Relaxation tips for the busy parent

When you’re busy running your own business and looking after the household, it can be hard to find the right balance in your life.

With all of the daily tasks and money issues to overcome, you might often feel somewhat overwhelmed. And while it may seem manageable on a good day, there are other times where it can all seem too much.

So here are a few quick and easy tips to make sure that you get a bit of balance back into your life:

Share the weight



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First and foremost, it’s important to realise that you are only human. And there are only so many hours in the day to keep everything shipshape.

So why not investigate arranging children’s events with other local families so as to share the weight of parenting.

It can be a great socialising experience, as long as your child enjoys it of course! And by taking it in turns with other parents to plan activities and days out, you’ll just possibly get to have an afternoon free once in a while!

There are also many after-school programmes available such as sports or music lessons that will encourage your child to develop a hobby, become more confident and dazzle you with their new found skills!

Pamper yourself


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Once you’ve found a little ‘you-time’, make sure that you use this in the most stress-free way possible.

So if you’re feeling off-colour, then book yourself a trip to a spa or a salon. Or if even that seems like a bit of an effort, then why not get yourself to Bedstar and treat yourself to a brand new bed. You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated in no time.

It’s also important to make sure that you have things in the diary to look forward to. A good holiday can do wonders for the soul. Just make sure that holiday provider has some child-friendly activities available so that you’re able to get a little bit of a break!


Get physical


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Our bodies have an in-built way of letting us know when we’re not functioning properly. And it’s important to make sure that we’re not eating out of the freezer on a nightly basis.

So with this in mind, try and establish a good balanced diet by planning the week in advance. It’ll work out cheaper in the long run, and your children will pick up on your healthier eating habits too.

Mind over matter




Above all, a positive mental attitude can work wonders. Try not to worry over the small details, and work to establish clear cut-off points to your working day by turning off the laptop well before bedtime.

Other ways to relax include meditation, yoga and even simple breathing exercises that give you a perfect few minutes of quiet to centre yourself, and face the next challenge with a clear head!


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