Tuesday 10

Tuesday 10

Tuesday-10

This Week for Tuesday 10 I’d like to share…

Ten Ways I relax.

Maybe you do some of these yourself or you may find something helpful as well.

Sleep in late – I am always getting up early, even on the weekend and I can’t take naps unless I am sick.  It’s been that way for as long as I can remember, so when I am feeling a little stressed I sleep in later and just relax in the bed.

Eat Chocolate – This is why I always have a piece of chocolate stashed away somewhere it just helps me relax and settle my nerves.  Chocolate makes everyone feel better.

Chocolate bar compilation

Chocolate bar compilation (Photo credit: captcreate)

Read – reading a good book is like an escape and when I’m so caught up in a book I don’t think about my own surrounding and what’s going on with me.  Reading helps a lot.  My current read is The 5 Love Languages of Children, UnGlued Devotional and At The Feet of Jesus Devotional.

Take a Walk – talking a nice walk helps me clear my head especially if I am alone but even with my children I still get to unwind a little.

Listen to Music – music is another great way to escape from all that’s going on and just get a break.

IPod Nano

IPod Nano (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Call my mom – Most of my siblings and I are very close to our mom.  She is probably always the first person we call when anything is going on with us.  So sometimes I call her when I am stressed and can’t talk to anyone else.  Imagine how hard it was when she had her stroke and lost her memory.

Deep Breathing – taking a deep breathe can go a very long way is helping you relax even if it’s very short lived.  Just keep taking those deep breaths.

Enjoy some family time – while my family may be the reason I need to relax, they are also great for helping me relax and take some time.  Just last week we had and dance contest and had so much fun just dancing and laughing.  Oh check out our uncut “Harlem Shake” video.

We really need to learn how to cut, edit and create videos but we had so much fun and that was the point of it all.

Take a long bath – taking a nice warm bath is the best thing that you can do when you need to relax.  Just make sure you have the bathroom all to yourself.

Baking – My family lived in NC briefly and after the birth of my second child I got postpartum depression.  My husband was working and I was home with the kids and since I didn’t know any one in the area the baby blues just took me over.  Baking was what I used to help me smile and relax.  Trying new recipes and baking goodies for others brought a smile to my face.  I still love baking check out some of the goodies I’ve made.

Mindy-10

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida Stephens

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

signature
About Nickida Stephens

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

Comments

  1. The long bath is my favorite..but the others are really good and important, too.

  2. I have been really enjoying my long baths lately. Moving is REALLY stressing me out. I’m going to miss my soaker tub.

  3. Deep breathing or going for a walk usually helps me to relax. Great list!

  4. I absolutely love baking! Plus the results are the best. :)

  5. Great reminders!! I need to step away and unplug. Can’t wait for the weekend~!~

  6. I haven’t read a book since I had my first son, almost two years ago. It’s sad. But hopefully I will get into that soon. Also, taking a nice long bath sounds so relaxing!

Speak Your Mind

*