- Take a shower or a bath. Go all out and take your time shampooing and conditioning your hair, washing up with a sweet smelling soap, and even shaving. Feeling clean, smooth, and smelling fresh will go a long way in helping you feel good.
- Dress in clothing that makes you feel your best.
- Put on a little makeup and do your hair.
- Tidy up your living space... make your bed, pick up your dirty clothes, and wipe the counters.
- Eat healthfully and drink lots of water.
- Keep your homemaking routine simple: A little laundry, keeping up with the dishes, and tidying up can work wonders.
- Light a few candles and put out a vase of flowers.
- Make a hot cup of tea and snuggle under a blanket with a good book while your little ones play nearby.
- Sleep when the kids sleep or are having quiet time.
- Stay home! Cancel shopping trips, library outings, and playdates... don't feel guilty at all!
- Spend a little time in outside in fresh air.
- Tackle a small project (like organizing a drawer) that will make you feel great when it is done
- Utilize your crockpot or prepare simple recipes for healthy and filling foods that can be made quickly with minimal fuss.
- Go to sleep early!
What are your tips for exhausted women?
This is a great post! Recently, there have been days when I can hardly get through a few items on the list. But I definitely agree that putting in the effort to shower and get dressed does make a big difference. For me, it is having the kitchen and family room straightened up. If those rooms are clean, I feel much calmer. Thanks for posting this.
Wonderful suggestions! I have to say if it weren't for coffee there are days I wouldn't have made it! I too feel much better if I get out of my PJs, get the children dressed and straighten up my kitchen. If I get a couple loads of laundry done, meals cooked and dishes washed I feel like I've had a great day!
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