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Stress Relief For The Hard Working Mom: The Most Popular Ways to Spend Your “Mommy Me-Time”

The labor that comes with motherhood is no small burden to bear. It’s an admirable thing to be able to love and serve ceaselessly with the fervor of a devout sentinel. Yet, we, mothers are only human. Much like a muscle that’s constantly strained, people, too, become tired and if they’re pushed beyond their limits, they break.

Modern mothers aren’t just full-time homemakers. No, these unsung heroes now work jobs too. And the stresses they go through are not to be overlooked. With this added workload, it’s easy to assume that modern mothers are more likely to experience burnout than mothers of the previous generations.

Which is why it’s paramount to know how exactly one should spend time to rest and recuperate. Fortunately, there are a multitude of ways to choose from. These are some of the most popular options:

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Therapy
Stress will eventually manifest itself in physical pain if left to develop. One can, therefore, surmise that it works both ways. Mental and Physical health go hand in hand and two of the most popular ways to ease your mind through physical remedies is through massage therapy, which helps improve blood circulation and facilitates muscle relaxation and chiropractic treatment, which helps improve and maintain range of motion as well as correct any spinal misalignments.
It is, however, important to note that the degree to which massage and chiropractic therapy alleviate your stress depend highly upon the skill of your massage therapist or chiropractor.

Meditation and Yoga
Who knew that by simply regulating your breathing, you’d already be able to find calm in a storm? Meditation and yoga may both have spiritual roots, but their physical effects cannot be denied. Yoga, in particular, helps maintain flexibility and it also helps with the development of muscle control.

Hot Bubble Bath
There is a certain comfort found in warmth and exotic aromas. A hot, aromatic bubble bath is another great way to escape the stresses of the daily grind. The aroma and the sensation from the oils and bubbles are bound to help ease your psyche. Treat yourself, girlfriend.

Shopping
Retail therapy, they like to call it. Being able to buy what you want when you want it sends a strong message to yourself that you’re a capable woman and it makes your job seem less of a chore and more of a reward system. Owning something new can bring a little bit of spice in your life. It could be a new pair of shoes, a new dress, or a new bag. Or, if you really want, you can get yourself all three.

Reading
There’s nothing on this list that’s more simple, yet so effective as sitting on your favorite chair with a cup of your favorite drink of choice and taking a trip to a different world, a different time via a good book. There’s just a unique sense of serenity in getting lost in a story and imagining a different world.

About the Author

Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has three daughters, ages 16,13,7 and a son who is 4. They currently reside in Texas.

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