Taking some time to relax is so important, but becoming a parent means that you truly understand why that time becomes precious. As a parent, relaxation time is few and far between, and most of the time you can’t be too sure as to when it’s going to end. So, it’s far more important to us to make sure that we make the time we have, even better. Whether the time you have being a soak in the bath, five minutes on the sofa, or a rare day out to do something without the kids in tow. So, we’re going to show you how you can make your precious relaxation time 10x better, no matter how long you’ve got to spare. Hopefully you have a few minutes to sit back and relax, and have a read of this post we’ve put together for you!
When Time Is Short
As a parent, time to yourself is often going to be short, so sticking to something that you can do in no amount of time at all is essential. In our opinion, this is taking the time to simply do nothing. Actually doing nothing is something we generally never take pleasure in, because our minds are racing with the million other things that we think we should be doing. So, to relax, we think you should make yourself a good cup of tea, put your feet up, and just try and think about nothing for a few minutes. You might also like the idea of trying out a new tea that will help you to relax just that little bit more, purify your body and mind, and just switch it up a little bit from the standard teas we know and love. One you could try, is da hong pao. A special kind of tea that is sourced from the wiyu mountains, and can only be bought online by you and I. Trying something different like this often refreshes the mind.
When You Have A Little Bit Longer
For those precious times when you do have a little bit longer, don’t fill the time with house work that you think you should be doing, like all moms seem to do! Simply run yourself a bath, source some candles and fill the room, and find a book to read. If you don’t have one, you can usually get free trials by signing up to apps like Kindle or Audible, meaning you’ll get books to read or listen to for free. Even if this is just half an hour, it switches your mind off, and allows you to truly relax. The most you’ll focus on is the words you’re reading on the page, and that will become bliss to you.
Helping You To Feel Generally More Relaxed
Feeling generally more relaxed is so important as a parent, because it’s so easy for the stress levels to become so high and out of control. So to feel generally more relaxed, we’d recommend trying meditation. Some people find the concept silly, but at the end of the day when the kids are all in bed, meditation can be that escape that you need. It may be hard to master, but it’s a great way of clearing the mind, allowing you to wake up fresh.
What are your top tips on how to switch off? Let me know in the comments below.