Mom Goes Green is always sharing ways to try to improve the things around you… your family’s daily life, your home, your community, our planet. But what about you? What’s a stressed-out and tired Green Mom to do?
Well, this weekend is a long holiday weekend for many of us. Why not take time for YOU (for a change!)? Here are three simple ways (with relatively earth-friendly twists) to naturally rejuvenate and leave the stress behind (even if only for a night!):
- Go ahead and splurge – take a bath and add some natural and organic bath salts. Studies show that the salts increase prolactin levels by up to a third and help in relaxation!
- Grab a cup of hot organic coffee or tea – it can actually trigger psychological warmth and pleasant feelings, even after only holding it for 10 seconds! For a natural antidepressant, add a nice spice… cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, you choose.
- Turn off the TV and read – stimulating your mind actually creates happiness. To be eco-friendly, borrow books from the library or a friend, make your purchase at a used book store or, for the avid reader, buy a Kindle or Nook.
There you have it… simple steps… and what it takes for a stressed Green Mom to shake the blues!