Whether you work at home or commute to your job each day, you probably want to wind down as soon you’re done working. As a mom and career woman, I understand the importance of having this time and so today I’m sharing my favorite ways to relax after a long day.
Even though all of these are my favorite, keep reading to find out what usually happens. Ha!
Take a Bath. What’s more relaxing than a nice, warm soak in your tub! If your kids are older, this should be easy. But if you have a baby or toddlers, this can be a little challenging unless you have a set bedtime for them. To be frank, when my daughter was a baby, I would place her in her swing carrier and bring her into the bathroom with me.
Just be sure your baby has a full tummy and dry diaper. Maybe a toy or two would help keep her occupied as well. Now, toddlers…hmmm…I strongly suggest a consistent bedtime schedule. For some reason, when I turned the lights off, my daughter knew it was bedtime. I’m so happy she was a low-key baby and toddler.
Have Alone Time. Sometimes you just need to get home, do what you need to do, and then be alone. What you do during this time depends on you. You may want to pray, journal, read, watch a movie, or simply just be.
Play a Game with Your Kid(s). So, I did say this is about favorite ways to relax right?! Yes! Well, some Mommies relax just fine by having fun time with their kids. The key is to do what you like to do and what fulfills you. You and your kids may simply take up an arts/crafts project which can be totally relaxing. You may even want to bake some cookies with your babies.
Read a Good Book. Settling in to read a book takes me away to a different place in my mind. Now, if you read something dark, that’s a different story. Ha! So, if you’re planning to wind down, try reading something fun and light.
Go to Bed Early. Remember when I mentioned earlier to stay tuned to find out what usually happens for me after a long day? Simply – take a shower and go to bed! I didn’t always go to bed early because I wanted to stay up to work on something. After reading about the effects on the body of not getting enough sleep and experiencing one of those first-hand (hair loss), I had to change this up. I love my bed, but it’s still sometimes hard to make my way to it when I should.
How do you relax after a long day? Give us some ideas!
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