Being a parent can be incredibly stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Every now and then, you just need to unplug from the crazy world, recharge your batteries and come back relaxed and refreshed. As a cool mama, you’re probably so busy caring for everyone else that you often forget about yourself. Unfortunately, this is something that’s going to make you even more stressed out than before. But don’t worry! Here are some tips on how to take care of yourself and relax as a cool mama.
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Make sure you’re relaxing before bed.
Before we begin with the tips on what to do, it is important to emphasize the importance of having a good rest. This all begins with relaxing your mind and body before hitting the mattress. A good night’s sleep is crucial for a cool mama to have enough energy every day to follow up on her toddlers, her own life, and anything else that life may throw your way.
We’ve all heard the advice of making sure you’re relaxing before you go to bed, but how many of us actually do it? If you’re having trouble relaxing or falling asleep, make sure you prioritize calming yourself down before bedtime. Try and share the load with your partner, so you can fully sign off. If not, you can do other relaxing activities after you put your child to bed or even with your child.
Take a bubble bath
If you’re having trouble relaxing, this is something that you should definitely do. Bubbles are a fantastic way to clear your mind and relax your muscles. You can even bring your toddler to the bath with you, so not only will you be helping yourself, but you’ll also be helping your baby or toddler relax too!
Being relaxed is key to a night of good sleep. This can help your child calm down and sleep better, too. Try a bubble bath with some calming essential oils. Add Epsom salt to the water to make it extra soothing. Lavender oil is a great natural remedy to induce better relaxation and sleep.
Light-scented candles or burn incense.
If you’re looking to help yourself relax a little more, scented candles and incense are a great way to do that. Many people believe in aromatherapy and the soothing effects that scent can have on the mind and body. If they don’t actually manage to soothe you, at least they will help make your home smell amazing!
Play with your baby or toddler
While you may have read that your baby should be playing outside, doing sports, or reading to help them relax, you may have forgotten that they should also be playing with you. If there’s one thing that will help you relax, it’s spending time with your child. Sometimes not having any activity planned and just cuddling is a great way to build your rapport and relax the both of you as you reconnect to the most natural of bonds.
There are so many things you can do with your baby. Whether rocking, feeding, playing, or just sitting and talking to them, these are great ways to relax.
Play with your pet
If your toddler is asleep, think about bonding with your pet! Dogs and cats are great pets because they can help you relax.
The first thing you can do is take the dog out for a walk to help you relax. Easy physical exercise is good for stimulating the body and getting the blood flowing before rest. You’ll also be getting some fresh air and doing something that can help you relax.
Otherwise, a good cuddle works wonders too!
Try a natural remedy.
There are some great natural remedies that you can try to help yourself relax. Things like ginger, lavender, melatonin, and valerian all have calming effects and can help you relax. Try adding these to your water or using them in a pill form to help yourself relax.
Otherwise, if they are legal and available in your city, try some relaxing CBD or THC medication after the kids are put to bed. These remedies come in many different forms and can be the perfect way to relax after a long day. Delta 9 Gummies are in the shape of gummy bears and release enough THC to help you chill out completely before bed. Otherwise, you can even find THC teas or as essential oils. Whichever form best suits you.
Chances are, your mom-schedule is always packed. And while being super busy can be really rewarding, it can also be really stressful. Sometimes, it can be hard to remember how much you love being a mom if you have no time to relax. That is why incorporating self-care routines and times to relax in your daily routine is absolutely crucial for you to be the best mom you can be.
If you need help getting your mind back on track, make sure you keep these tips in mind and make it happen.
Also, one more good way to relieve your daily stress is to play card games such as Euchre or Klondike Solitaire. These games require concentration and thoughtfulness as you strategize and plan your moves. This mindful engagement can help you clear your mind, focus on the present moment, and just relax.
Ultimately, the best way to relax as a cool mama is to remember who you are and what you love. When you do that, you’ll be able to relax like never before.
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