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4 Tips To Help You De-Stress As A Busy Mum

As busy mums, our time seems to slip away a lot quicker than it did before.

Your time is so valuable. It’s time to set aside some time for you. To stop and breathe, to de-stress and fuel the soul.

Here are Rest&Quiet’s top four tips to help you de-stress as a busy mum so that you can show up daily as the best version of yourself.

 

As busy mums, our time seems to slip away a lot quicker than it did before.

Your time is so valuable. It’s time to set aside some time for you. To stop and breathe, to de-stress and fuel the soul.

Here are Rest&Quiet’s top four tips to help you de-stress as a busy mum so that you can show up daily as the best version of yourself.

1.  Have some time to yourself

 

Life as a busy mum can be chaotic. We’re often so busy thinking about others that we forget to think about ourselves.

Being so focused on our loved ones means that we can forget about our own passions and what makes us tick. In the process, this means that we can begin to lose a part of ourselves. This is why time alone is so important.

Having some time by yourself gives you a second to breathe, ignore the outside distractions and focus inward for a moment. This allows you to explore your sense of self, your sense of purpose and your sense of creativity.

In fact, a 2020 study showed that those who spent more time alone than those that didn’t were highly creative people. 

Creative, mindful tasks such as painting, writing or pottery are outlets that can give us a sense of achievement and satisfaction.

If you’re finding yourself feeling overwhelmed, mildly anxious or if you’re getting irritated over minor things, then it may be a good idea to have some time to yourself. Even if it’s a simple 20-minute stretch or a walk to get some fresh air. This, plus the support of Rest&Quiet’s Calm formula to help you restore and manage your inner calm. We can guarantee you’ll feel a lot better afterwards.

 

2. Journaling

 

This is a simple task that will certainly have a positive influence on your life. By writing down your thoughts and feelings – you’re able to stop and think for a second and articulate exactly how you are feeling inside.

Journaling is a task that promotes mental clarity. A stress-reducer that will do wonders for any feelings of anxiety.

As a meditative exercise, journaling is proven to have a positive impact on your psychological well-being. Not only that, but research suggests that it can even have an optimistic influence on your physical well-being too!

We can all be guilty of talking negatively to ourselves in our minds sometimes – but the simple task of writing down what you’re grateful for can turn this around quickly and positively influence your day in many ways.

Taking some time to stop and reflect is truly good for the soul. By putting pen to paper and jotting down your feelings as they arise, you’re able to do a big brain dump, address any problems, fears and concerns that you may have – and create a clear path to help you move forward.

Rest&Quiet’s Calm Pastilles in mixed berry contain 4 drops of the Calm Bach Flower formula in each pastille and are perfect to help you get into a calming state. Take one before your journaling session, take a breath and feel yourself drift into a state of calm.

 

3. Get moving to manage your stress

Exercising does wonders for your stress levels, literally. By reducing levels of the body’s stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, you’ll be certain to feel uplifted from those flowing endorphins and feel instantly less stressed.

Consistent findings show people report feeling calmer after only 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, and this calming effect can last for several hours after exercising. 

Through the production of feel-good neurotransmitters, this flow of endorphins will positively influence your day.

It’s important that you aim to find something you enjoy, as you’ll be more likely to involve this exercise in your daily routine.

So chuck on your favourite playlist to get yourself in the mood, something that uplifts you to attend that yoga session, go for that run & get your sweat on!

 

4.  Laugh!

 

Laughing is natures medicine! Not only will it boost your mood, but laughing has been proven to diminish pain and even strengthen your immune system.

By decreasing stress hormones in the body, and increasing infection-fighting antibodies – laughing can even improve your resistance to disease in the body. How incredible is that?!

Having a laugh will lessen your stress levels, lift your mood, and even improve your self-esteem.

So chuck on your favourite comedy, turn on a funny podcast or spend time with that funny friend whom you know will make you chuckle – because life’s far too short to be spending it stressed out!

 

5. Spend time with your pet

 

Here’s another natural stress reliever to add to the list. Did you know that spending time with animals can have a positive influence on our mental and physical health?

Studies show that simply petting a dog can lower our stress hormone cortisol – the same hormone that is lowered when we exercise!

Time spent with your pet will lower your heart rate, lower your blood pressure, and even decrease pain.

Interactions with animals can help to decrease loneliness, increase happiness, calm anxiety, ease social discomfort, and even reduce the emotional pain.

Rest&Quiet has also created calming remedies for dogs and all animals, which are available to help pets who are feeling uneasy. Make sure that your pets are feeling safe and at ease with our pet remedy.

 

So there we have it, there are four tips to help you de-stress as a busy mum. We hope you found that insightful and have taken away some tips that will help you juggle your life, to become a relaxed and happier version of yourself. You go, Mama!

 

References 

Cherry, K. (2021). How Important Is Time Alone For Mental Health? Very Well Mind. https://www.verywellmind.com/how-important-is-alone-time-for-mental-health-5184607

By Physio Team (2020). Exercise and Mood. Physio Fusion. https://physiofusion.co.nz/exercise-and-mood

 

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