With the pandemic still going strong .. it’s important to remember activities to deplete the stress and worry from our lives.
Here are 8 self care tips you must try today!
There’s just something about nature and being outside that eases tension and stress. Whether you go outside to be productive or to just sit and take in the scenery… going outside is a great way to clear our minds.
2-Disconnect and read a book
Reading is such a great way to escape and relax. Just find the right book genre, and your mind will be free from stress.
Taking a break to soak in the tub is such a relaxing way to give yourself a break. The warmth from the bathtub also helps you to unwind and get your mind off stressful things.
4-Listen to an uplifting podcast
There are so many positive and uplifting podcasts out there. Find a podcast you love and I think you’ll see how listening can be a great way to de-stress.
Moving your body is a great way to unwind and get lost in your thoughts.
6- Turn on some relaxing music
If you’re one of those people that loves music.. turn on some soft, relaxing tunes. Music truly can be therapeutic for your brain and body.
7-Take a power nap
If you are napping for more than an hour I myself don’t consider that a power nap. I have found that a 20-45 minute nap can do wonders to relax my brain and body, without feeling groggy and tired when I wake up.
8-Go for a scenic drive
Take in the area around you. Don’t go on a busy freeway if you can avoid that… we are talking a low-stress, pretty drive. There’s something about nature that just cures the soul.
Isn’t it wonderful when you make a meal, and you’re ENTIRE family eats it?!
As a mom with young kids, it makes my day when I can focus on one meal instead of feeling like a short-order chef, cooking multiple items.
I wanted to share with you our families’ FIVE “go-to” meals that even my pickiest eater enjoys!
1- Korean Beef
This Korean beef recipe is easy and a favorite. We make it at least once a month.. sometimes more.
You can eat this meal with rice, noodles or really anything that sounds tasty with it.
2-French Toast Bake
Do you ever make breakfast for dinner? My kids love when I switch it up, and they LOVE this French toast recipe.
Many of you may know that I have to eat gluten free, so I figured out my own way to make this recipe gluten free. But if you want the regular recipe click here . I found this recipe on Pinterest and it’s delicious.
For the gluten-free version click below :
3- Roast Beef & Corn on the cob
You may be thinking, why not potatoes and gravy with roast beef? Well, my kids aren’t big fans of potatoes and gravy.. but if you throw in corn on the cob … they are happy!
To cook roast beef just right I follow this steps:
1-Thaw it in the fridge the night before
2- stick it in the crockpot.
2-Pour 1 cup of beef broth over it and cover it with salt and pepper.
3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, to your desired tenderness.
4-Grilled Chicken & Carrots
My husband is a master on the grill and we found that if we wanted to get my kids to eat chicken, they love it grilled!
We add BBQ sauce or ketchup on the side depending on preference.
We add raw carrots for a veggie and my kids love it.
5- Rice & Meatballs:
My kids love meatballs but don’t always eat the sauce so I always make sure to make some meatballs that aren’t covered in sauce.
Here is the recipe I use, it’s actually gluten-free but my kids love it!
I hope some of these recipes can be useful to you!