10 Quick Things You Can Do When You Feel Stressed

No one said being a parent was easy! But it's very important to take care of yourself as well as your children. When you feel overwhelmed with crying babies, squabbling kids, busy workdays or parent-to-parent problems, take a quick break for one of the following:

  1. Take several slow deep breaths.
  2. Call a friend and chat. Or better yet, laugh!
  3. Ask a trusted adult for help.
  4. Put your child in a safe place and leave the room for a few minutes.
  5. Take a walk. Fresh air and sunshine work wonders.
  6. Take a warm bath or shower.
  7. Relax your neck and shoulders. Do some light stretching.
  8. Listen to calming music.
  9. Take a mental break. Daydream about a relaxing place.
  10. Make yourself a healthy snack or a warm drink.

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