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How do you take some time just for your self to relax and decompress?

Posted by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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Being stressed out is a common complaint from moms - and it doesn't just affect our mindset and mood, but our physical health, too. In this episode, find out why it's so important to de-stress and get tips on working small chunks of "me time!" into even the busiest mom schedule.

You'll also find out the surprising way Sarah relaxes and regroups about 2 minutes into the video - it's not the typical bubble bath or glass of wine!


How do you take some time just for your self to relax and decompress?

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by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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LivinDeadGurl
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So busy lately, I am damned near falling asleep sitting up. I think a nap is in order.
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by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 9:34 PM

I do any of the following:

- curl up on the couch to a good movie

- curl up with a good book

- listen to music

- play video games

- go for a long drive alone

- take a hot bath

- yoga

- take a long walk alone

CoeyG
by on Jul. 3, 2012 at 9:47 PM

When Shannon was little I began our "slumber party" nights.  That was also the "day out with daddy" which came the next day.  Wherever daddy went Shannon went, all day.  She where certain items were in Lowes and Home Depot LOL.  She enjoyed watching tennis and raquet ball (her dad's favorite sports) and all day long I would sleep late, soak in a tub, super condition my hair, shave my legs, take a nap or two LOL.  Of course daddy didn't mind because once Shannon was in bed, daddy got his LOL

Charizma77
by Carissa on Jul. 3, 2012 at 9:58 PM
I go for a walk, alone!
TheJerseyGirl
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 5:55 AM

 I get up REALLY early and go online with my big pot of coffee...I go downstairs and get crafty....I go shopping alone....go work in the garden...have a drink on the deck as the sun goes down!

TheJerseyGirl
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 5:56 AM

When my day is really bad, I do all of them at the same time...lol! going crazy

TimeEnough4Love
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Things that I do to Relax:

- i take a few minutes to read a couple of pages of my book a couple of times during the day while my daughter is napping or busy playing.

- bubble bath with a glass of wine when the kiddo is down for the night.

- 5 minute stretch sessions energize me through out the day.

- My SO and i watch shows on Netflix or catch a movie off the On Demand. We make a date night to do it.

- Play a computer game for an hour at night when the kiddo is sleeping.

- We go outside to play. My daughter will toddle around to explore and I can read a book and still keep an eye on her. The fresh air and sunshine does both of us some good.

mamamiajk
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:58 AM

I used to love walking but unless I get a permit to carry it's just NOT safe! Saginaw was #4 I believe on the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.. So I love to put on one of my favorite CDs crank it up and either dance around the house or close my eyes and enjoy kicking back in my rocking chair

earthangel1967
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I do a lot of different things

Self Hypnosis (I'm certified but anyone can do it)

Prayer or meditation

long luxurious nap (i love dreaming)

Daydreaming

vegging out in front of tv

playing word games on my ipod touch or online

Playing game apps on my ipod touch that are themed to whatever season or holiday we are in

playing with and cuddling my oriental shorthair cat and my cockatiel bird LOTS of kisses

cafemomming

entering sweepstakes and blog giveaways

twitter parties

going for a scenic walk

swimming laps in the pool (our complex has indoor/outdoor pool so available all year around )

going on a date with my Todd

reading inspirational spiritual or motivational or self improvement books aloud with todd or to myself

Blinksssss YVONNE

snuggiewoogie
by on Jul. 4, 2012 at 8:35 PM

 I love to read quietly!

I love to Cafemom!

I love to talk a nice long walk alone with my dog!

I love to snack and eat goodies it makes me feel better! lol....

emtgirl885
by on Jul. 5, 2012 at 6:23 AM

- read a book

- go to the gym and workout for an hour or two

- watch movies/shows on Netflix

- write down my thoughts

- write letters to friends

- take a bubble bath

- bake/cook

- take a nap

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