3 Ways We Can Relax and Recharge
Summer. It begins with those long awaited full days of sunshine that last until 10 pm. We’re soaking in every ounce of Vitamin D that we can, knowing what is coming in just a few short months.
We plan play dates, go to the zoo, take spontaneous trips to the ice cream parlor, stay up way too late catching lightening bugs, and if we’re lucky we even manage to take a family vacation.
And then it hits us. Those long awaited, lazy, hazy days of summer start to catch up with us. And WE.ARE.TIRED. And the next thing we know, we’re walking through Walmart and all of the school supplies are out….ALREADY!! And that same feeling we would get as children passing by those school supplies resurfaces as adults. BUT – before we give in to what’s soon to come and start planning and organizing for our back-to-school (back-to-crazy) life again, let’s talk about a few ways we can recharge as mommas and squeeze in a little relaxation before we dust off our superhero capes that we’ve tucked neatly into our closets.
1) Start an exercise routine. Ok, before you click off this post, hear me out. If we get ourselves into the habit NOW, then it will be soooo much easier when things start to get crazy again. I’m not saying we have to start running 10 miles each day or hit the CrossFit gym for 2 hours a day. But setting aside some time to get just a little exercise in will give us all the extra energy we need to get through our days and reduce stress. Also, essential oils can be a real benefit while working out. Check out these 5 oils that are amazing to use during those workouts!
2) Schedule something that’s special for yourself. In the phase of life I’m currently in with older kids it is easier for me to leave the house and not worry about finding a babysitter. BUT if you aren't in that stage yourself, if you can arrange some time to have someone help with the kids while you take just a couple of hours to treat yourself to a pedicure, then DO IT! And if that doesn’t work for your budget, arrange some time in your day when the kids are napping and draw an amazing bubble bath, relax, and read a good book. My favorite thing to do is use the Young Living Bath Bombs while I’m soaking. They are fabulous!
3) Start a prayer time/journal time routine. Spending alone time with God every single day is so life-giving. It can literally change your entire day and outlook of what’s to come. You know how I know that? Because I’ve tried it WITHOUT – and it doesn’t work. This looks different for everyone. But for me, I LOVE getting my journal out and just writing down every person, need and praise that comes to my mind. He listens no matter what our method of being in relationship with him looks like!
Enjoy each moment! And don’t forget to take care of yourselves! This momming thing isn’t always easy, but it’s full of great rewards no matter WHAT season we are in!
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