Not necessarily in its traditional definition.
You can get the positive impacts of meditation by doing repetitive actions, anything from sports activities such as walking and swimming, to painting, knitting or other activities that require you to pay attention.
You might find that you are thinking about the issues that are occupying you, especially at the beginning, try to relax those thoughts and focus on what you are doing at the moment.
Take some time for yourself and imagine that you are in a relaxed environment.
Whether reflecting on your favorite trip or a relaxing fun memory or simply imagining a quiet day on the beach.
Drinking hot tea can help you reduce your stress levels. If you drink a lot of coffee, try transitioning or at least replacing some coffee with tea instead.
Caffeine can increase your stress level and doesn’t help you relax. Both green tea and black tea have been shown to have many positive health benefits in addition to fighting stress.
Try herbal teas also. Chamomile tea is one of the best type of teas used for reducing stress and calming you down. You can also try mint, fennel seed and catnip tea.
Naps work wonder. If you cannot enough sleep at night, taking a couple of 20 minutes naps during the day can seriously help you power up through your day.
Sometimes, they are just what you need to get this additional boost that helps your relax and distress.
Too busy to take some time to go to a spa? No problem, try a self-massage option. Massages can often help you relax by releasing some of the tense muscles in your back and shoulder area.
Using a tennis ball to give yourself a shoulder rub, this is a quick and easy step to relax your muscles and reduce the tension in your muscles.
Never underestimate how well deep breathing exercise can help you. Deep breathing can turn tension into relaxation. Taking few minutes daily to breathe properly can do you a lot of good.
Just take a deep breath through your nose and slowly let out a sigh through your pursed lips. Relax your entire body as you do that and try to isolate the stressful thoughts of your never-ending to-do list.
As the mother, wife and best friend, you are always caring for someone else and restoring order in your home. Try taking sometime for yourself.
While you might not have this luxury very often, schedule time for yourself where you can read your favorite book or do an activity that you enjoy without anyone interrupting you or calling for your attention.