5 Things Mums Should Do When They Need a Break

Motherhood is both beautiful and rewarding, but it can also be exhausting at times. Especially for a new mum who is going through it all for the first time. So are you feeling overwhelmed? If you are, then there's no shame in admitting that you need a break. In fact, you will be able to take better care of your children if you are relaxed and rested.
Remember that children, especially toddlers, mimic and act like the adults around them. So if you're happy and cheerful, they will be as well.

Here are the 5 ways for a mother to de-stress and re-energize her spirit.

1. A Quiet Day With a Book

When you are constantly stepping on toys, hearing cries, or just being surrounded by utter chaos, the best thing you can do is distance yourself from it all and take a breather.
You can do that by picking a place in your home with less or no noise and then escaping into a world of fiction for a couple of hours. Pick up any book you love and concentrate on reading it without thinking about anything else. Trust us! This activity will provide your brain with the necessary respite.

Reading a Book

2. Sunday Brunch With Friends

Hanging out with your best mates while sipping some mimosa can be a great way to break the rhythm of your daily routine. Enjoying a delicious meal and good company can do wonders for your mind and soul. You can even complain about your busy days as we are sure you won't get any judgment from your pals. And the process can be quite cathartic for you.

Brunch With Friends

3. Plan for a Spa Day

Nothing says relaxation more than having a rejuvenating spa day. You can manage your stress level, get rid of your aches, and improve your overall physical and mental health just by booking an appointment for a women massage at your nearest spa. It doesn't even have to be a full day, even just one hour of bliss will do the trick. So head over to a luxury spa, and treat yourself right away!

Relaxing Massage

4. A Long Relaxing Bath for unwinding

Having a baby and then taking care of that bundle of joy can be an expensive endeavor. So let's face it, not everyone can afford to go on a spending spree at a spa. However, some scented candles, a glass of wine, warm water, and a soothing aromatic Himalayan salt soak can bring you the same level of peace and relaxation.

Relaxing Bath Reading a Book

5. A Date Night With Your Beau

Fathers also deserve a little break, wouldn't you agree? And it's not wrong to assume that in most relationships the honeymoon phase completely goes away after having a child. Finding quality time becomes almost impossible between the late-night feedings and endless diaper changes, which can lead to friction and arguments in some cases. So, getting away for a date night is a great way to fix these issues. So we say, hire a babysitter for a couple of hours, go on a fun date with your partner in a classy restaurant, and just enjoy each other's company.

Bonus Tip!

Expanding on the fourth point, we understand that in addition to being short on cash, some mothers are also short on time. So, for those lovely ladies, we offer the following advice.

  • Dance with your baby to music YOU like, not just the Wiggles ;)

  • Take the baby for a walk in nature and listen to the podcast you’ve been wanting to try.

  • Trade in the solo leisure bath with a bath with your baby, and maybe even use some of our Lullaby Soak instead of the Himalayan salt soak, so you both get a calming dip in healing magnesium.

  • Find a playgroup so you can meet other mums with kids the same age - being social with other adults can help refresh and re-energize you more than you know.

Mum and Baby


No matter what anyone says, a mum's world should not revolve around just her child. It is okay to call timeout when you are exhausted beyond measure. And all you need is a book or a relaxing bath with fragrant soaks like the Himalayan salt soak to get back in the game with renewed energy. We hope that our small suggestions will help you reduce your stress level and increase your ability to enjoy parenting more.


– The Hermosa Co.

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