Over the last few weeks as I’ve faced wild nights of contractions, I’ve had plenty of practice putting relaxation techniques into action. Yesterday was no different as I attempted to “just let my uterus go” with each contraction. Relaxation is key to helping hard working muscles.
It’s also helpful when nursing and, well, basically, every facet of mothering. A few weeks ago, we touched on it briefly here. If you can take a few moments to relax your body, you may find some added reserves to get through the task at hand.
And so, for today’s Toolin’ Up Tuesday, I thought I would put out a call for what gadgets and tools and habits help YOU to relax.
For me, one “tool” that I use is a microwavable heating pad. At our house it’s called “the cornbag.” (If you don’t want to make one, I found this one made with lavendar and rice. Very cool. Lavendar has extra relaxing properties.)
I’ve got my heating pad here at the hospital to warm up and place on my multitude of aching parts. Now, that’s relaxing.
How about you? Do you have something that helps you relax?
1. Write about it on your blog and bring your link back here. (For specifics on how to post in Mr. Linky, go here.)
2. Share your idea in the comments section.