The holidays are an exciting and often hectic time that can leave you feeling out-of-sorts. Moms, especially, experience this phenomenon due to the constant juggling act required during the holidays. Now that they’re over, it’s important to take some time to rest and recover. Here are a few ways you can do just that.
Getting your body into certain poses helps relax your muscles and increase circulation. Restorative yoga is an especially good choice for those who are feeling drained after the holiday season as it involves very gentle stretching and holding poses in order to restore energy levels. A restorative yoga routine can be done in as little as 10 minutes, so there’s no excuse not to give it a try.
Read a Good Book
Reading a great book is one of life’s simplest pleasures, but with all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, most moms don’t get much time to indulge in this pastime. Now is your chance! Curl up on the couch with a cozy blanket, some hot cocoa, and your favorite book (or even one you’ve been wanting to read). Just 15 minutes of reading can help you relax and feel calmer while also giving your brain a break from all of life’s stressors.
Take Time for Self Care
Self-care looks different for everyone but could involve anything from taking an Epsom salt bath or getting a massage to going for a walk or journaling about something positive you experienced over the holidays. Whatever makes you feel happy and relaxed is what counts. If you’re short on ideas, there are plenty of self-care resources available online.
It’s no secret that the winter months can wreak havoc on your skin. Combat this by pampering yourself with a facial. Not only will you relax, but your skin will thank you for it too. Plus, there are many facials available today that can be done at home, so you don’t even need to leave the house to enjoy the benefits of this luxurious activity.
Dedicate Time For Yourself
One of the best ways to rest and recover after the holidays is to dedicate some time just for yourself. Whether it’s 15 minutes each day or an entire afternoon, take some moments to do something solely for you without any interruptions. This could mean going for a walk or even going on a shopping spree to treat yourself.
Take a Rest Day
Finally, don’t forget to take a day off from your usual routine for some much-needed rest and recovery. Whether it’s sleeping in or simply taking a leisurely afternoon stroll, make sure that you give yourself permission to relax and recharge. That way, you can be ready to tackle the new year with renewed vigor.
The holiday season is over and now it’s time to take care of yourself. Whether it’s through restorative yoga, picking up a good book, or engaging in some form of self-care—make sure you carve out some “me” time before jumping back into all your regular day-to-day activities. With proper rest and relaxation, moms will be able to kickstart 2023 feeling refreshed and ready for whatever comes their way.
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