Wednesday 26 January 2022

The most effective ways for mums to relax

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For mum’s around the world, it’s vitally important to monitor their health and well-being and make sure that any stressful moments don’t spiral out of control. It’s not uncommon for mum’s to feel stressed with family life and therefore find ways in which they can unwind from everything motherhood entails. In fact, it’s vitally important mum’s de-stress and switch off whenever necessary.


Ultimately, if a mother isn’t operating at her best and is feeling the strain, then it can effect vital things such as decision-making and potentially filter its way down onto the rest of your family. Everyone is different and relaxes in a variety of ways, but below is a look at some popular options which can help you feel relaxed and alleviate any pressure or tension in the process.


Go walking

Despite the winter weather setting in, going on a refreshing walk with a friend is a great way to feel reinvigorated. Walking helps clear the mind and will enable you to enter into a relaxation mode in the process, particularly if you’re able to locate a stunning location to walk through and immerse yourself in nature. Some studies have shown that people who regularly go on walks tend to be happier and more focused. Fresh air is good for us, after all.


Watch a movie or play a game

Whether you’re partial to the odd Netflix binge or enjoy sampling the odd mobile phone game, relaxing on the sofa with one of these entertainment options while the kids are in bed is a great way to unwind. Popular Netflix series at the moment include You, Squid Game and Sex Education, while the options on services such as Amazon Prime are Succession, The Grand Tour, and even some of the excellent documentaries on the platform. As for games, you might fancy getting in the festive spirit with a Christmas-themed slot game for real money, although there are a range of options available on both iOS and Android. Popular smartphone titles right now include Candy Crush Saga and Monument Valley, with both games offering a relaxing all-around gaming experience. Alternatively, reading a book is another solid option also.


Have a chat with a friend

Sometimes, when motherhood is feeling like it’s too much and you’re experiencing a bit of a down day, phoning a close friend for a chat is always a helpful option. After all, keeping things bottled up and not releasing your thoughts and frustrations is never recommended. Having an adult talk can do wonders for your stress levels, too, and enable you to take your mind off the everyday life stresses which are consuming your thoughts.


Book yourself in for a massage 



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Some people might prefer having a pamper session or getting their nails done - which is another great option - but having a professional massage is another sure-fire way of alleviating any stress. A massage can help with muscle tension, reduce stress hormones, aid relaxation, and help with any anxiety and stress which you might be experiencing.


Get baking

Baking is a soothing activity that can result in some incredibly tasty treats being produced in the process. You can do it alone when the kids are at school or on the weekend’s with your little ones and it’s an excellent way of providing comfort and giving you something to look forward to. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a tasty cake or a freshly baked loaf of bread?

Other options include joining a gym, taking up a new sport, starting a journal, gardening, listening to music, attending a comedy night, shopping, and knitting.

* In collaboration with ISF Media 


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