7 Free Ways for Moms to De-Stress3:06 PM
1. Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset
Get the kids occupied, or better yet, take them into the backyard or local park with you and lay back on the grass to enjoy a beautiful sunset. There is nothing better than a watercolor painted sky to relax me and put me at ease.
2. Make Yourself a Soothing Cup of Tea
I swear to you that hot tea has some sort of magical properties. A freshly brewed cup of tea instantly de-stresses me. I can feel my cares melt away with every sip.
3. Take a Hot Bath
We are camping a lot on our road trips, but when we finally get to a hotel stop, one of my favorite things to do it take a hot bath and soak away my stress. The kids get to watch some TV, and I get to breathe in some aromatherapy scents and drift away from reality for a bit.
4. Grab a Book
Sometimes the best recipe for relieving stress is taking a break from it. Diving into a favorite book can help you get involved in a different story line for a short time, so that you can escape a stressful situation for a bit.
5. Enjoy a Treat
I normally don't condone eating away your feelings, but enjoying a special treat once in a while it a great way to de-stress. That doesn't mean you should run for a whole tub of Chunky Monkey, but a dark chocolate square once in a while can work wonders on your mood.
6. Turn up the Tunes
Music is one of my favorite ways to relieve stress. When I am driving in the car and hit some stressful traffic, the tunes are the first thing I turn to. Blasting my favorite songs instantly soothes me and puts me in a better mood.
7. Enjoy a Fun Online Game
We have all seen Facebook games and have our favorite apps. Enjoying a fun online game is both free and fun. A fun Facebook app that I enjoy is DoubleDown Casino, they are free to play everyday, and I was given 1 million free chips the first time I played, and every day I can come back and spin the daily wheel to earn more free chips to play with.