7 Fun and Relaxing Ideas for Busy Mama’s (AT HOME)2020
OK, mama you need a break! Let’s have some fun! this is your “ME TIME.” A working mom, whether you work in or away from the house, has to have a balance. When we’re starting businesses or working from home for an employer, it’s hard to leave the office. It can be even more hard when your office is in the house.
What can you do since Covid-19 has changed the world drastically. There’s a lot we can’t go out and do anymore. Even so, it’s just not the same.
Here is my list of 5 things to do around the house for your relaxation and/or enjoyment.
Grow A Garden
Creating something with your hands can be both fun and relaxing. If you love the outdoors and want to find creative things to do think about gardening. You can make a vegetable or flower garden. Go to your local gardening center, collect some seeds and pots and start planting. Even in the winter months you can garden inside your home
Indoor gardening kits are available for purchase. These kits can make the process of gardening a lot easier. You can go the traditional way and use garden beds and regular gardening soil inside. You can make a space in your home just for your garden, and you will not need anything real big, but this way may take up more space than an indoor gardening kit.
Take A Painting Class
Art is another creative outlet for those that do not care to be outdoors much. This can help your mind to relax and transport you to another world (figuratively). Art is a great way to express your creative side and get in touch with your feelings. Art can also help to reduce stress. Even if you do not consider yourself very artistic, painting is a valuable pastime. Anything that can help to reduce stress and relax is worth trying.
During this pandemic, however, the best place to take a painting class is YouTube. I know you may think it’s just not the same and you’re right, it’s no Painting with a Twist. But you can make it fun.
I came up with this idea a couple of months ago with one of my best friends. We would all grab a bottle of wine, get us a canvas and easel (or just anything you can find to prop your canvas on) and meet on Zoom. Then the host of the show will be in charge of finding a fun tutorial on a paining everyone would love to do. I find it to be fun with 4-6 people.
Give this a try, it’s so much fun and takes your mind of the laundry or dirty dishes. Go make some art!
Reading has always been fun for me, and relaxing, as long as it’s a novel that doesn’t require me to have to concentrate and think too much. Reading a great novel can allow you to relax and escape reality for an hour or so.
I also find listening to a book can do the same thing. You know how when you were a kid and your mom or dad would read you a story at bed time. It was so nice, you felt safe, warm and cozy. Well, grab a blanket, get you some tea or a glass of wine and unwind with a good book.
You could start writing your first book! or even start writing in a personal journal. I have written several blogs on things I enjoy, which makes writing more fun. I have a goal to one day write a romantic novel, even if it never gets published, that’s one thing I can say I did
If you decide to write in a journal this can be very relaxing for you as well. Writing this way helps you to release all of your concerns, feelings and can give you ideas on what you can change or do in your life. Sometimes I will grab a small glass of wine and just start writing whatever comes in my head. At times, I end up crying and even laughing. The release is therapeutic, give it a try.
Watch A Movie (Alone)
Netflix and Chill! Watching a movie alone during the week day, is the best. Do it during your lunch break, if you’re working from home this is perfect, if your schedule allows for it. Watch a comedy or romantic movie, or put it together and see a romcom. Something that will lift your spirits and have you thinking nothing but good and happy thoughts. You will go back to work feeling good, relaxed and refreshed. If your the kind of person that falls asleep during movies, this may not be a good idea for you, especially if you need to get back to work…just saying! 🙂
Have a Hot Cup of Coffee (or Tea)
I’m talking about during a moment in the day when no one is up but you. Before the chaos hits the fan, you know what I mean. An extra 30 minutes to and hour before everyone wakes up will give you a chance to meditate, relax and reflect on the day ahead. Do a little journal writing. See how this moment can set your mood for this entire day.
Be A cat hahaha! Doing nothing can be fun. Use do nothing moments to do mindless task. Take a bath, for example. Have you ever taken a bath during the day when no one is at home? with nice soft music? This takes little effort and is sooooo relaxing. This is probably my favorite thing on the list.
I know it’s not that easy nowadays, because most families are home during the day, either working or schooling. But, if you get the rare opportunity, give it a try.
Everyone has their own idea of what is fun and relaxing. These are some of the things I personally enjoy. The important thing is that you make for yourself “ME TIME.”
What relaxes you? What do you like to do for fun? Please share in the comment section below. I’d love to know.
All the best,