As mums, it's a given that our lives are constantly hectic.


But often we can find ourselves struggling to get even five minutes of peace to gather our thoughts.


And while we can’t lessen the load, we can give you five tips to help find calm in your day, even if it's just for one minute.


Whether you're at your desk, or waiting in the car to pick the kids up, find 60 seconds to do one of these exercises a day and you’ll feel a big difference.


1. One minute breathing

Wherever you are, focus on your breathing for just one minute.


Whether you are standing up or sitting down, breathe in through your nose, hold for six seconds and breathe out through your mouth.


Concentrate on just your breaths and allow your mind to wander.


Do this for 60 seconds before slowly letting yourself back into the world of madness.


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2. Concentrate on your surroundings

It is easy to let your mind become overwhelmed with things you have to do, but take one minute to focus on the present and you’ll instantly feel calmer.


Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth as you focus on the here and now for one minute.


You'll be amazed how it can calm your mind.


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3. Get some air

If you are stuck in the house or at your desk, take a minute to step outside and get some fresh air.


This simple trick can help to clear your head and readjust your mindset.


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4. Write down your to-do list

It is easy to become overwhelmed by an overloaded to-do list, stressing just trying to remember what you need to do.


However, by simply grabbing a pen and a piece of paper and writing down what you need to do, you will automatically feel a weight lift off your shoulders.


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5. Close your eyes

Take one minute to simply close your eyes and breathe.


Even focusing on your inner self and allowing your mind to wander can help you feel instantly calmer.


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