Ways for Housewives to Relax 

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Ways for Housewives to Relax 

As a housewife, I need to unwind and relax. Don’t we all? There are many ways that I do this including reading a book, writing, etc. I do love technology and always have my computer on and phone on me; therefore, having apps for downtime or to relax after a long day is a must. I have apps for reading, some for playing online poker, and let’s be honest, some are for the people in my life. Keeping them occupied is another way for me to relax. 


Let’s look at some facts. Apparently, over 70 percent of housewives in the U.S. confess that they are stressed. Ninety-six percent also feel that housewives today are more stressed than in the past. So, what is triggering this?  


The typical reasons are financial stressors, the intensive styles that are being pushed on us, and the higher expectations we have for the next generation’s success. This need to succeed and keep up with the Joneses is causing a time famine, more relationship demands, and a concern that we are focusing on the wrong things in order to please society when we should be focusing on our loved ones more. 


Because of this stress on moms, it is causing health problems and an overall hurt on our loved one’s well-being. Stressed moms tend to be more insensitive with little ones, which can then cause a divide in their relationship with them. 


Ok, now that we know this is a problem, what do we do about it? 

  • Learn your own unique stressors and signs that you are stressed. 
  • Carve out time in your schedule for yourself. Even if it is only 10 minutes at a time, do it. 
  • Be proactive about times you know will be stressful and plan ahead. For instance, if you have a million things to do as a part of your morning routine, take the time to get as many of those things done the night before; therefore, lessening your load in the morning. 
  • Don’t be afraid to delegate — you don’t need to do it all and it is ok to ask for help. Have them help you out with chores around the house or taking care of their own items. 
  • Eat healthily and include fitness & exercise in your life. Studies show that by doing just 30 minutes of exercise at least 3-5 days a week can drastically lower your stress level and your ability to deal with stress. 
  • Find a support group. It is important that moms have someone to talk to, especially if you are a stay-at-home individual who is knee deep in chaos all day long and have no other people to talk to. 
  • Schedule a night out (if you are married, schedule a date night). If you are single, get out of the house and mingle with friends. It is good for the soul and your relationships. 


For me, I try to schedule downtime when I can; you should, too. Take a mini break and incorporate coping mechanisms so that you can better handle life’s stressors. Life is way too short not to be happy and enjoy your loved ones and the more you take care of yourself, the better you will be for those people in your life that truly matter. 


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