Here is another important tip for reducing negative impact of stress in your home!
Take a break
You may not be able to avoid all the stress, but you can get away for just a few minutes to feel less overwhelmed. Giving yourself permission to take a brief “stress break” is often enough to decompress or just give a new perspective. You will also be modeling the skill to your children. Taking a quick break can include:
Taking a Mommy time out: Put up a “do not disturb” sign on your bedroom door. Stretch,
Listen to relaxing music or
Visualize your favorite soothing place in your mind.
Take five minutes to decompress.
Give permission to “take a time out”: Let everyone in your family know it’s OK to walk away until they can get back in control. Some families create a family signal such as using an umpire “Time Out” hand gesture that means that the person needs to decompress but is not walking away disrespectfully.