Lifestyles today are very stressful. There is too much work pressure and people have become more career minded. Working and looking after the home and caring for the kids can all have a toll on you and you will find yourself totally stressed out. This will only cause problems for you. It will affect your work and also make you irritable and tired all the time. You will find yourself more prone to headaches and your overall health will slowly begin to suffer.
It is therefore very important to check on yourself and take time out for yourself. Life is not only about work and caring for the kids; you too need to unwind and relax your mind. When you come home after a days work remember to leave the work behind. Never bring it home. The stress that you have at work you are actually getting home as well.
Deep breathing even while you are at work ; for a few minutes every day will help you de-stress and unwind. After a days work and seeing to the household work always see that you have chalked out at least half an hour of free time for your self. This is very important and you should be free to read or listen to music or just lie on the bed and relax. Make sure that you are all by yourself. See that your room is not full of clutter. Clean it up the night before as a messy room and a messy house will not help you relax; it will make you feel even more over-whelmed.
If you are tense and stressed have a warm soothing bath. Take your time in there or go for a massage which will help you relax your tense muscles. A good idea would be to make a list every morning on the things that you need to do and stick by it. If you are stressed ask for help. It will give you time and space to unwind.
If you have taken out some time in the day for yourself make sure that you are alone and no one will disturb you during that time.