I love my kids more than anything on this whole planet, but I have a confession: Summer break is ROUGH for me some days, and back-to-school season can be pure chaos. From helping the oldest return to college to making sure the little ones have enough crayons and glue sticks for their desks, my lists are endless. I would never give up working for myself because it gives me so much flexibility to be with them, but being a mom of five while trying to work on 85 projects of my own (give or take) all at once isn’t easy.
I know that I talk about meditation all day every day, but even though I need only four minutes to get to my serene place, the truth is that meditation isn’t necessarily my only way to keep my calm when the kids are running circles around me and I have deadlines to meet. I use a lot of different practices throughout the day to manage my mood and keep stress at bay as a mom of five kids.
Here are seven easy solutions beyond meditation to take you from stressed to blessed in just a few minutes: