When you’re on a budget, Moms need realistic relaxation tips and stress busters…it’s not like those Moms we see on TV…
Clearly you have many options for relieving your stress when you live on television. Let’s take a scene from Desperate Housewives or some reality TV show. Mom is stressed out, so she books a day at the spa or a weekend away with the gals. Or maybe she registers for a high-price and trendy yoga class, or simply washes the stress away with a cocktail. Oh, and don’t forget the shopping spree because there’s nothing like spending a bunch of money to get rid of all your worries.
But that’s not our reality, is it? In fact, it’s probably almost no one’s reality, so understand that you’re definitely not alone in wondering how those ladies do it.
In fact, none of the above mentioned are possible for the mom on the budget. And if you’re overworked, overextended and frazzled, overspending is no way to get yourself back on track. So banish that thought immediately.
So, what do you do if you don’t have a bunch of money to spare to have fun and relaxation?
Well, unless there are some serious issues, you don’t need expensive therapy and there’s no reason to shell out a bunch of cash for high-price exercise classes.
Have you heard the saying, “If mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy”? We mothers try to do everything for everyone else, often leaving ourselves feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. That stress, in turn, affects our loved ones…the very people we are living each day for.
Think about it. If you’re stressed out, worrying about all the things you have to do each day, it affects the kids. You rush them, you get impatient, and they start to feel that stress too. So even if you feel you can’t reduce your stress just for you, realize that when you’re stressed out, it negatively impacts those around you.
With that in mind, let’s get to our relaxation tips & stress-busters, and we’ll continue these in the weeks to come…
Relaxation Tip & Stress Buster #1: Be Positive and Express Gratitude
Each morning and throughout the day, remind yourself what you are grateful for. Whether it’s your children, your spouse, the roof over your head, or the food on your table, you have plenty to be thankful for. When you remember those little things, you have a much more positive outlook that takes you through the day.
Sometimes it’s hard to do, but when you start your day in a positive frame of mind and are thankful for the things you do have, it’s much easier to face what the day throws at you.
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie
Remember, gratitude and appreciation costs you absolutely nothing. In fact, staying positive makes you healthier, and probably means you’ll save a ton on Advil and other medications.
Take a moment each day to remember what you’re grateful for, and it makes just about everything else more bearable. You don’t even have to think about a budget when you focus within, and get to the heart of relaxation.
Relaxation Tips & Stress Busters for Moms on a Budget