For busy mums with babies in the house, it’s naturally hard to find a moment here or there to relax, let alone an entire evening. But at some point, you’ll find, as all mothers do, that it’s absolutely essential to carve out some time for personal relaxation now and then. Whether that means bringing in babysitters so you can get out of the house, organising a date night with your other half, or something else altogether depends on your situation and preferences. But here are a few general tips for how to take a night to relax right at home in the simplest ways!
- Don’t Make Plans – If you plan a specific evening of relaxation, it’s almost sure to be interrupted or ruined by responsibility. Don’t tell yourself you’re going to do certain things for certain amounts of time – just plan on relaxing in general.
- Have Some Wine – Obviously, you can’t overdo it as a mother to a young child, but go ahead and stop by M&S for a nice bottle of wine! In all of the stress and bustle of having a baby around, it’s remarkable how much a glass of wine can help you to relax.
- Bring Food In – If you’re hoping to relax at home, don’t plan on cooking or working out your own meal (unless you’re one of those people who finds cooking soothing). Order delivery, or bring food in, so that you have one less thing to worry about.
- Consider Home Exercise – Many mothers, despite being exhausted, find the idea of exercise to be a relaxing one, and there’s certainly something soothing about caring for your own body. But try to figure out a way to do it conveniently at home during your relaxing evening. A home treadmill or cycle is ideal, but even a yoga mat can get the job done!
- Sleep – What better way to make the most of a night in than to catch up on sleep? Create a cosy atmosphere in your bedroom and settle down with a good book and some mood lighting. For optimum comfort, consider investing in a 6ft divan bed for the ultimate night’s sleep.”
- Get Outside – Try to spend some time relaxing outside. At least in the early days, you’re probably cooped up with your baby quite a bit, so take the opportunity to soak up some outdoor atmosphere. A cup of something warm on the porch with a good book can work wonders.
- Make Your Other Half Relax – Finally, while solo time is lovely, it can also be stressful knowing that your husband is on baby duty. Try to organize an evening that allows both of you to relax. It’s ultimately a bit more completely soothing.