. You can get out of the house and enjoy some time with your spouse.
Date Night Ideas
- Go Out To Eat
- Go For A Walk
- Grab A Coffee
- Go To The Beach
- Take A Class Together(Dancing, Cooking)
These are some inexpensive ideas to get you out of the house and focus your mind away from stress.
6. Ask For Help
I have a hard time myself with this one, I always want to be a super mom.
Sometimes we just need to ask for help so that we can have some time to ourselves. You could ask your spouse, family or friends to help out.
You could get the kids to do some chores around the house like sweeping the floor.
If we don’t look after ourselves we can get sick and run down.
7. Say No
Sometimes we just have to say NO. Even though you would like to be able to do everything sometimes you just can’t.
You have to take care of yourself first. Make sure all your family needs are met before you can help anyone else.
8. Go For A Walk/Exercise
I know when we are tired and exhausted exercising is the last thing on our mind.
Just going for a walk around the block can help clear your mind allowing you to focus better.
9. Get Some Alone Time
Just getting 5 min of alone time can help you relax and clear your thoughts.
If you have had a hard day at work or looking after the kids you need some alone time.
10. Get Together With Friend’s
An outing with friends can take your mind off of things and help with exhaustion and stress.
11. Go To Bed Early
I know it is hard to go to bed early. If you don’t get adequate sleep, you will be overtired which can lead to more exhaustion.
I try to get a minimum of eight hours of sleep nightly.
12. Take Time To Eat
When you are busy it can be easy to forget to eat until later in the day.
It is important to take time for yourself to sit down and eat something healthy.
This will help you to be able to function better throughout the day.
I find that if I don’t eat I am a lot more grumpy. I try to have a good breakfast and snack to start my day which keeps me full until lunch.
13. Family Time Out
Sometimes you just have to put the whole family on time out. What does this mean?
It means you get everyone to take 20 minutes of quiet time each day.
They can read a book, listen to music with headphones or just take some time to relax. It can help you as a parent have some quiet time to take a minute and relax.
These are some tips to relieve stress. You have to find what works for you.
It is important to remember that you have to take care of yourself so that you don’t get exhausted, stressed and burnt out.
What are some ways you relieve stress? Don’t forget to hit the pin button.
*Stress relief tips mentioned in this article are meant for general information and not any kind of medical advice.