Take some time off and pamper yourself....Sometimes that's easier said than done but you gotta do it. There are some very inexpensive ways to have a day of relaxation. Taking a hot bubble bath with a glass of wine and music or even a walk on a nice fall day count towards your time. Scheduling an hour or two (if a whole day isn't possible) can be arranged while the kids are in school and your SO is away at work or somewhere else.
Be sure to set aside time every so often to maintain sanity and happiness. Going for extended periods of time without a chance to do something for your self could lead to stress, depression, and even lower your self confidence. Continue to be yourself just with a more relaxed tone.
I've even tried yoga and that helped a lot. I'm even looking into doing it more often when I find another facility close to home that offers it. Yoga helped me to relax and leave all problems outside. When it was over I had even forgot some things I was scheduled to do LOL. The fact of being in a tranquil setting relieves tension and relaxes the body as a whole, mind included.
Setting out time to get a spa pedicure and manicure could be that "thing" that gives you your "me" time. Sitting like a queen and being waited on hand and foot (literally) could do the trick. Sit back, relax, turn on your ipod or mp3 and let the spa ensue you. If you don't have the time or money to visit a spa the same can be done in the comfort of your own home with your tub or bucket and bath salts.
Be sure to find something that helps you. These are just a few examples of things I've done or heard of others doing. Find your niche and stick with it. Happy Relaxation!!!
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