How to Relax After a Long Day
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, or you work 8 hours a day, every mom deserves to be able to relax after a long day. I know for me after I have taken care of my family the whole day, I am left exhausted. Sometimes I feel like I am on auto-piolet, going through the day paying very little attention to myself. It is so important that you pour into yourself so you can be a better wife, mother, friend, etc…
If you read my previous post (How to Make The Most of Your Mornings), I talked about how important it is for you to start the day for yourself. Well at the end of the day it’s important to take care of yourself as well. Relaxing after a long day is so important to help you get started for the next day. Here are a few tips that help me relax after my long day! I hope you find these tips helpful.
Take a Nice Long Bath
I know this is something you probably can’t do every day, but try to dedicate two days out of the week to take a long hot bath. I love turning the lights off and lighting candles to help me relax. You can use a bubble bath, bath bomb, and/or bath salts to really take it over the top. But when you cant take a bath, you can do the same thing for when you take a shower. For me, I will still turn the lights off and light a candle with a long nice hot shower. Something about either of those relaxes me so much!
Whether you put on your favorite mask, use your favorite Bath and Body Works product, or decide to paint your nails and toes, do something small just for yourself to make you feel beautiful. There is something about painted nails that make me feel really pretty. When I pour into myself physically, I really feel so much better mentally.
Watch Your Favorite Show
I don’t know about you but Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies, and PJ Mask are always playing in my background. It’s almost like it’s my kid’s world, and I’m just living in it haha. But when they go to sleep, I love turning on something that I love to watch. It feels so good to snuggle up in the covers watching something uninterrupted, it is the best feeling ever. I just finished watching YOU, and I enjoyed watching an adult show. I even love just watching Disney+ by myself. It’s something about a good Disney movie that takes me away and makes me leave all the stress of the day behind.
Write in a Journal
Journaling is not just for when you were a teenager. Journaling can be done at any point in your life. For me, I like journaling about the day. But I use my journal as my safe space, I don’t put anything negative in it. I try to keep my mind in a positive space and journal about what made me happy that day. I like to journal about my goals and wishes for the future. I also journal about my children and my love for them. Keeping my journal in a positive space really helps me to relax after a very stressful day.
When all else fails…get rest
Sometimes I just don’t realize how tired I am. So when I lay down for the day, I am usually out in minutes. Because you work so hard as moms, you really don’t realize how tired you are until it just hits you. When you feel this way, try to go to sleep early and just sleep.
I hope these five tips help you relax after a long day! You deserve to pour into yourself. Always remember that you matter and you deserve to take time to do things that makes you feel good!