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10 Healthy Ways to Relax and Unwind

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No matter what you do or who you are stress is a part of life. Self-care is important to help you recharge after long stressful days working, taking care of kids, or both.

Why is it important to relax?

Relaxation helps encourage a healthy mind and body. With the buildup of stress tension can cause all sort of medical complications including tension headaches, digestive problems, and more.

Here are some great ways to help you relax and unwind, relieving stress and tension:


Journaling is a wonderful way to get out your emotions, anger, sadness, fears, without perhaps telling someone in person. It can be hard to explain to someone directly how they may have hurt you but journaling allows you to get those hurt feelings out so you can move on from the pain. Here are some great journal prompts.

Look at the day’s wins

It can be easy to look at all the negative that may have happened any given day. Not everything will go well. Not everything will go smoothly but was it all bad? What is a success? Count all of your wins for the day and remember the positive moments.

Get clear what you need to do

There are so many things to do. Personally, as a work at home mom, the list each day is extensive. Without a list and looking at priorities it would be more overwhelming. Free printable to do list.

Create a bedtime ritual

Creating a bedtime ritual is mentioned over and over again when it comes to parenting. Having your kids on a bedtime ritual helps them start to relax at the end of the day and helps them sleep throughout the night. The perks of a bedtime ritual are the same for you. Find a ritual that relaxes you and helps you fall asleep soundly at a reasonable time. Here’s a wonderful post about evening habits.


Don’t take everything seriously. Get outside. Play. Do something fun for you.

Take a catnap

Taking a quick catnap can help refresh you to continue the day. Catch up on a little bit of lost sleep throughout the night.

Get some sun

The winter months can be hard on many, especially if you have Seasonal Affective Disorder. The sun with limited exposure can have many health benefits including stronger bones, better sleep, improved mood, and a healthier immune system. If you’re feeling down, especially after a long day inside or under a cloudy sky, try to find a way to get out in the sun for a short period.

Spend time alone

Spending time alone after long days around people can be a great way to recharge for the next day. It’ll give you time to think, explore your interests, boost creativity, improve mental health, boost self-esteem, and increase emotional intelligence.

Talk to a friend

Having trusted friends can help you improve your help and self-esteem. Being able to talk to someone can help you gain perspective on a situation and release tension.


Do you love to write? Do you love to have a creative outlet? Blogging can be a great way to be creative, write based off situations you have arising on a daily basis, and work through stressful situations.

How do you like to relax and unwind at the end of the day?



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  1. Love love love these! Seriously, these are amazing and so necessary. You can’t pour from an empty cup!

  2. It is good to have ways to unwind. As a mom, the day can be stressful, and it is nice to have some time to recharge.

  3. Very timely! Well, I get to do 4 of those that are listed above. I should consider doing all the rest pretty soon especially getting some sun! 🙂

  4. Im definitely enjoying my alone time much more. I feel that once I started blogging it gave me a sense of relief. It’s a place where I can vent uncontrollably without feeling judged. Thanks for sharing your tips.

  5. I love these ideas! I need to reflect on the day’s wins more. I too often get stuck on what is left to be done.

  6. It really depends on the person. Yesterday I felt overwhelmed, and frustrated. I turned off my computer, turned off all my notifications on my phone (except for my emergency settings), and turned on the tv. I needed some tv time, and afterward, it felt great. It was just a day where I needed to take my mind off all other things, and this is what I could tell I needed. I tend to be under a lot of stress, quite often, and in each stressful situation, I find that what helps me relax at those times is always different, it’s never just the same relaxation technique for me. It’s just whatever I need at that particular stressful moment in my life. Sometimes it’s tv, sometimes it’s cleaning, sometimes it’s cooking, sometimes its reading.

  7. Thank you for sharing these tips to relax. Being pregnant, I try my best to take a quick nap when I can. I’m going to try incorporating some of these other things.

  8. I agree with all of these! Great list!!

  9. Monica says:

    Love all these ideas. I personally love to blog as my outlet to unwind! 🙂

  10. Getting creative really helps me. Even if it is arts and crafts with the kids, it helps

  11. […] 10 Healthy Ways to Relax and Unwind […]

    1. These are great tips. I read books, write poems and listen music give myself some rest. Thank you for sharing these points.

  12. Love your ways of relaxing and unwinding. It’s so important and becomes even more important when we’re parents. We need to recharge to be able to function well again. Sometimes a glass of wine or a cup of tea and a movie is a great way to relax and unwind. Feed your soul!

  13. Lourdes says:

    Blogging and catnaps are my new thing lately. It really does help.

  14. blogging is def my most relaxing, creative outlet!

  15. I use journaling and naps quite often to rest my brain and reset. It’s nice to be able to just take small breaks here and there.

  16. These are great ways to keep some time to my body and mind. I go outside and take long walk for relaxation.

  17. Love this! Love my chill time!

  18. Monica Villa says:

    These are all such great tips ! Love having some time to relax and unwind and it’s so needed

  19. These are all great reminders. I know I need to do more relaxing than right before bed when, most days, I’m too tired to even enjoy it.

  20. I love all of these ways to unwind! I rotate them often. I notice when I do something from this list every day it makes such a difference on my spirit.

  21. These are some great tips. I sometimes feel lost and get confused in taking decision. I’ll follow all tour guidance.

  22. I need some sun and lots of nap!! Mommies need some time too.

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