Stress Relief

Brandy - posted on 10/14/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I am finding myself on-edge alot lately. Does anyone have any good stress-relieving tips for somebody who has virtually no time to herself and nobody to help her get that time??

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drop a few lavender essential oil drops at the bottom of your shower. Add sea salt to your body soap and exfoliate your whole body. It will get rid of the dead skin and toxins and will help reduce the stress a bit. Breathing techniques work well. I also found that self-hypnosis is very efficient in stress relief. You can look it up on google and even you tube.

Watch what you eat as well. Junk food, too much fat, salt, not enough water, etc contribute to stress. Exercise if you can. Even a run around the block will release some of the stress

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Brandy - posted on 11/07/2010

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try doing things with your child that might make you relaxed like walking, swimming, driving around aimlessly, riding a bike, making a mess with pudding finger paint or shaving cream etc... give yourself some alone time during naps or even if you have to put your child in a safe place and give yourself a time out.

Charlie - posted on 10/31/2010

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I dont know Meghan , i think sex is the ultimate stress relief !

Riana - posted on 10/23/2010

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laughing with the kids helps for me or even just lying in bed in the mornings or evening cuddling them, tickling them, we usually end up in fits of giggles that makes you think maybe life is worth while after all.

Charlie - posted on 10/20/2010

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For me the ocean and a good workout help me relax and listening to your fave music on full ball or a long hot bath with a good book , some candles and a glass of wine once the kids are in bed .

JuLeah - posted on 10/17/2010

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Enough sleep (at least 8 hours) enough water (8 glasses) no coffee or sugar - Eat fresh foods, raw when possible - turn your music up loud when in the car and sign at the top of your lungs - work out when you can, even if it is just a few jumping jacks or running in place ..... read funny books before you go to sleep ... dance with your kids, make silly faces with them and see who cracks up first

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Going for walks with my little one helped me so long as it was away from where I live to 'get away' for an hour or so! I also do choi kwang do and my little one has always come with me and now attends his own class!
Good luck with finding something that works for you.

Kate - posted on 10/15/2010

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reading books before you go bed... easy reads, that don't require too much thought, but are fun and entertaining... whatever genre you enjoy... :-)

or just taking the time to go for a walk and not put pressure on yourself to do other things... even if it is WITH the kids... just programming it into the timetable :-) and sit in the park and watch them play on the playground.... and don't worry about things...

if you can :-)

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Play some relaxing music, get some lavendar oil, breathe deeply... these are some stress relieving techniques that may help.

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