My goal for March was to relax and when the month started I realized that I didn’t really know how to do that. I constantly felt like I was on the go and that to-do lists and chores were always looming over my head. So I decided to try some new strategies to help me relax, here is what worked.
- Listening to more music. I’ve always just enjoyed turning on my favorite songs, they put me in a great mood and turning the music up and singing along is a great way to relieve some stress. This month I made a conscious effort to turn on our stereo more. Jack and I listened to the Disney Pandora station a lot and I listened to the DMB station. Some days need a soundtrack and background music just makes things better.
- If I had to find one single thing that helped me feel more relaxed it would be getting up earlier. By having some “me” time at the beginning of the day I was able to get some things done and just have the quiet time I desperately need. There have been days where getting out of bed is hard but getting up early really has made my life much happier.
- No chores after 8 has worked as well and was a lot easier than I thought, though some days by stopping chores at 8 meant that I had more to deal with in the morning.