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Blogtober 2020 – 10 Tips To Help You Relax

We are into day 10 of Blogtober 2020, and todays theme is relax.  This is something we seem to keep forgetting to do.

One thing we are all guilty of is not relaxing enough.  If like me you are always thinking of things you need to do, running around after others, or just keeping on top of everything.  You need to stop and take a break and relax.

white teacup filled with coffee

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Tips to help us relax

1. Take a break

Put some music on and lay down or sit in a comfortable chair. Put your phone on silent and just enjoy the music.

2. Essential oils

Essential oils can really help you relax and unwind, whether it is in a diffuser, nasal inahlers or scented candles even. They really can help us to relax and unwind

3. Go for a walk

Fresh air is a great way to clear the mind, unwind and clear your mind.

4. Meet friends

Arrange to catch up with friends or family for a quick coffee break, lunch or evening out.  Getting out and having a good catch up and a laugh does great things for our well being.

5. Pamper yourself

Give yourself a pamper session, whether it is painting your nails, having a nice long bubble bath, giving your hair a treatment.  Giving yourself some self love always makes you feel much more relaxed.

6. Read a book

Let yourself be transported from real life and transported into a good book.

7. Baking

If I am stressed I love to bake, depending on how stressed it will be cakes or cookies.  If I really need to destress I make bread and take it out on the dough.

8. Watch TV

person holding remote pointing at TV

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Once dinner is served I will sit down and watch TV, I love my soaps so always look forward to catching up on the latest goings on.  Or watch a Netflix box set or a good film

9. Sing a long

During the day I love to put music on and sing along, my family are not fans but always puts a smile on my face.

10. Have a family day

Spending time with my family is something I love, whether it is playing a game on a wet and miserable afternoon, going for a family walk or a fun day out.  You will look back at the fun and happy memories for a long time.

How do you relax? Can you add any more relaxation tips?

Blogtober 2020 - 10 Tips To Help You Relax


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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Anna
    10th October 2020 at 10:09 am

    You have some great ideas here!

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:37 am

      Thank you x

  • Jo - Tea and Cake for the Soul
    10th October 2020 at 10:14 am

    I’m with you on all of those. Hope you have a relaxing day.

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:37 am

      Thank you, we all need to remember to look after ourselves as well x

  • Kim Carberry
    10th October 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Over the past few months I have made more time for me to relax, it has been needed. I love a soak in the bath or to have an hour playing a game on my computer x

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:36 am

      I do play games as well, it helps me switch off and clear my mind x

  • Jupiter Hadley
    10th October 2020 at 3:39 pm

    A good face mask is always good!

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:35 am

      I do love a good face mask and always have some to hand

      • Kelly
        14th October 2020 at 7:33 pm

        Reading is a good one for me, tea, fluffy blanket and a book and I’m happy!

        • admin
          15th October 2020 at 8:57 am

          Me too

  • Dana
    10th October 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Great tip, I need to watch some tv! sending love xx

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:33 am

      Tv is a great way that I find to relax espcially after a stressful day

  • Madeline Littlejohns
    11th October 2020 at 11:54 am

    So many lovely ideas on this list! Heading out for a walk and curling up with Netflix are right up there at the top of my list of things to do to help me relax! x

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:31 am

      We often forget how to give ourselves a bit of tlc I do love my Netflix

  • Mighty Mum Club
    12th October 2020 at 12:05 am

    These are fab tips, some that I really need to push myself to do!

    • admin
      12th October 2020 at 10:27 am

      Sometimes we need a little reminder to be good to ourselves x


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