Don’t get us wrong; Motherhood is wonderful.
However, sometimes it’s easy to get caught-up in the constant daily grind of being a mom. When you’re feeling the need for a little “me” time- don’t worry, you are not alone!
There are many ways to take some “me” time as a mom. Keep reading below for a few easy ideas to help recharge your “mom batteries.”
Take a Bath
This might seem like an impossible feat, but rest-assured, your kids WILL fall asleep eventually and you will be able to take some time out for yourself, even if it’s after midnight.
There are many benefits of taking a warm bath; but did you know that there are also mental health benefits of taking a bath as well?
When you take the time to slow down and enjoy a bath, you are signaling to your body that it’s time to slow down. This lowers your blood pressure, and releases endorphins into your blood stream to help make you feel relaxed and calm.
A study by the University of Freiburg in Germany found that a 30 minute soak in a warm bath in the evenings can dramatically improve a person’s mental wellbeing. The university asked 45 people who struggled with depression to simply take a warm bath, followed by 20 minutes of relaxing- and saw a significant improvement in their mood.
There are loads of products out there designed to reduce stress and soothe anxiety, so if you want to make the most of a calming bath you could try using a bath bomb or Epsom salts to kick your bath up a notch!
As a mom, you know better than anyone else how stress can directly effect the way you feel. The more you have on your plate, the higher your risk of getting headaches, having trouble sleeping, battling anxiety, and a myriad of other ailments.
Every mom has their go-to for unwinding at the end of the day, from calling a friend to pouring a glass of wine. We all have our go-to remedies for stress-related ailments, some that are effective at relieving stress, and some that are just simply comforting.
Ever since the legalization of CBD products, moms everywhere have started using (and loving) this compound for its amazing stress-relieving effects. You can use oils, gummies and a myriad of other CBD products to experience the benefits of CBD, but the fastest and most effective method of using CBD is by vaping it. Using a CBD vape pen is perfect for momma’s because of the discreet and convenient nature of the pens.
The founders of Charlotte’s Web (a highly-reputable company in the cannabis space) has created a Stanley Brothers CBD vape pen, to make it easy to vape your CBD and then throw the pen away when you’re done- creating a no-muss-no-fuss system for busy moms.
Several clinical trials are currently underway, but there is plenty of good evidence of CBD’s usefulness for treating stress and anxiety. Put the kids to bed, take a few puffs of your CBD pen, and experience your stress simply melting away.
Take a Trip
Though it may seem like your little ones can’t survive without you- truth is, they’ll be completely fine for a day or two.
Book an Airbnb in your own neighborhood, or-check out a hotel in the nearest city; bonus points if it has a pool! Go shopping and explore the city, by yourself.
Even if all you do while you’re gone is catch up on your favorite Netflix shows, or take a few dips in the pool- you will feel so much better when you go back home.
Most hotels offer a last-minute-booking rate, so you can book a hotel room without breaking the bank.
As a mom, you spend so much time taking care of others that it can be easy to forget to take care of yourself.
There is nobody that needs yoga more than moms do!
Take advantage of your kid’s nap time. Everyone tells you to “sleep when the baby sleeps” but the truth is: nap time is mom’s alone-time. Put yoga on your to-do list, even if just for ten minutes.
Taking care of your mind and body is just as important as getting that load in the wash—it’s a necessity, not an extravagance. Yoga has been known to improve everything from posture to sleep, energy levels to balance, and much more.
There are many benefits of teaching your kids yoga, so if you’re not interested in practicing yoga alone, have your kids join you! They might not have the attention span for more than a few minutes, but sometimes that is enough. If you keep it simple, even a toddler can follow along.