Finding it difficult to look after kids, work from home and stay indoors. Here’s 5 ways to reduce stress at home as a Liverpool Mum!
It’s certainly been a difficult few weeks in Liverpool. With many of us struggling to work from home and look after a family. The stress of daily life, bad news and trying to book a food shop, has got many of us crawling the walls. Instead of letting yourself get down in the dumps, it’s time to address this head on. Be brave and own it.
You said it- this is an unusual situation and stress is just something we’ve going to have deal with over the next couple of weeks. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel. By adjusting your daily routine and using a few tried and tested ways to reduce your stress levels, you can look forward to a more relaxed home life. Hopefully these little tricks and tips will make your household a littler calmer over the next few weeks. So pop the kettle on and let us talk you through some stress relief options:
5 Ways to Reduce Stress During Social Distancing as a Liverpool Mum
1. Try Vegan CBD for PMS symptoms and stress
If you’re experiencing PMS, social distancing can make your stress levels soar. During your time of the month, try this 100% vegan CBD oil for PMS and stress. Designed to ease menstrual pains, hormone imbalance and even food cravings. You never know, it might help those late night snacks you’ve been enjoying during lockdown started! It’s also said that taking CBD oil can help if you’ve been finding it difficult to sleep lately. So, if you’re in a better mood, you’re less likely to become as irritated and snappy. It’s hard enough living with family- without being locked in together so it’s worth a try isn’t it.
2. Run yourself a bubble bath and soak away stress
If the kids have got you running around like a headless chicken, it’s time to take a break. A long hot soak in the bath can do wonders for your mood. The warm water will relieve muscle tension and soothe aches and pains. If you feel more relaxed, studies have shown, your kids will begin to calm down too and copy your behaviour. We’ve had the pleasure of trying Better You Mineral Bath Flakes recently. These soothing magnesium flakes really do relieve tired and aching muscles. They are rather strange though. Almost like a cross between shards of glass and coconut. They dissolve quickly in the bath for deep relaxation.
3. Declutter your home to reduce stress
Wait, there is science behind this! Studies have shown that there is a direct link between the stress hormone cortisol and clutter. If you feel your stress is begin to rise, consider putting on some chill out music, grabbing a bin bag and starting to organise your space. If you’ve got kids who are adding to the mess, ask them to join in and if they’re not ready to throw their old toys away, just put them in the loft. Once you see a clean spacious home, you’ll find your stress levels begin to drop.
4. Set yourself a routine to reduce stress levels
During social distancing, it can be so easy to let yourself slip into a lazy and unproductive routine. To reduce levels of stress during Liverpool lockdown it’s important to get into a good routine.
As soon as you wake up:
- jump in the shower
- moisturise and get dressed
- do your hair and make-up
- make a cup of tea or coffee
Sticking to this simple daily routine will make you’ll feel set for the day.
Make a list of daily goals such as:
- Make the beds
- Do the washing
- Check and reply to emails
- Get the kids up and make breakfast
- Walk the dog
- Call your friend for a catch up
- Bake some cupcakes with the kids
Make sure to also put down things that will lift your mood such as watching a TV show you enjoy or going for a jog. Keep up this routine up, to minimise that feeling of being bored and unproductive.
5. Try Yoga at Home with White Wolf Yoga
If you’ve still not tried yoga, this is the best opportunity to give it a go. Award winning Liverpool yoga studio, White Wolf Yoga have their very own YouTube channel offering plenty of home yoga sessions ideal for stressed out Liverpool parents. Yoga focuses on breathing techniques, stretching and flexibility and will help reduce your stress levels. We particularly love the Uplifting Yoga Flow video, suitable for all levels! Go on, give it a go and let us know what you think!