How To Feel Calm During This Easter Weekend

Trudy Vains

Yoga Expert

Mar 28, 2024

Easter brings so much joy, and it’s one of my favourite times of the year.  Why?  Because I love chocolate!

Easter is known for Easter Eggs and family festivities, this alone makes for a tremendous day with your loved ones. These gatherings can bring love, peace, and joy, then there are other scenarios that involve a pure and utter sugar rush!

Every kid at easter time wants sugar, preferably in the shape of a very large easter egg (or five!).  For the adults, it’s still sugar, lollies, biscuits, cakes, and even alcohol. 

So with this much sugar, the inevitable is bound to happen…..the sugar rush….

The sugar rush is hyperactivity,  running around the house, screaming as you do so – yes that’s the kids!  I remember this so very well with my own kids, and they drove me batty.

Here are my tips for dealing with Easter and the never-ending sugar, in a calm way.

Tip 1

Set out the things that you need, the night before. Car Keys, matching socks, water bottles, etc, things that you KNOW you are going to need.  This saves you from panicking and trying to find them in a mad rush to get out the door, amid a sugar rush.

Tip 2

Go outdoors, let them run around (if safe to do so) it’s the fastest way to ‘burn’ off the extra energy.  Be prepared to leave when the tiredness sets in, because ‘what goes up (the sugar rush), must come down’.  Parents, join in with tiggy or tag, they will love you joining in on their playtime.

If outdoors is not an option –

At home, turn up the music and dance!  Everyone likes to boogie, start a conga line and move around the house.  This will be sure to bring lots of laughter and joy, while you manoeuvre around furniture, doorways, and toys.

ways to engage kids in stem

Tip 3

Drink Water.

Running around outside or being part of a conga line, is going to make everyone thirsty, so make sure you have water at hand. 

Tip 4

Breathe – together.

Who doesn’t love a challenge?  But seriously it’s a great way to connect with yourself and anyone else who joins in. 

Place hands on your belly, breathe deeply in and feel that your hands move away from each other, breathe deeply out and feel how your fingers come back in to touch.  This breathing technique has so many benefits –

It is calming and grounding.

You can’t think of anything else while you focus on your hands moving.

It calms down your mind.

Can help with sleep.

Do this breathing technique for at least two minutes.

Tip 5

Add in some easy yoga poses like cat/cow, downward-facing dog, savasana, and ‘just like that’ everyone is calmer.

Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog is an inversion pose that stretches the entire body while improving upper body strength.

Tip 6

Nap when you can, preferably when the kids are asleep.

Meditate if you can.

Everything else can wait.

Listen to calming music.

Happy Easter Everyone!


By Trudy Vains

Yoga Expert

Trudy Vains is an Author, Yoga Teacher, and APP creator. Trudy’s book, 'Fused,' provides inspiration and a positive mindset in overcoming challenges. Trudy’s APP - 'Back Happy Yoga,' provides classes for mobility issues, back aches and pains, and stretches you can do at your desk.



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