Ways to Reset After a Long Day

Have you ever had one of those days where you can’t stop looking at the clock, wondering how it isn’t bedtime yet? And then it’s only 9am and you know you’re never going to make it, but you power through, survive the day, put the kids to bed early, and try to remember how to breathe?

We had one of those days, today. 

I was short. I was impatient. I stayed up way too late last night, ate crappy food, and I’m at that part in my cycle where I want chocolate and to be left alone. 

How do you reset on days like today? What do you do so that you have a fighting chance of waking up to a better day? I’ve got a few go-to moves for days when I’m already dreading the sunrise.

1 Get some steps in. Loud music, a tree-lined trail, and solitude are sometimes the best medicine. I like to put my headphones in, turn my phone on airplane mode, and just GO. You’ll know when it’s time to turn around. Don’t forget your Buzz Spray, in case the bugs are in as foul of a mood as you are. 

2 Tea and a good book. There’s something so therapeutic about getting lost in a story you can relate to. I’m a big fan of a hot mug of calming tea, a fuzzy blanket, and getting in a few chapters before I head to bed. 

3 Soak your cares away. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know how much I love me a good tub. Ultimate Bath Blend or a pile of bubbles, my favorite face mask, and sweating out a few thousand worries. There’s nothing a good soak can't cure. 

Some days are about thriving, and some days are about surviving, and there’s just no shame in that. Take a few minutes to gather your patience, roll some Headache Happiness across that throbbing head, and remember that tomorrow is always a new day. 

Kelsey Kitt is a work-at-home-mom of three in northern Alberta. When she’s not chasing kids around, she is also a freelance copywriter, wine lover, and Parental Guidance content creator. You can follow her and all her family’s adventures on Instagram at @mommydoesntlie


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