Six Simple Stress Busters For Moms

Are you​ stressed out? Could you​ use a​ break? if​ I gave you​ a​ nickel for every time you​ heard the​ word Moooommmmmyyyy - would you​ be rich? Well,​ we have all been there! With babies,​ toddlers and older children to​ care for along with cooking meals,​ paying bills,​ cleaning and playing taxi,​ finding time for yourself may seem impossible and when you​ do find a​ few quiet minutes,​ many of​ us are at​ a​ loss for what to​ do.

Taking time out to​ recharge your batteries is​ just what you​ need. So,​ what's stopping you? Leave your chores behind,​ just for a​ little while,​ and give yourself permission to​ take a​ much needed time-out.

Here are just a​ few of​ my favorite Stress-Busters:

Put yourself in​ time out: Allow some alone time for yourself. Use this time to​ focus on​ you. Find a​ place in​ your home that you​ can go to​ and find privacy. you​ can ask your partner or​ a​ friend to​ take the​ family out for a​ few hours while you​ enjoy your alone time. Do nothing,​ sleep,​ read,​ watch a​ movie,​ and just enjoy your solitude.

Talk to​ a​ friend: When you​ are feeling stressed,​ lean on​ a​ good friend. Sit down and enjoy a​ good conversation,​ a​ cup of​ coffee or​ a​ girls day out pampering yourself. Moms find great comfort,​ support and love in​ the​ company of​ close friends.

Play: as​ adults,​ we sometimes forget the​ beneficial value of​ play. Play stimulates our imagination,​ encourages our creativity,​ boosts our energy,​ and best of​ all,​ it​ is​ fun. Try a​ game of​ tennis,​ a​ game of​ cards online or​ perhaps invite some friends over for an​ evening of​ adult board games.

Meditate: Meditation has been proven to​ reduce your blood pressure,​ and helps to​ dramatically reduce your stress level. Meditation and/or prayer will help you​ to​ keep in​ touch with your spiritual side. Meditation is​ a​ very effective method of​ relaxation. to​ meditate,​ quiet your mind and allow yourself to​ focus on​ one thing,​ such as​ your breath. Find a​ relaxed comfortable position where Try visualizing good health and peace as​ you​ inhale. While you​ are breathing out breathe out all of​ your stress. Set aside approximately 20 minutes for this exercise. Upon completion,​ you​ will see just how much more relaxed your mind and body is.

Take a​ nap: Find a​ quiet,​ comfortable spot and take a​ nap. Even a​ short power nap can leave you​ feeling refreshed,​ renewed,​ and more focused. Studies have shown that people who spent 30 minutes each day napping had one third less heart disease than those who didn't nap.

Eat: Not just anything but certain things. Studies show that certain foods can help reduce stress. Carbohydrates,​ will actually soothe you. Good sources of​ carbohydrates include rice,​ pasta,​ potatoes,​ breads,​ air-popped popcorn and low-calorie cookies. Experts suggest that the​ carbohydrates present in​ just one baked potato or​ a​ cup of​ spaghetti or​ white rice,​ is​ enough to​ relieve the​ anxiety of​ a​ stressful day.

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