Meditation has been proven to fight stress, all while improving focus, heart health and happiness. But given job restraints and family commitments, it's difficult to make the time for peaceful meditation during the week -- especially as a parent.
However, making time for yourself isn't "selfish," nor is it impossible. Not only will this alone time make you feel better, but it'll make you a better parent as well.
Dr. Karen Latimer knows this struggle all too well and struggles to focus on her own thoughts even when she gets a break from her five children. "I even feel this way when I'm alone," the expert explained. "The noise going on inside my head is even harder to escape."
And according to Dr. Latimer, you don't have to be alone to meditate! Watch the video above to learn all her relaxation tricks, from breathing techniques to her relaxation tea.
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HONG KONG, CHINA - 2005/10/08: A handstand yoga pose on the rooftop. MODEL RELEASED. (Photo by Gerhard Joren/LightRocket via Getty Images)
YICHANG, CHINA - MAY 24: (CHINA OUT) Yoga enthusiasts perform yoga on a cliff plank road on May 24, 2016 in Yichang, Hubei Province of China. The glass plank road along a 7,500-meter-long cliff plank road is attractive in Yichang City. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 30: Miranda Cobbett and Ryan Scott started teaching themselves acro-yoga just over two years ago, after being inspired by the images they saw in Instagram. (Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
MUMBAI, INDIA JUNE 17: Rinku Suri, who overcame health issues through yoga, poses in Yoga pose for a profile shoot on June 17, 2015 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint via Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - JANUARY 17: (CHINA OUT) Yoga fans practice in a hot spring on January 17, 2016 in Luoyang, Henan Province of China. Nearly a hundred yoga fans performed yoga in a hot spring as the temperature dropped to 4 degrees Celsius below zero on January 17 in Luoyang. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
TROLLSTIGEN, NORWAY - JULY 03. EXCLUSIVE: Eskil performing a handstand at the look out over Trollstigen on July 03, 2010 in Norway. Stomach-churning images show how danger man Eskil Ronningsbakken, 30, shows no fear as he balances on the edge of a plunging cliff face at 1,400 metres - incredibly on a unicycle. In the extreme artist's latest stunts seen earlier this month he also teeters on a pile of chairs set on a boulder wedged precariously between two rock faces at 1,000 metres altitude, and balances 300 metres above a lake with one of his students, Kenyan Moses Wepukhuli, 25. All of the amazing feats were caught on camera at lofty locations around Norway. Sure-footed Eskil, a Norwegian, has been pulling off his jaw-dropping balancing acts around the world for 15 years. Sometimes walking for up to six hours to get to the locations for his acts, Eskil uses yoga to train and prepare for his bold shapes in dangerous places. (Photo by Sindre Lundvold / Barcroft Media / Getty Images)
Tourists practice yoga in the Meggedat valley, north west of Libya's Akakus mountain region, in the desert of the western Ghat District, on January 2, 2016.
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Stachia Fey of the Wai Nani Surf and Paddle Tribe strikes a yoga pose on her paddle board next to Minne, the 13-foot fiberglass lake creature, on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Members of the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, the Park Department and paddle boarders of the Wai Nani Surf and Paddle Tribe came together to install Minne, who will be staying on the lake all summer. (Rachel Woolf/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
CHONGQING, CHINA - JULY 10: 50 women practice yoga on the world's longest skywalk at the Longgang National Geologic Park on July 10, 2016 in Chongqing, China. The glass bridge extends 26.68 meters out from the cliff, about five meters longer than the skywalk at the Grand Canyon in the United States. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - 2016/06/20: An Indian man performing yoga in Water of River Yamuna on the eve of International Yoga day in Allahabad. (Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LUOYANG, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of three women doing yoga on a 2,000-meter high precipice on Laojun Mountain, main peak of Funiu Mountain, during Laojun Mountain Camping Festival on July 18, 2015 in Luoyang, Henan Province of China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
CHANGSHA, CHINA - JUNE 21: (CHINA OUT) Yoga enthusiasts practice yoga on the water of Shiyan Lake on June 21, 2016 in Changsha, Hunan Province of China. About 100 yoga enthusiasts perform yoga to welcome the International Day of Yoga which falls on June 21 each year. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
BETTMERALP, SWITZERLAND - AUGUST 23: Hiker and yoga enthusiast Karin Bittel, who was participating in a guided tour across the Aletsch glacier, stands on her head on the ice of the glacier on August 23, 2016 near Bettmeralp, Switzerland. The Aletsch glacier, today approximately 23km long and up to 900 meters deep, is Switzerland's largest glacier and is shrinking rapidly. While glaciers across Europe have been receding since approximately the 1870s, the process has accelerated since the early 1980s, a phenomenon many scientists attribute to global warming. The European Enivironmental Agency predicts the volume of European glaciers will decline by between 22% and 89% by 2100, depending on the future intensity of greenhouse gases. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
YONGZHOU, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 11: Yoga enthusiasts practise at Yueyandong cave in Dao County on September 11, 2016 in Yongzhou, Hunan Province of China. More than 50 yoga enthusiasts practiced at a moon-shape hole at Yueyandong cave in Yongzhou on Sep 11. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
YUEYANG, CHINA - NOVEMBER 05: (CHINA OUT) Yoga enthusiasts practice on a glass suspension bridge at the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park on November 5, 2015 in Pingjiang County, Yueyang City, Hunan Province of China. 100 yoga enthusiasts practice on the glass suspension bridge with a length of 300 meters and a maximum height of 180 meters at the Shiniuzhai National Geological Park in Pingjiang. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
ALLAHABAD, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA - 2016/06/21: A sadhu performing yoga in a tree on the occasion of International Yoga Day. (Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Hundreds of people attend a yoga session under the Eiffel Tower in Paris, on June 21, 2015, in a mass yoga session to mark the first International Yoga Day. 192 countries join the event. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, ME - JULY 1: Ashley Flowers of Portland Paddle leads a paddle board yoga class off East End Beach Friday morning, July 1, 2016. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Portland Press Herald via Getty Images)
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA - MARCH 23: (CHINA OUT) A woman does yoga on the precipice of Mount Song on March 23, 2016 in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Over 10 yoga enthusiasts practice on the precipice to experience stimulation in nature in Zhengzhou. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)