What Every Moms Must Have After a Long Day of Work

Self care. Super important. As parents, we often go, go, go, and especially if you're a working mom, you need to also take care of yourself, because otherwise you'll burn out, either emotionally, or physically, or both. Or your kids will end up dealing with your stress. Here's some ways to help busy working moms take care of themselves and their mental health.

Whether you’re a stay at home or a working mom, they both come with their endless responsibilities, and it’s difficult to understand how hectic it can be if you’re not a mom yourself. But you have a pretty good idea! Moms are always doing things for the family and for work, always on the go, always non-stop.

This is why it’s so important that as a mother, you have something to look forward to at the end of the day, and just in case you’re too tired to think of what it might be, we’ve gone ahead and made a list for you!


Don’t take for granted the simple things in life. Just being able to have a comfortable and welcoming setting to sink in after a long day of work is priceless. You need to dedicate a corner or even a room to yourself where you have all your favorite things. Think about furniture, and do a bit of research to discover a variety of comfortable choices when it comes to items like massage chairs. There’s nothing quite like getting a decent massage while you sit with a good book or watch your favorite show.


Being a mother is a never-ending job because the responsibilities never cease and they need to be taken care of at different times of the day. If you’re feeling completely defeated after a long day of work, then perhaps you should consider a couple of alternative options when it comes to cooking for the family.

You can either cook a couple of meals or pre-prep them in a way where the cooking time doesn’t take any effort from you. Do this on the weekend and store them in the freezer so that you’re set for the whole week. This way, when you’re done with a long hectic day, you won’t have to worry about having to stand for hours in the kitchen.

Another option is that there are plenty of services that provide either ready-cooked meals, or send you the prep and the recipe so it doesn’t take any time from you at all. This way, you won’t be obliged to run to the store and you won’t have to worry about prep time or even think about what to cook. This goes a long way in helping you really get that time in for you to relax after a long day.


You deserve a time out. You need time to yourself to just clear your thoughts and relax. So don’t deny yourself a decent amount of time to just unwind for a bit. Pamper yourself and take a nice long bath, surround yourself with scented candles, put some soothing music on, and detach from the world around you for a good 30 minutes or so- you owe it to yourself!

Another way to relax is to do some yoga. Not only will this help you stretch and relax tense muscles that you develop after a long stressful day, but you also get to regulate your breathing, which does wonders for your circulation, and in turn, does wonders for your health.

Some people even have gyms set up in their homes, and this might be a great idea for moms who simply don’t have the time to go out and go to the gym, especially if they’ve been working all day and need to tend to other chores in the home. By having a gym set up in your house, you get to commit to a proper workout on a daily basis. Getting some exercise is great for releasing stress and will also make you feel great about yourself. You need to blow off that steam somewhere!

Being a mother is not easy. There’s always work to be done. And whether you have a job to go to, work from home, or if you’re a stay at home mom, it’s understood that from the moment you wake up until you go to bed, the pressure is on. This is why it’s so important that every mom ensures that she has a couple of rituals that she sticks to every day in order to ease off the pressure and remind herself that she needs time for herself too. If you don’t take care of yourself, then you won’t be able to perform at your job and take care of your family the way you want to. So make sure that you take the tips provided seriously and zone out after a long day of work.

Penniless Parenting

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