As moms, our days are full of making sure the needs of our families are met. We cook, clean, kiss boo-boos, organize crafts and activities, educate, get the kids to their activities, and volunteer to help others outside of our families.
Many of us ask ourselves “What about me?” It’s not that we don’t love serving our families. It’s just that sometimes Mama just needs a little time for herself!
While we would love a day at the spa or an entire day of shopping…alone, that usually isn’t feasible. But could we carve out just a few minutes for ourselves? Aren’t there days where a few peaceful minutes can be enough to save our sanity?
So, let’s say you have 20 minutes during naptime or after hubby comes home to spend on yourself. What can you do? Here are some ideas.
Stress Relieving Ideas For Mom
Nap – Seriously. Sometimes you want to just close your eyes. Don’t forget the power of a 20 minute power nap.
Take A Walk – Exercise and fresh air is good for the body and soul. It can be both energizing and relaxing.
Take A Bath- I love drawing a hot bath with bubbles or a bath bomb. The warm water and wonderful scent are so relaxing. Sometimes I take a book with me or I listen to my I Pod while I soak.
Read – Curl up in your favorite chair with a cup of tea and dive into that novel, the Bible or that magazine you’ve been trying to get to. Reading can transport your mind and mood to another place and time. Its a great break.
Pray – Spend some quiet time talking with the Lord. Giving your cares and worries to him will lift your stress and give you peace.
Call A Friend – Or chat online with a friend. Conversation with another adult can really lift your spirits and recharge you.
Catch Up On A Craft – Gather your crafting supplies in one area or in one container so you can dive into it when you get your alone time. In 20 minutes of uninterrupted time, you can get those creative juices flowing and just have fun!
Clean Or Organize – Some of you are thinking “Are you crazy??” Others of you are going “Yes!” Cleaning and organizing is your stress relief. Go ahead.
If you had 20 minutes to yourself to relax and unwind, what would you do?