Relaxing Tips For Moms + Giveaway (Ends 8/11)

As a busy mommyista, it’s not always easy to carve a whole week out of my schedule JUST FOR ME. However, whenever a friend or a family member offers to watch the kids, I take full advantage of it.  Of course an entire week or even a month may be great for some solo R&R, but who are we kidding??  All said and done, we can’t bear the thought of staying away from our babies.  So today I’m sharing these five ideas on how you can decompress and recharge your batteries, plus a giveaway that will surely put you in the that oh-so special mood:



  1. At-home Spa. For the past couple weeks, I have been participating in the NIVEA Escape Challenge.  I essentially traded my typical rushed shower routine and escaped my mind to a tropical retreat with the help of Touch of Frangipani from Nivea.
  2. Put on some tunes. Go mellow or metal, whatever suits your mood but do let yourself get carried away (at least for a few minutes) by the beat, the lyrics, the melody. (Singing along and/or dancing are definitely encouraged.)
  3. Yuk it up. Watch a funny movie, call a friend who makes you laugh, or just giggle with your baby. The simple act of smiling can work wonders on your mood.
  4. Meditate. Find a peaceful spot, quiet your mind, and close your eyes (or focus on something nearby). Then breathe slowly and deeply, imagining yourself releasing your tension with every exhalation. Visualizing a favorite place where you are calm and happy can also ease frazzled nerves.
  5. Stretch and breathe. A couple of full-body stretches and deep-breathing exercises will get your blood flowing, reduce muscle tension, and kick-start the release of feel-good hormones in the brain.

For more inspirations on how to “Escape” check out my Pinterest mood board here.

Enter the giveaway below and indulge in your very own escape…1 NIVEA Escape Challenge Kit (valued $74) which includes:

  • One 16.9 Fl. Oz Touch of Frangipani
  • A pair of Havaianas Flip Flops
  • A $50 1-800 Flowers Gift Card

How to Enter:
1. You must be 18 years and older.
2. This entry opens to U.S. residents with a U.S. mailing address only!
3. Contest runs from 7/31/2013 through midnight on 8/11/2013.

Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner will be posted on this page when the giveaway has ended. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to me from the time I send the email. If you don’t respond in 48 hours, I will choose a new winner, no exceptions. In order to be fair to everyone, ALL entries will be verified. Good luck!!!

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  1. latanya
    July 31, 2013 / 9:29 am

    I like to read a good book to decompress.

  2. Amy Orvin
    July 31, 2013 / 10:51 am

    I like to soak in a hot bubble bath or eat chocolate.

  3. July 31, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    I love to read and relax with a nice glass of red wine… 🙂

  4. July 31, 2013 / 10:52 pm

    Laying in bed with a pillow under my foot and pillow under my head!

  5. Annamarie Magee
    August 1, 2013 / 1:53 am

    I would enjoy some rum and coke while playing a video game. then if I’m lucky my husband well rub my back.

  6. Tabathia B
    August 1, 2013 / 12:27 pm

    By read a hot romance book (historical or contemporary) and drinking a pepsi and eating some M&M’s

  7. kolpin
    August 1, 2013 / 9:47 pm

    i like to go to spin class to work up a sweat!

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  8. Ann
    August 2, 2013 / 1:54 am

    I love to run along the water.

  9. Prasert
    August 2, 2013 / 1:55 am

    A good book and tea.

  10. Kelly D
    August 2, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    I decompress by having a cup of coffee and reading.

  11. soha molina
    August 2, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    I like to read.

  12. Kellie Rose Wilson
    August 3, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    Love taking a nice bubble bath!

  13. Julie Raye-Rod
    August 3, 2013 / 11:24 pm

    I like to decompress at the park with my dog.

  14. Donna
    August 4, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    I love decompressing with a warm bath and a great book.

  15. Amanda Sakovitz
    August 4, 2013 / 10:43 pm

    I listen to music to destress

  16. Sherrie C.
    August 4, 2013 / 11:37 pm

    I like to kick back with a good book and a nice cup of coffee. Thanks 🙂


  17. Melissa O.
    August 5, 2013 / 4:51 pm

    I don’t get to very often, but I like to watch a show on demand by myself, the kind only I like.

  18. Marie
    August 6, 2013 / 12:52 pm

    A date night with my hubby.

  19. Linda
    August 6, 2013 / 8:28 pm

    Watching old movies with a huge pack of popcorn and chocolates.

  20. Stephanie G
    August 7, 2013 / 9:23 pm

    I like to take walks, read, take baths, watch good movies or go out to eat to decompress!

  21. Thomas Murphy
    August 10, 2013 / 8:50 pm

    I like to go for walks to decompress.

  22. Jennifer Marie
    August 10, 2013 / 11:50 pm

    I like relaxing in a hot bubble bath.

  23. September 9, 2014 / 12:44 pm

    There’s nothing like 30-minute massage treatment on your favorite massage chair after a long day of work. 🙂

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