25 Ways to Celebrate National Lazy Mom's Day
September 2nd is National Lazy Mom’s Day—the day when all moms everywhere should make an effort to relax… and feel good about it!
Not that you need a silly national holiday to take some time for yourself, but we all know—it’s never easy. So today, in celebration of America’s greatest holiday (grossly under-recognized, in our opinion!) we’ve pulled together 25 easy relaxation ideas for moms.
- Take a nice long soak in a hot bath. Classic, we know. But it works every time.
- Light an aromatic candle, and breathe… You know what they say— focusing on the breath is the key to relaxation.
- Enjoy a cup of hot tea.
- Get cozy in a warm blanket.
- Read a book. Believe it or not, British researchers found that reading a good book works even better and faster than other methods to calm your nerves, such as listening to music, going for a walk or settling down with a cup of tea.
- Take a power nap.
- Put on some tunes.
- Give yourself a massage.
- Write in your journal.
- Take a walk by yourself to think and breathe.
- Act like a kid. Don’t worry about what others might think; just allow yourself to be silly for a little bit. Do what you enjoyed doing as a child—spin a hoola hoop, build a sand castle, play a game or just dance.
- Close your eyes in the middle of the day—do nothing for two minutes.
- Watch a funny movie or your favorite show.
- Take the dog for her morning walk. Studies show that just 10 minutes of physical activity three times a day can noticeably improve your mood.
- Call a friend who makes you laugh.
- Daydream a little. The Well Mom recommends to “picture yourself in an elevator, happily sandwiched between two hot actors of your choice.”
- Sip on a glass of your favorite wine…
- Or whip up a yummy fall-themed cocktail to help you unwind.
- Snuggle with your pet.
- Do some fantasy online shopping.
- Catch up with friends on Facebook, or better yet, in person over lunch.
- Get a pedicure!
- Indulge in a few quiet minutes of scrapbooking.
- Have sex with your spouse. Like Elise’s MOM put it, “It’s the best way to stay fit, be healthy, and live happily.”