30 Things to do When You Are About to Lose it

Self-care is always essential, but as a new mom I am realizing even more how important it is. While taking care of my family is my number one priority, I’ve come to realize that I can’t take care of them if I don’t take care of myself. Here is a list of things to do when you are at your wits end. We all find ourselves about to lose it, especially those of us with small children! So if you find your sanity escaping, take a deep breath, and choose one of the below activities!

1. Go for a drive
2. Paint your nails
3. Do 10 jumping jacks
4. Write in your journal
5. Take a bubble bath
6. Step outside
7. Color a picture
8. Call a friend
9. Go for a run (or walk)
10. Play a game on your phone
11. Read a blog post 😉
12. Rearrange the furniture
13. Start a new book (or begin to re-read an old favorite)
14. Curl your hair
15. Write a letter to an out of state friend
16. Look at pictures of puppies
17. Watch a funny video
18. Eat some chocolate
19. Buy a cute outfit
20. Match your pile of socks
21. Write a note to your husband
22. Give your pet 15 minutes of undivided affection
23. Use google street view in a different country
24. Bake some cookies (No guilt in eating some of the dough!)
25. Briefly research a type of technology you are curious about
26. Read about a significant historical event
27. Knit/crochet a scarf
28. Adopt a new catch phrase
29. Read scripture
30. Pray

Remember, there is nothing wrong with taking a break from the activity that is causing you stress, or simply setting the crying baby down and taking a few minutes to collect yourself. What did I miss? What activities do you do when you are at your wits end? I’d love to hear from you!

4 thoughts on “30 Things to do When You Are About to Lose it

  1. Hailey- I love this list because I think we all have moments where we feel like we’re going to lose it one way or another sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hailey, I love this list! Some of these I haven’t ever thought of doing before – Google Maps another country! That’s so cool, and I’m definitely going to try it the next time I need a few minutes of chill time.

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