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5 Ways to Unwind as a Busy Mom

As a busy mom, when was the last time you took some time for yourself? A few minutes or hours of solitude. As moms, we are tasked with taking care of everyone and sometimes we forget to take time for ourselves. So whether you’re a working mom, stay at home mom, or a single mom, we all need some time to unwind. You’re no good to anyone if you’re running on empty. It doesn’t have to be a weekend away although that would be nice, it’s could be as simple as adopting one of these five effective ways to unwind as a busy mom.
5 Ways to Unwind as a Busy Mom
I know it’s not easy, my husband is often the one that nudges me to take some time for myself. At first, I resist but when all is said and done; I’m always glad I heed his advice.

Ways to Unwind as a Busy Mom

  1. Brunch with family/friends. Be social, go out with the people you love and have some fun. Share a few laughs while enjoying a meal at your favorite spot. Don’t have time for a full meal, meet up for happy hour. Sometimes meeting up with friends/family for a few hours is all that’s needed to reset.
  2. Unwind with a good book/magazine. Pour yourself a glass of wine, coffee or tea and cuddle up with a good book or magazine. Stimulate your mind. By stimulating your mind it takes attention away from the anxiety of a busy schedule.
  3. Practice self-care. Self-care could be facial, mani/pedi or massage. The goal is to make yourself a priority. You can start by treating yourself to a quick facial. Using a few pantry staples, you can whip up a facial scrub that will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time. Try this quick homemade facial scrub.
  4. Exercise. Exercise is a known stress-reducer and an instant mood booster. No one leaves the gym feeling sad. After a workout, I usually feel energized pumped and ready to take on the world. Not a fan of exercise, then go for a walk. Try your hand at Yoga. Yoga has been known to be instrumental in relieving stress.
  5. Binge watch your favorite shows. If time alone is what you crave, taking a few hours off to watch your favorite show could be of benefit to you. If you have Verizon FiOS on-demand you can watch new release while they’re still in the theater. Don’t care for a movie,  Verizon FiOS has specific channels dedicated to music and concerts.

Bonus tip, take some time to do something you enjoy. I know it isn’t often easy to take some time off but sometimes it’s necessary. Don’t have someone to watch the kids, make a trade with a fellow mom. She watches your kids and you do the same for her. Hope these tips help you on your journey in living a well-balanced life.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Verizon FiOS 

Kira is the founder of award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. Prior to launching The Afropolitan Mom, she was a marketing executive in the technology industry. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two kids. When she's not on carpool duty or scrolling through Insta, she spends time adding items to her shopping cart while binge-watching shows on Netflix!

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