My credit card number was just stolen while I am in the middle of a #90DayRoadTrip alone with four boys. Let’s just stop and consider how incredibly stressful that situation is for a person. Alone with no money in a city far from home and with four children who choose that exact day to completely misbehave. I need a redo and stat! So, that got me to thinking. What are some free things that moms can do to de-stress everyday, because I know we all have our own laundry list of burdens to bare.
1. Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset
Get the kids occupied, or better yet, take them into the backyard or local park with you and lay back on the grass to enjoy a beautiful sunset. There is nothing better than a watercolor painted sky to relax me and put me at ease.
2. Make Yourself a Soothing Cup of Tea
I swear to you that hot tea has some sort of magical properties. A freshly brewed cup of tea instantly de-stresses me. I can feel my cares melt away with every sip.
3. Take a Hot Bath
We are camping a lot on our road trips, but when we finally get to a hotel stop, one of my favorite things to do it take a hot bath and soak away my stress. The kids get to watch some TV, and I get to breathe in some aromatherapy scents and drift away from reality for a bit.
4. Grab a Book
Sometimes the best recipe for relieving stress is taking a break from it. Diving into a favorite book can help you get involved in a different story line for a short time, so that you can escape a stressful situation for a bit.
5. Enjoy a Treat
I normally don’t condone eating away your feelings, but enjoying a special treat once in a while it a great way to de-stress. That doesn’t mean you should run for a whole tub of Chunky Monkey, but a dark chocolate square once in a while can work wonders on your mood.
6. Turn up the Tunes
Music is one of my favorite ways to relieve stress. When I am driving in the car and hit some stressful traffic, the tunes are the first thing I turn to. Blasting my favorite songs instantly soothes me and puts me in a better mood.
7. Enjoy a Fun Online Game
We have all seen Facebook games and have our favorite apps. Enjoying a fun online game is both free and fun. A fun Facebook app that I enjoy is DoubleDown Casino, they are free to play everyday, and I was given 1 million free chips the first time I played, and every day I can come back and spin the daily wheel to earn more free chips to play with.
I love that they offer a full casino experience that includes a full range of games including the most popular one, the slots. There is also Blackjack and Bingo, two other of my favorite games to play to help relieve stress. You don’t have to be an expert to play, and your friends can play online with you.
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