7 Ways Busy Moms Can Relax | Northern VA Baby Photographer

With our newborn photography work at our studios near Round Hill, VA, we know how busy life can be for moms, especially new moms. It is important to take a breather every once in a while, whether for a little pampering or just some quiet time! Here are some ideas for “Mommy Time” to restore your soul.

Essential oils are popular and are something you can do without needing to invest a lot of money. (High-quality oils tend to yield better results, though.) You can go the high-end road and purchase diffusers or visit professional aromatherapists. You can also do it yourself for some inexpensive home pampering and relaxation. Sprinkle a few drops of essential oil onto a cotton ball and place under your pillow at night or in your purse to relax.
— Lavender is one of the best oils for relaxation.
— Use Peppermint or Spearmint to perk you up.
— Use Rose oil to cheer you up or relax you.

Studies have shown that silent reading helps induce a sense of calm and is good for you – not to mention that it might make you smarter. Pick up a book, grab a cup of herbal tea and find yourself a quiet corner away from the world to unwind.

Go for a walk:
As a baby photographer, we know the value of getting outside into nature. Go for a walk whether it’s around the block or along a nature trail. A quiet walk can be as beneficial as meditation or other healthy practices such as yoga. If you can’t get outdoors, get near a quiet window and enjoy connecting with nature and all it has to offer from your home. You might be surprised how nurturing and restorative it can be to walk thoughtfully among trees or imagine yourself there!

Mindfulness Meditation:
A few minutes of mindfulness meditation can be good for your physical and mental health. If you don’t know anything about mindfulness practice, a quick Google search will offer loads of tips and information to help you get started.

Open an App:
In addition to apps for meditation, there are also relaxation apps from guided relaxation techniques to relaxation music and sounds. How about the sound of rain or a waterfall to relax you while you stare out the window at some trees?

Whether at the gym, outdoors, or at home for however long, you’ll find that in the midst of chaos sometimes all it takes is a little exercise to unwind. Some gyms even offer special classes for mamas and babies! Yoga is the mother of them all for relaxation and is something you can practice at home while baby naps if you don’t have a sitter. And, guess what? There’s an app for yoga, too!

Enjoy a hot, quiet bath:
You don’t have to go to a high-end spa to recreate spa-like benefits. Light some candles in your bathroom, arrange with the hubby to watch the baby or children for 30 minutes, grab a good book or magazine, and soak in some bubbles. The key here is to feel like you’re off in another world without children (or hubby) running in every five minutes needing something. Don’t forget the relaxing music!

With studios near Round Hill, VA, we get to enjoy our newborn photography clients as well as the many benefits of living in Northern Virginia. We hope you can find some “me” time as well!


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Ever After Baby Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter baby photography team located near Round Hill, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits, including newborn and baby portraits. Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.

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