Everything you do is always for someone else. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up to breakfast in bed, all the laundry done for you and the house spotless? Hold up, wait a minute… are we on a reality show? No, it’s not mother’s day just wishful thinking.
It is high time we take care of us! Think about it… if we take care of ourselves better then we will be in a better place physically, mentally and possibly spiritually in order to take care of those around us. Everyone wins when we put ourselves first.
There is no reason why you can’t pamper yourself. A myriad of factors cause us not to choose to lavishly love ourselves. Guilt, money, time or cultural influences might be some factors but taking mommy time-outs are so very important for you to be a great mom. Remember you are so worth it!
Here are just five ideas to pamper you and save time, money and avoid guilt:
Schedule a manicure and pedicure at your area beauty school. It is very inexpensive and they have flexible day and evening appointments.
Get a comfy body pillow and take a 20 minute power nap. Try to do this daily!
Pre-plan the night before your very own breakfast in bed. Set the coffee pot on its timer, get a rose for your vase at the store, put scones in sealed container placing everything needed on a little side table and wake up to a great day.
Check out massage schools. Most charge under $30 for an hour long massage.
Make time for at least 30 minutes of exercise, set your alarm clock 45 minutes earlier and put in a video, walk briskly outside, or do yoga stretches.