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5 Quick Ways to Relax During the Day

by Jenn

If you’re a work at home mom, you know how many hats you have to wear and how busy and stressful life can be.  There are children to take care of, work to be done, a house to clean, and food to cook.  There are also likely play dates, trips to the museum and story hour and grocery shopping.

reading in chairMany people think the life of a stay at home mom is an easy one, but the truth is that it’s a busy one.  Running out of steam midday happens often.

If you need a pick me up, here are a few things you can do to grab a few minutes of me time.  These activities are perfect for when the children are napping, watching their favorite show or playing happily.

1.  Drink your favorite coffee drink.  You don’t have to head out to your favorite coffee shop and drop $4 on your favorite drink.  You can make one at home.  Just search Pinterest, and you’ll find plenty of ideas.

2.  Play a few games on the computer.  There are oodles of games built right into your computer like solitaire or mahjong.  Or, you can play online against others or yourself.  You can even increase the stakes by playing for money.  A site like galabingo.com is good for a few minutes of me time.

3.  Call a friend.  Nothing can help you recharge than catching up with an old friend.  Even 15 minutes on the phone can help you recharge and get ready to tackle the rest of your day.

4.  Read your favorite blog.  Do you have a favorite blog (or two)?  Take a few minutes to read them.  Even better if they are humorous and can make you laugh.  After all, laughter is a great stress reliever.

5.  Get silly with the kids.  Kids need to release steam sometimes, too.  Turn on some fun music and just dance around the room with them.  Be as silly as you can.  The kids will have fun and so will you.

Being a work at home mom is a hard day.  The best thing you can do for your family is make sure you take at least 15 minutes a day to take time for yourself and recharge.

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9 comments

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lisa August 9, 2013 - 11:30 am

I like to read and do crossword puzzles to relax. Just a few minutes without any noise. I even lie down each day for an hour.

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Athena August 9, 2013 - 4:44 pm

I work part time so I feel like a SAHM I dont work from home tho I do need to find ways to relax b.c I am always busy! I will keep these in mind!

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jessica antis August 9, 2013 - 4:55 pm

Thank you for your ideas on ways to relax I like to get one the computer and enter giveaways myself lol but I like the get silly with kids I try to do that as much as I can

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M.Clark August 10, 2013 - 9:55 pm

My favorite relaxation tip is tip number 1, instead of coffee I drink green tea.

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Kitty August 11, 2013 - 2:43 pm

I’m definitely guilty of number 2! Love computer games!

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Lanie August 12, 2013 - 1:09 am

It seems I am on my to do doing most of these. I definitely play games alot and enjoy coffee and teas. I should also take hot bubble baths more often too! 🙂

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Karen M. August 12, 2013 - 6:12 am

Sometimes I’ll coffee and play computer games to relax, but usually the world stops for me when I watch Y&R and B&B.

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Gigi - My Fab Fit Forties August 13, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Love these ideas – it’s very hard, especially when you work at home, to take a break…up early & before you know it, it’s way past midnight! It’s hard to turn off your brain sometimes and just take five, so thanks for the important reminder!

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Beanybopp September 8, 2013 - 2:19 pm

I love to read!! I can’t do it all the time since i read too fast and then I’m stuck reading (and waiting) on 3 different series like I am now!

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