If anyone tells you that being a mom is not stressful, they are lying to you. Having young children is possibly one of the most stressful experiences life offers. As a mom everything falls on your shoulders. A lot of moms work, whether at home or outside the home. On top of that moms are traditionally expected to primarily be the ones to cook and clean the house. We maintain our kids schedules, remember what they need for school, pick up their medicine, shop for new clothes for them, and the list goes on. We are the ones awake with the kids at 2 am when they get sick, calling doctors and taking them to different appointments. Yes, being a mom is oh, so stressful. And while nothing could totally take that stress away, I wanted to talk about 5 de-stressing activities some I personally have found work to help my life as a mom.
Yes, it can be hard to fit in exercise as a mom, particularly if you have young kids. But exercise does wonders and is know for being one of the most de-stressing activities in your life. When you exercise you produce feel good endorphins, and exercise can give you a welcome break in your day to distract you from everything going on. Consider finding a gym with childcare so that you have an hour to focus on yourself and being healthy!
I’m not one to rush into hardcore medicines (although I totally endorse getting those if you have serious symptoms), so for typical daily stress I look to homeopathic remedies. For stress the best one that I’ve found is Stress Relief from Genexa Health. All Genexa Health products are organic, non-GMO and can be purchased over the counter. The chewable tablets provide relief from stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Don’t think they will really help you? Well there is a 100% back money guarantee so worth at least trying!
I love to read novels, when I can find the time. But even if it’s just reading a magazine or a quick blog post, reading can give you an escape from your stressful life if only for a few minutes. It’s a great way to gain perspective as well.
And no I don’t mean the Moanna soundtrack for the 5th time. During naptime or while kids are doing an activity ask Alexa or set Pandora to play a station based off the music you like. Music can help you concentrate and has been shown to reduce the stress a person is under.
When you’re stressed out and just need to relax, meditation is the way to go to return to your zen. These days you can easily download one of many meditation apps to guide you through how to meditate.
I hope these help other mamas experiencing stress! So tell me – what are your go-to de-stressing activities?
Thank you Genexa Health for sponsoring this post. Regardless all thoughts and opinions are my own and I only recommend products I truly love.