Every mom deserves a massage and a day at the spa, but we know that isn’t in everyone’s budget. But if you need to feel good quick, we have three ways to do it without the guilt.
Create a nook for reading or journaling. This might mean finding a chair, putting it in a nice corner of your home, and grabbing a warm fuzzy blanket. A cup of coffee or tea along with a great book, magazine, or a journal can give you more comfort and calm than a day in a spa. For many moms this has to happen early in the morning or late at night when children are sleeping.
Take a bubble bath. Light some candles, turn on soft music, and draw yourself a bubble bath. If you don’t have a special bubble bath, use a little bit of your favorite shampoo or body wash. You also can add a drop of soothing essential oils, like lavender, chamomile, or sandalwood to help set the mood for relaxation.
Go window shopping alone. Sometimes it’s not actually about spending money, but looking. Take an afternoon and go to the mall or a local boutique and just browse. Try on dresses or styles you may never buy, then take pictures of yourself in the dressing room mirror so you can feel fancy.
Taking care of yourself means finding ways to pamper yourself on occasion. Whether you take a bubble bath, read a book, or go out to look at new clothes, you need to focus on giving yourself time to reboot and recharge from the daily grind.