Time-Out For Mom: When You Need Looking After Too

So many women, particularly moms, have hectic and busy lives where it’s a talent to juggle home life and kids, with any sort of job, and countless other responsibilities. With so much going on each day, it can be difficult to find some time to take for yourself, to relax and have a pamper session. However, it’s important to take one day, every one to two weeks, to indulge in some serious relaxation (preferably away from the rest of family life). You’ll be able to relax your mind and chill out, ensuring you’re ready to take on whatever the upcoming days bring you (which are bound to be busy with little ones running around). The following are some ideas for busy mamas who could use an hour or two to themselves so that they can recharge and tackle mom-life head on.

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Bath Time Isn’t Just For Kids

Running yourself a warm bath can start the relaxation process straight away; the sound of the water hitting the tub will chill you out before you’ve even stepped inside to soak. Pour in some luxury bubble or oils, and begin to treat your skin to some much-needed relief and moisture. Lighting a lavender-scented candle and playing some chillout music, will also help to create a relaxing ambiance. If you don’t have a bath, treat yourself to luxury shower gels, oils, and hair products, so you’ll step out smelling dreamy.

You could also fill a tub, or foot spa, full of warm water, and get comfy while your feet soak. Whether you read a book or magazine, watch breast reduction videos, or catch up on that Netflix season you’re loving; take the time to do the things that you can’t do while you’re taking care of your little ones. Whatever makes you feel better, allows you to plan for the future, or just takes your mind elsewhere, should be your focus during this time.

 

Skin As Soft As Your Baby’s

Once you’ve soaked and cleansed your skin, it’s time to hydrate it further. If you’re a fan of mud or sheet masks, the bath would have been a great opportunity to lay there wearing one; or perhaps you showered and use one afterward as you use your foot spa. Choose a facemask that’s suitable for your skin type, or that targets any specific skin issues you might be having. After removing the mask, it’s time to indulge it even more with moisturizers and serums.

Again, it’s wise to choose specific products that will help any skin issues you might be facing, so a specific serum, or a brightening moisturizer for lackluster skin, might be appropriate choices. Now is also a great opportunity to lather the luxury body cream you bought yourself or were gifted as a treat, all over your body and limbs. Foot creams tend to be very rich in their formula, so treat your toes and heels to some and pop some cotton socks on for the rest of the night as it soaks in. It’s all about discovering what your skin suits and needs, and finding products that work the best for you; which is totally the fun part! Now get your favorite, freshly laundered P.Js on and get cozy.

Clever Tactics For Self Care As A Mom

Time to take care of yourself and your own needs when you have kids is a rare and precious treat. However, it is also something that we should all try to find a little more often because when we are recharged, it can affect the entire dynamic of family life positively. With this in mind, check out my recommendations for self-care activities that you can try below, and take care yourself for a change!

 

Get lost in a great story.

One way to take care of yourself when you are a mom is to get lost in a great story. In fact, doing so can give us a much need break from the reality of family life, as well as inject a little excitement and drama into an otherwise dull day.

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There are so many options for how to do this now as well, including reading a novel in paperback form or on an e-reader, as well as binging on a box set, or even playing a computer game. Some of which have very well written stories and fabulous graphics to boot that can really provide a break from the daily grind.

 

Spruce up your look.

Another way to care for yourself when you are a mom is to allow yourself to dedicate some time to taking care of your appearance. Of course, anyone with little kids knows that it can be impossible even to find the time and energy to put on makeup some days, so setting aside a decent session to pamper yourself can be a real luxury.

 

When it comes to deciding what to do in the at this time, you may wish to go to the beauty parlor and have your hair or nails done. Alternatively, you could have a skin treatment, or even use the time to research into more lasting beauty procedures such as breast implant surgery, or lip fillers. Both of which are becoming increasingly popular at the moment.

 

See the girls.

It is also possible that you may wish to spend your self-care time catching up with your girlfriends and having some experiences that are outside of the family circle. Maybe dinner and some cocktails are just what you have been craving, or why not go to see that movie that is too grown up for the kids?

Even inviting people around to your home and sharing some snacks or a meal can work well. Mainly, as it will allow you to have some adult conversation, something that can be very refreshing after spending all week with the kids!

 

Take some time to relax.

 

 

Lastly, if you are looking for the ultimate self-care experience, then you may want to spend your time treating yourself to a little luxury. To do this you may splash out and go to a spa, but even if this is a bit above your budget you can get yourself some nice bubble bath, put on some relaxing music, and lounge until the water gets cold. That’s right, no rushing for you because it’s your time, this time!