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Time for Mom: Relax!

Posted By Jessica Fisher On August 9, 2008 @ 5:18 pm In Time for Mom | 2 Comments

One of my doctor’s orders this week was to relax. Easier said than done. For me it was good practice for the “real thing” to come in a few weeks.

But whether we’re tackling childbirth or just a stressful week at home, relaxation is a good thing. We can carry tension around in our neck, tummies, back, wherever that contribute to our crabbiness and just a general lack of well-being.

I know for myself that when I feel relaxed, things don’t bother me quite so much as they do when I am tense.

Relaxing certainly doesn’t solve our problems, but it can help us address them in a much more coherent and rational manner.

So, what’s a girl to do?

Here are some starting points which also happen to be things that I pulled out of my bag of tricks earlier this week:

  • take a hot bath
  • drink a cup of tea, coffee, or other favorite beverage
  • listen to soothing music
  • prayer and meditate on Scripture
  • watch Pride and Prejudice!
  • take a nap
  • enjoy a massage (thank you, FishPapa!)

What do you do that helps you to relax? Share it with us in the comments! We can all benefit from more ideas to release tension.

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