Looming deadlines on a big project? Dishes overflowing in the sink? Caillou’s theme song stuck in your head nonstop? (Oh, the humanity!)
We feel you mama.
It’s not easy to always be in go-mode. In fact, studies show that by giving yourself a break, you’ll actually come back to work and home life refreshed, upbeat, and more able to handle whatever life throws you.
(And we’re seriously hope it’s not throwing you a dirty diaper.) ?
Here are 3 easy ways you can find some serious relaxation. Exactly where you are. Right now.
Get some Headspace
Feel like your head’s about to explore with to-do list items and crying kids?
That’s right about when we whip out our Headspace app, for 10 minutes of Zen that are truly transformational.
The popular app is meditation made simple, 10 minutes of easy breathing exercises that have an amazing way of taking us from frazzled lady to mindful mama.
Just press play, and feel the stress float away.
Headspace, color us seriously impressed. (And grateful.)
Cost: $95/year. (Soo worth it)
A coloring book—for adults
The latest trend for busy parents?
Adult coloring books.
Grab your colored pencils or magic markers, mama. Light a candle. Put on some music that soothes you. And fill in the intricate patterns with sweeps of color—all designed to invoke a sense of peace and relaxation.
We don’t know why we didn’t think of it, but trust us, it works.
Happy coloring ?
Cost: Around $25 bucks for pencils and a book.
Get your Om at home.
Gaiam.com offers a huge array of yoga classes for every activity level and interest.
Shiva Rea’s postnatal yoga class is uniquely designed not only for recovery from childbirth—but also for the unique demands on your body as a new mama feeding, lifting and cuddling your baby.
The site features unlimited on-demand videos, with new yoga practices added daily.
Cost: $20/3 months or $95.40/year