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We’ve all had those days where the hits just keep coming. The kids woke up too early, which means you were up to early, you ran out of coffee and forgot to get more, you forgot to switch the laundry and your favorite pair of yoga pants are sitting in the washer, the dog knocked over a snack cup for the millionth time and before you know it, you’re yelling. Again. Even though you said you wouldn’t.
It’s easy to fall into the spiral of negative thinking when your day takes a turn for the worse. Brittany and I have definitely been there (and we’re usually each other’s biggest enablers when it comes to complaining!), but we’re trying to be better about being more conscious of taking control and turning the day around.
We know you’re busy moms, just like us, which means some days you don’t have tons of spare time to devote to yourself and getting your attitude back on track. We consider this to be a form of self care. Being mindful of your attitude and how it affects the household is something we are aware of and try our best to manage. It’s definitely easier said than done though! So whether you have one minute or one hour, here are some of our favorite ways we turn our day around!
1 Minute: Blast your favorite karaoke song!
Everyone has one song they can sing their heart out to and will instantly turn your mood around. Your kids can deal with your off key singing and terrible dance moves for one minute. Even better if you can get them to join in!
Heather’s pick: “Push It” Salt N Pepa
Brittany’s pick: “Baby Got Back” Sir Mix A Lot
5 Minutes: Take a breather
Mindfulness is something we really want to be better about actually doing. We know taking a minute to meditate and clear our heads is super important and beneficial, but it’s not always the first thing you think to do when you’re in the middle of a chaotic day. We love the Headspace app, or the “Breathe” feature on the Apple Watch.
10 Minutes: Face Mask
There are so many amazing drugstore face masks right now! Throw one on, throw a lemon slice in your sparking water and pretend you’re at the spa for a few minutes.
15 Minutes: Take a hot shower
This one might seem obvious- of course you need to shower! But, as a stay at home mom or work at home mom like Brittany and I, it’s easy to fall into the trap of not showering, especially if you may not even be leaving the house. It just sounds like a ton of work after a grueling day with kids, especially when you know you’re just going to get spit up on or wiped on almost immediately.
Even still, this is one of my most favorite ways to reset. A scalding hot shower is so replenishing at the end of a long day. I always feel like I’m literally burning off the layers of stress and starting over.
Mrs. Meyer’s® Lavender Body Wash is the perfect complement to a hot shower because the garden inspired scent gives a relaxing vibe to help you decompress. Plus, Mrs. Meyer’s® products are packaged in bottles that are made of at least 25% recycled BPA free plastic and it’s available at Target! Definitely pick up a bottle of this next time you’re cruising the aisles with your big red cart!
If you have the time, do your hair and makeup too, even if you’re just staying at home. There’s something about going through the whole process of getting ready that always makes me feel like I’ve got my life together. The house may be a mess, but if I look good, I feel good!
30 Minutes: Move your body
Whether this means loading the kids up in the stroller and going for a walk or run, pulling up a yoga routine on YouTube (Cosmic Kids has great routines if you need to include the kiddos!), or schlepping it to the gym, get out and move. It’s not always at the top of the list of things we want to do, but we never regret doing it. On the never ending to-do list, exercise seems to always be the easiest one to get rid of, but it’s definitely the most important.
60 Minutes: Target Run (or any errand outside the house)
A change of scenery is always a good reset for everyone. It can be really tough to motivate yourself to get out the door, especially if the kids are have A Day, but it’s worth it to see other humans and remember life exists outside the four walls of your house. In fact, I always find that my kids are often better behaved in a different environment, which leads me to believe that they get a little stir crazy too.
Target, of course, is a go to. Targeting is best when done alone, but, it can be done with kids. My best hack for Targeting with kids is to stop at the snack bar first and order a small popcorn and have it split into two bags (because of course they won’t share). I quarantine one kid in the upper part of the cart and the other kid in the lower part of the cart and I can usually get about 15 minutes of quiet shopping done before anyone gets to the bottom of their bag. Bonus: you can pick up Mrs. Meyer’s® Lavender Body Wash to keep on hand for the next time your day goes south!
What do you do to reset and turn your day around? We’d love to hear your ideas and add them to our list!