Being a mom is rough. You spend so much time and energy worrying about your adorable kiddos that you hardly take any time to yourself. I mean, hiding in the bathroom to eat a fun size candy bar left over from Halloween only spares you about 45 seconds (or maybe that’s just the case in my household)…and it’s so NOT enough. So I am here to show you that there are so many small yet effective ways to become more “zen” in the everyday. These relaxation tips are pretty effortless and they will undoubtedly add some Namaste into your day.
This post is sponsored by Aroma Sense. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.
If you have missed this new adult coloring phase, I want to tell you two things: (1) You need to change the channel from Disney Junior and (2) break out of the house and head to bookstores such as the Book Bin or the adorable boutique One Strange Bird and browse the absolutely beautiful coloring books that are out there for adults. My personal favorite is Johanna Basford’s collections…and don’t forget to pick up some fancy markers or coloring pencils for “Mommy’s Use Only.” I love coloring alongside my boys—so cathartic and a nice (and quiet) way to bond with my boys.
Fitting in a workout seems to be a source of stress for so many people when it really doesn’t have to be. Lace up your shoes and find a way to get your heart rate up, whether it is taking the dog on a brisk walk, having a dance party with your kids (that is, until they are old enough to criticize your moves), or even committing to an actual workout program. Looking for some tested workout options that work for busy moms like me? Read these accounts.
Comparison truly is the thief of joy. That’s why we all really need to unplug and focus on the real, unfiltered “now” that is life. Some ways to help yourself kick your social media obsession? Wear a watch to keep track of the time instead of using your phone, set an alarm to allow yourself time to be active on social media, keep digital devices in a separate room from where you are trying to relax (especially the bedroom), and delete tempting apps like Facebook and Instagram if you find yourself checking them too often. But none of that applies to my blog—you should be reading that nonstop. Obviously. 😉
Take a mental break from reality and join someone else’s world through reading. No matter what genre you prefer, there are oh so many ways to immerse yourself in a tantalizing story and take a break from whatever is weighing down your mind. Need some book recommendations? Here you go.
Ok moms, admit it. Are you able to shower every single day? I’m not ashamed to say that I am not—especially when my boys are sick or my husband is out of town for work. I just don’t have the energy to shower when I know I will be interrupted constantly. That is, until I installed my Aroma Sense Opus Luxury Showerhead. Let me tell you, this is a shower game changer.
What makes the Aroma Sense Opus Luxury Showerhead so special? It combines aromatherapy along with raised water pressure so you are getting a natural scented massage every time you step into the shower. The showerhead gives off a light and pleasing scent thanks to natural lemon oil through the Vitamin C cartridge. The microfiber filter ensures that no contaminants, rust, or floating particles are released through the shower head, so you are left with a clean and refreshing shower experience that helps “wake up” even the most tired of parents.
Another reason why I love the Aroma Sense Opus? Because it has reduced our water bill in the short time that we have been using it. This ingenious showerhead somehow manages to reduce water consumption yet improve water pressure quality. How? I’m not sure if it is the O-ring, microfabric filter or what–all I know is that it helps our family be more eco friendly and make me not feel so guilty about spending an extra minute or two in the shower to escape reality. Do you want to know about the installation reality? It was easy peasy. So easy that I could have done it myself—but I had my husband do it and I didn’t even have to bark orders at him like I tend to do during home improvement projects.
I must admit that I feel like I am escaping to a spa every time I use the Aroma Sense Opus–or at least to one of the luxury hotels that utilize them, such as the Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and more. Do you want to feel like you are at a luxury hotel every time you step into the shower? Then this giveaway is for you! Simply comment with your FAVORITE WAY TO RELAX on this blog post before 1/11/16 at 10 p.m. CST to be entered to win a free Aroma Sense Opus Luxury Showerhead.
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Good luck and happy relaxing!
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