Some simple ways busy mums can de-stress
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Life can be crazy, particularly for any busy mothers out there. Whether you’re juggling your duty as a mum with your professional life or you’re at your wits end after a day exploring a local castle, being a mum can be tough and, on occasions, stressful. It happens to every mum. 

That’s why, though, it’s more important than ever before that mother’s look after both their physical and mental health with some simple activities which can alleviate stress and get them prepared to go again the next day. It can certainly be easier said than done on occasions, particularly if your little one is struggling to sleep during your ideal downtime in the evenings or life events get in the way, but should you find yourself with a moment or two to spare, it’s vitally important to focus on you, your needs, and switch off from any stress that might be setting in. Below is a look at some beneficial ways you can do exactly that. 

Get some fresh air 

Whether it’s by sitting in the garden with a cup of tea or walking in a local park with a friend, staying active and getting some fresh air with a solid walking session is always a great way of switching off from the craziness which can occur in day-to-day life. You can not only stretch your legs and feel good about yourself, but it enables you to immerse yourself in nature. With the winter weather setting in, some fresh air is a great way to feel refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Enjoy a special treat that’s just for you 

A sure-fire way to get rid of any stress is by eating something you enjoy while relaxing in a cosy chair with a book, perhaps. Whether it’s dark chocolate or your favourite tub on vanilla ice-cream, indulging in your favourite sweet treat is a great way to have a small but guilt-free way of getting your mood back on track. 

Watch a movie or play a game 

When everything around you is getting too much, it’s the perfect opportunity to transport yourself away into another world in the shape of a movie or a game. For example, some busy mums love turning to classics such as The Parent Trap or Bridget Jones’s Diary if they’re in need of a laugh. Alternatively, maybe a more action-packed offering in the shape of The Matrix or The Dark Knight is more your bag. Alongside a movie, mothers around the world are enjoying gaming on a smartphone too. Popular titles include Candy Crush Saga, bingo games or live dealer casino games from a reputable UK provider, and immersive exploration titles like Pokemon Go. The options are certainly comprehensive. Putting on your favourite music is a great additional option also. 

Take a power nap 

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You might not realise it, but sometimes stress can be down to a lack of sleep. In order to recharge your mind and feel rejuvenated, consider adding a daily nap into your routine, even if it’s just for 15 or 20 minutes a day. Even if you don’t manage to fall asleep, enjoying a quiet rest for a few minutes can certainly help you feel better.

Do something with someone 

Sometimes a change of scenery with a close friend might be necessary. It can be a catch-up over a coffee or an evening at the theatre, either way, getting out of the house and socialising with friends and family is an important thing to do. You aren’t trapped indoors, remember. 

Other options include redecorating your house, doing a ten-minute workout, baking, and freshening up your hair and face. 

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