Sometimes I'll go to this trendy little coffee shop and bring back a cup of coffee, only leaving DD for 20 min or so with DH. Sometimes this can be enough of a breather.
Ideally - a yoga class followed by a nice hot loooong shower - followed by actually brushing my hair *and* applying moisturizer, without DD furiously signing "milk" at my breasts. I rarely get either one of those things (let alone one after the other), but when i do - boy do I enjoy it.
Just yesterday my brother (party loving bachelor that he is) who adores my DD offered to take her for a walk, DH and I rarely leave her with anyone - but we jumped at the opportunity and got in a quick stair workout at the park nearby. DD didn't even notice we were gone, and I felt great when I got home!
Sometimes even reading MDC can help uplift me too. Helps to read that I'm not the only sleepless, tired, overwhelmed mama out there.
A phone call to my Mom always leaves me refreshed and supported, I'm very lucky to have an amazing supportive mother who will tell me I'm doing a great job and she is proud of me.
Sorry that was kinda rambly....