6 Ways To Unwind As A Mother

6 Ways To Unwind As A Mother

  • May 7, 2019

Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. Although there’s always something to do or someone to take care of, it’s important to find time each day to put yourself first and centre on your wellbeing. Managing your stress levels will make you happier and healthier, which will in turn make your kids happier and healthier. You do a lot, don’t forget to slow down and put your feet up. Here are six Mother’s Day gifts you can give to yourself to help you unwind.

1. Enjoy Alone Time
Don’t underestimate the power of time to yourself. Even if you can only squeeze in a few minutes, which is the most you can get most days, try to focus on you and you alone. Go outside and enjoy some fresh air, take a nap, do a face mask, or run yourself a bath when the kids are asleep. Take advantage of your commute to work and listen to a podcast, sing along to your favourite songs in the car, or read a few pages of your book on the bus.

2. Focus On Good Habits & Hobbies
Taking up a new hobby or developing a good habit is a simple way to make a change in your life and add more joy to your daily routine. Get around to reading all the books you’ve been meaning to before bed every night, or start meditating for a few minutes every morning. You’ll begin to relax when you do your body and mind a few favours.

3. Have Fun
As time passes and we get older, we can tend to forget to let loose. Take a cue from your littles and make fun a priority. From playing hide and seek with the kids to going out dancing with your girlfriends, do things for the pure pleasure of it all. Nothing will give you more energy and enjoyment than a good time.

4. Try Something New
Breaking out of your routine, even in a small way, can help you feel more rejuvenated. Enroll in a class, workout or otherwise, make something different for dinner, plan a trip, visit another neighborhood, or watch a documentary on a topic you’re not familiar with. Learning and discovering should continue well beyond your childhood.

5. Exercise
While it may not be the easiest thing to commit to or the most entertaining activity, exercise reduces stress and boosts your spirits. Even something as simple as going out for a walk will make you feel better. The health benefits alone are worth it, and you’ll see how quickly you get addicted to those endorphins.

6. Come To The Spa
Let go and reconnect at the spa, where ultimate relaxation awaits. From the heat therapy of the thermal cycle to our classic and signature massages and body treatments, you can tailor your day to your specific needs and preferences, ensuring you get the tranquility you deserve. Our Mother’s Day packages were made just for you.

It doesn’t matter what you do with your time but as long as you make the time, you’ll thank yourself for it later. What relaxing solo habits and me-time activities would you love to add to your routine this week? Let us know!

 

 

Aidan Belanger
Wellness Blogger