In the next couple weeks, parents everywhere are going to be sighing with relief - the kids go back to school! Yes, we all love them - but there is a certain joy we all feel when they go back to that structured environment. While it doesn't necessarily mean that your schedule is going to free up - after school activities start soon too. In between the rush of back to school shopping and sending them off to meet their new teachers, you have to take a break for yourself. Parents live busy lifes, between working, parenting and trying to have a semblance of social life, taking a few minutes to relax can sometimes get lost.
One of my favorite things to do to unwind is to disconnect from technology (yes I do occasionally do this!) We take trips in areas where you can't even reach us by phone. Now, I know this isn't the easiest to do when school is back in session.
You can always disconnect - try something else to relax. Find a quiet place, if you can, light a few candles
and sit down with a book. You know we all have that stack of books we will read when we get a few minutes. You can choose a few different aromatherapy ones - a great place to find them EdenFantasys.com
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Whatever you do to relax, finding a quiet place to do yoga, grabbing a cup of coffee with a few friends or even sipping on a glass of wine. Make sure you take time to relax, make time for yourself. After all - you deserve it!