I have never been the type of person to consider a Monday a “fresh start.” To me, a Monday is a thing to be muscled through—a day in which we grit our teeth and yawn our way to a much more palatable Tuesday. Frankly, I’ve never been a fan. And now, when so many of us are parenting, working, and remote schooling without even so much as a pause, the signal to begin the week’s rigamarole anew is less welcome than ever.
By the time another Monday rolls around, I feel more fried than refreshed, and it’s become abundantly clear that something has to change. So, I have been looking for small yet meaningful ways to build a sense of ritual into my day-to-day—something short and simple I can fit in while juggling work, family, and remote school. If you find yourself in the same boat, read on for 10 options that offer a dose of much-needed relief during these stressful times.
1. Daily Drops
Many of our editors here at The Everymom have made these CBD Daily Drops part of their bedtime routines. But there's no reason to reserve them just for the evening. You can safely place a drop under your tongue at any point throughout the day to bring on the stress relief. It's an effortless and gentle way to ease tension and find some calm and balance throughout the day.
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2. Therapy Dough
Inspired by art therapy, these all-natural clays are infused with calming and mood-boosting essential oils for a totally grown-up way to play away a bad mood. Choose from lavender, peppermint, or orange.
3. Yoga Wheel
Whether you consider yourself a seasoned yogi or just someone in need of a good, restorative stretch, this simple tool does double-duty to massage your back and spine and ease you into certain poses (if that's your thing).
4. Euphoria Candle
Light this luxe candle when #momlife is keeping you from feeling anything but euphoric. Its beautiful, clean scent promises to give your space a spa-like quality.
5. Herbal Supplement
Think of this adaptogenic herbal supplement as a stress-reducing hot cocoa mix. Blend into water or warm milk for a serotonin boost throughout the day.
6. Cherry Pit Therapeutic Heat Pillow
Filled with natural cherry pits, this therapeutic pillow can be microwaved or chilled to soothe sore muscles, ease tension, and chip away at a long and stressful day.
7. Stress-Fix Rollerball
This essential oil rollerball smells downright dreamy and goes right to work to help calm and quiet a jittery and anxious mind.
8. The Shift Necklace
Not only is The Shift a stunning gold necklace, but it's also a powerful tool to practice deep, meditative breathing throughout the day.
9. Matcha Green Tea Powder
Switching at least one cup of coffee for a matcha latte will give you a gentle surge of caffeination—without the oft-twitchy side effects. Matcha, high in the compound L-theanine, is thought to promote relaxation while simultaneously powering you up for a day of parenting.
10. Bath Tea
Can we take a moment to appreciate the pure beauty of these tea bags? Slip two into your bath to enjoy a moment of true zen, brought to you by relaxing flowers, oils, and herbs like calendula and lavender.
This post was in partnership with Equilibria but all of the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board.