The Mom Edit: 6 Ways to Relax After a Long Day

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Are you a mom

and always feel overwhelmed, whether it’s the kids, the new puppy you got who keeps peeing on the floor or even a frustrating day at work; we understand you. And believe us, we want to be in bed at 7:30pm as much as you do. Either way, the evening is your sacred time and taking care of yourself should be priority #1.

So we’ve put together a short list of things that you can do to give yourself those few minutes you need to de-stress every day.

1. Write in The Five Minute Journal:

This is a fantastic way to stay grounded and remind yourself throughout the day of your intentions. It’s as simple as this: 

  • Write down a few things that you are grateful for and set your intention for the day. 
  • Before going to bed, go back to that page and write down a few things that you were happy about today. Jot some things down that could have been better and remember to work on them tomorrow.

 2. Put Your Diffuser on Before You go to Bed:

I can guarantee you that you’ll feel much better if you add some lavender essential oil, or a zen mix to your diffuser on your bedside table to wind down after a long day. Lavender has properties that slows your heart rate, induces drowsiness, and lowers blood pressure. It’s been linked to better and deeper sleep according to many researchers.

   3. Drink Tea:

Tea is also another easy way to relax after a long day. There are so many different types of tea that you can choose from but one of my favourites is white tea (An Ji Tea). It really promotes calmness and an overall reduction of stress.

4. Meditate:

Take no longer than five minutes and sit upright on your bed or even take a seat on the ground. Cross your legs and place your hands over your knees. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths. All the while focusing on your breathing. Doing this is a simple and effective way to center your mind and body. It drastically improves your heart rate and will give you a sense of overall serenity. Just remember this: push every other little thought out of your mind. This is your time.

5. Get Into a Routine:

This whole blog post wasn’t written for no reason. If you can incorporate at least one of these tips into your evening routine to help yourself wind down you will start to see an improvement in your stress levels. Your mind will know that once it reaches a certain hour at night that it’s time for you to take care of yourself. Form the habit sooner rather than later.

6. P.S.

Always remember to love yourself. You deserve it, and you’re doing a great job.