Let’s face it, there’s definitely a good amount of stress in the daily life of a parent. You reminisce about the days you used to grab your keys and head out the door. Now it takes about 45 minutes to an hour longer, and you leave with about three times as much stuff!
Just as you’re about to lock up, someone poops themselves, needs to use the bathroom, lost their mittens in sub zero weather, needs a snack, or [insert any other need you could possibly think of, and even those you can’t!]. It’s pretty much inevitable and definitely stressful– particularly when you actually have to be somewhere on time!
There are times in the day where you feel like you either need a cattle prod or a bullhorn, or maybe both! 🙂 Although life with kids can be stressful, it’s instantly gratifying and that’s what keeps us smiling. I LOVE my job as a mother, but I have definitely found the need for healthy ways to beat stress.
For me, running is what helps me keep the stress under control–it’s definitely my #1 stress buster. When it gets bad, I like to lace up and head out for a good, hard predator run— I imagine myself being chased by the stress and I bust my butt to outrun it! 🙂 When I’m done running, flushed and sweaty and totally spent, it’s the BEST feeling in the world.
I feel like I can take on whatever life throws at me for the rest of the day and all is good! I recently had the opportunity to test out a natural/homeopathic product to help relieve stress- RESCUE. The name says it all! 🙂 You can find RESCUE at your local CVS, Walgreen’s or Whole Foods, and it comes in three formulations: Pastilles, Sleep Liquid Melts, and Pearls (average retail value $9.99). At my CVS they were located near the sleep aids. I’m looking forward to busting some stress with these tasty little bad boys!
You can click HERE for a buy one get one free RESCUE coupon, so you can try it out for yourself!
What’s your favorite way to manage the stress in your life?
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.