A moment of calm to de-stress

*I was kindly sent products to review for this post, sharing how I find a moment of calm or two each day, as a busy working mum, but all words are my own*

My life is somewhat busy and mostly crazy, and as a full time working mum, who also home schools there are very definitely moments where I think that life can’t throw much more at me. I need to find moments for me. A moment every now of calm and help me de-stress.

It isn’t easy finding time or space to look after me, but I know that if I don’t then I start to drop all the plates I am spinning and I can’t look after everyone else who is looking to me to keep it all together.

So, I have to make little moments, as my tweenager puts it to “find my inner zen and chill”. Even if it’s just a few minutes alone, it helps.

There are a few things I do to make sure that my little moments are maximised and that I benefit from them.

I make sure that I am not disturbed. This can be hard, but can be done and this is when I teach my kids about self-care too. I will make sure my son has something that is keeping him busy and that doesn’t need my input, and I set a timer and tell him that unless it’s urgent, he needs to not disturb me. I usually aim for twenty minutes. He is good at sticking to this although he does watch the timer and sticks to it precisely.

I turn everything that can disturb or distract me off. Phone, laptop etc.

I put on some music I like to listen to, or a podcast that I know I will enjoy and relax to.

I either try and lie down on my bed, if I am at home, or I will sit in my chair in my office with the door shut so no one comes in.

I turn the lights down low so it feels less busy.

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A moment of calm to de-stress

Just taking those few moments to focus, breathe, try and relax and find some calm, enjoying some music and absorbing some relaxing aromatherapy really helps me to feel like I can manage what life throws at me. It’s not always possible for me to do this every day, but I try to make sure I do grab some moments each week to center myself. I find life a lot harder if I don’t.

What little things do you do to bring a moment of calm to help you breathe and cope with what life throws at you?

Posted in Mental Health and tagged finding a moment of calm, looking after yourself, mental-health, self care.

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