3 ways to relax once the kids are asleep

The kids are in bed, but you’re still buzzing. Zone out with these tips.


Life coach Rebekah Fensome shares how you can unwind after a hectic day.

1. Step outside

Whether it’s a walk round the block while your husband has the baby, or five minutes watching the sun go down in the garden, it will put space between your “mum life” and the other you. It will also give you perspective and help to clear your head (while being a fab excuse to put off doing the washing-up.

2. Limit the vino

A nice glass of chardonnay is fine, but remember alcohol won’t always help you unwind. It’s a depressant, so the positive glow you feel after you complete your tasks can actually be reduced if you drink too much. Stick to the recommended limits.

3. Listen to music

Any song that soothes or lifts your mood will help you relax. Listening to music is better than sinking into the sofa and turning on the TV. Screens emit a blue light that stimulates your brain — this is why you’re advised to avoid screen time for at least an hour before bed.

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