Being a busy mom, writer and always being on the go, it can be hard to take some time out for yourself and unwind. However, it is so important to have a little time to yourself to recharge the batteries and stay in touch with your own identity. But I guess I won’t be the only one who struggles with this, many moms can feel that guilt pang every time they do something for themselves. So I thought it would be a good time to share with you some of the easiest ways you can unwind after a busy day. I hope you find them inspiring and easy to incorporate into your own busy schedules.
Read a book
I love to read and review books on my blog, and as some of you will know, I am currently editing my first novel. But there is something quite comforting about picking up a book and getting enthralled with the storyline or the twists and turns that some amazing books can offer you. It’s a wonderful way to escape, even for a few minutes and engross yourself into another world. It can really relax your mind and body, and it certainly is a great way to relax at the end of the day. It is especially good to consider doing this before you head to bed, as it can be a good way to relax your mind for a deep sleep.
Take a bath
A nice warm bath with plenty of bubbles and even a few candles lit on the side can be a super way to relax after a busy day. The warm water can not only soothe your mind but also tired and aching muscles. The heat specifically can signal to your body that it is time to relax, as the change of body temperature can help aid you getting to sleep later on in the evening. Multitask while you are in the bath and read that book or a magazine you have had on the side for a while.
Do some online shopping
Not many of us get the luxury to browse our favorite store, especially if you have children in tow. So online shopping can be a fabulous opportunity to really indulge that retail therapy we all here is so good. Furthermore, websites like More Coupons can offer discount codes and vouchers that mean you can save yourself some extra money in the process. Certainly a win-win situation
It may sound like a strange way to unwind in the evening, but exercise can be a great way to refocus your mind and also use up any energy you have. It can certainly help pump the endorphins around your body and give you that feeling of being productive when it comes to the end of your workout.
Finally, a great way to relax at the end of the end of the day is to try some meditation. Even if your version of it is simply sitting in a quiet room and just focusing on your breath. It can help clear your mind and help you gain some clarity on your thoughts. There are also plenty of applications you can download that have guided meditations to help you through it.