5 sure fire ways to relieve stress and rejuvenate your mind and your body
Stress is one of the biggest influences on all of our lives and stay at home moms are no exception. Whether it be current events, hectic schedules or daily life something is always contributing to our stress levels. But there are ways to alleviate stress and relax if only for a few minutes a day.
Bubble baths are a time tested way to relieve stress and relax. The best way to enjoy a bubble bath for a stay at home mom uninterrupted is to take the bath AFTER the children are in bed. Buy some special bubbles, light some scented candles, get a new body loofah and just soak away your stress. Bubble baths are an easy and inexpensive way to relieve stress and you can do it several times a week. It doesn’t have to be a special treat, it can be a regular routine.
Massage is also a great way to relieve stress. You can even enlist your partner in massage therapy. It can be beneficial for both of you. If you can’t talk your partner into it schedule a massage with a trained massage therapist. Make it a day of pampering. Your body will feel invigorated and your mind will be relaxed and stress free.
Exercise is a great stress reliever and you don’t have to take on a whole new regimen to benefit from it. Take a walk in the park or around your neighborhood. Breathe deeply and take note of your surroundings. The flowers, trees, birds and the fresh air. Exercise not only relieves stress but it also offers a multitude of health benefits.
Work in the yard or your garden. Pulling weeds is a great stress reliever. Get your yard and garden ready for fall and winter. Plan fall bulb planting and the layout of your garden for next year. It’s amazing how much getting your hands in the dirt can renew your spirit and relieve your stress.
Keep a journal. Write down your feelings, the things that are causing you stress and work towards managing your stress levels through your writing. Getting your feelings down in writing and being able to read them and take action can help alleviate stress that builds up when feelings are held in. Make your journal writing a daily activity. Add a cup of herbal tea and you have a great stress reliever.
These five things are simple, easy to do and are great stress relievers. No matter what your schedule you can fit at least one of these things into your life to relax and rejuvenate yourself.