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How To Unwind After A Busy Day

Like many of us, my days seem to get busier and time goes on. I love being busy with work, but it is also managing C’s appointments and the ongoing battle we have been having to get her education.  Alongside that I have my parents who seem to think I can just sort everything out.  This on top of normal daily life of cooking and cleaning, can lead me to not being able to switch off in the evenings.

switching off

How To Switch Off

It took me a while to get to this point, but I now treat my work as a 9-5 job and switch my laptop off at 5, and do not work at weekends.  This works great most of the time, and means I have the evenings free.

Watching TV

watching tv

I love my soaps and watch them every day, plus my guilty secret of Married At First Sight is back on.  But to completely just zone out, I play games online.  I especially like cards games, like the ones we all used to play when computers became a thing.

Online Games

I recently found a site that has what my kids call old school card games. These games take me back to my childhood, and fond memories of sitting playing solitaire with my grandparents or watching them play. The site has 8 games in total with my favourites being



The classic game that everyone knows and loves, it can get quite addictive trying to beat the cards and get them all out.

Golf Solitaire

golf solitaire

One of my favourite games, I used to play when I was younger.  You put all cards down and then use the base card and move cards higher or lower from the pack.  Harder than normal solitaire

Tripeaks Solitaire

tripeaks solitaire

This is a game my granddad taught me when I was younger, alongside another solitaire game called clock which I have not played for years.



Another way, is to lose myself in a good book and read, there is nothing better than finding a book and wanting to read more and more.

How do you switch off in the evenings?

How To Unwind After A Busy Day


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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


  • ashleigh allan
    10 September 2021 at 8:38 am

    Good tips on unwinding – I need to do this!

    • admin
      10 September 2021 at 11:23 am

      I think it is something we all struggle with and it is about finding what works for you

  • Rhian Westbury
    13 September 2021 at 10:22 am

    I’ve been getting a little addicted to playing solitaire lately. Reading a book or watching TV usually work well for me x

    • admin
      13 September 2021 at 11:49 am

      It is an addictive game that you can get drawn into, we have binged watched the final series of Lucifer I am gutted it has finished


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