5 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, are you ready? Or are you like me, and know what you want to get, but put it off until the last minute? It never fails that it’s one of the holidays that sneak up on me, and I always end up knowing what I want to buy, but I don’t actually go to a store until the last minute. I also know that my husband won’t be taking our daughter shopping for my gift until the last moment. Which means that I will end up with a lovely gift from my daughter, but little relaxation will take place. When you find this happening, it’s important to take a little time to pamper yourself on Mother’s Day as well.
You’re a mom, you deserve to take a little extra time to pamper yourself on Mother’s Day and every day, but we know every day is hard. I try to find reasons to spend some extra time on myself on these special days.
The first step I always take is
One of the first things I do, which helps make sure that I get a little extra time for myself, is to tell my husband my plan. This lets him know that he is the one in control of the chaos, and I’m checking out for a little while. When I take my shower, I will be locking the door and turning on music. I want the noise to be drowned out.
I may not tell him exactly what my plans are, but he knows I need the time to myself. For the most part, this takes care of the hundred knocks on the door and crying because I’m not close by. Daddy is in control and can take care of all of it.
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1) Take a long bath or shower
As I mentioned above, I turn on music and lock the door so that the noise of the house is blocked out, and I can just get lost in my own world. A good 20-minute shower where I’m not rushed or a 45-minute bath where I can just lay and think is absolutely amazing. Using a good body scrub, or bath bomb always helps too. Doing anything outside of my usual routine is a bonus.
2) Take time to moisturize with a really good body butter
I have extremely dry skin, so for me, using a really good body butter all over is like a day at the spa. I also rarely take the time to really moisturize all over like I should. Tree Hut has some of my favorite products, and their body butter is no exception. I try all kinds of body butter and some things I always require is a very hydrating, yet not greasy butter.
3) Go for a walk
Whether it is by yourself, as a family, or with a friend. Get out and walk. I definitely recommend without kids if at all possible. My friend and I live for our nightly walks. It’s a time for us to get the frustrations of motherhood out, work through issues, talk about makeup, and plan lavish vacations we won’t ever go on, lol. It is completely our time, we get exercise in, and when we get home we are refreshed and ready to go.
4) Put in headphones and dance, read a book, or watch your favorite show in peace
Make it easy on yourself, and just zone out for a little while. Don’t worry about the mess that needs to be cleaned, don’t let yourself get distracted by anything else, just take this time for you. Those things will wait, and this is your day. Give yourself the grace to enjoy a little time for yourself without guilt.
5) Do something you really love
This kind of goes with the last one, but is enough to stand on its own. Think of the thing that really fills your soul, it might be baking, reading, driving down a back road with the windows down, whatever you really love to do, go and spend some time doing it. This time is all about you.
In a dream world, what would you want for Mother’s Day?