Mothers day is just around the corner, if you are a mom give yourself 5 minutes to think about it and treat yourself to something different – after all there is a whole day solely about being mom (as there is with fathers day) and there is no reason why you can’t plan something for yourself as a treat. If you usually have the day planned out for you then you are a lucky mom, but it doesn’t stop you having something in special mind that you would like to do, it can be the simple things that make all the difference or the break from routine that makes you feel special.
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Being a parent you may not always have time to just relax, now is the perfect opportunity. Put on your best pajamas to help you feel relaxed and comfy (not every day has to be about suits, uniforms and routines) and spend the day doing things that make you feel happy and rested, whether it be baking, sitting in the garden, relaxing with a good book or watching a great film.
If your children want to get involved encourage them that it is a sleep over or a dress up day giving them the opportunity to use their imagination to create a castle, spaceship or den (whatever their latest interest is) and you have decided to dress up in your favourite loungers and soft cashmere socks for that extra level of luxury – they will enjoy the day as much as you and it will keep them entertained giving you more time to relax.
Hopefully after several hours of downtime and doing your favourite things you will be revitalised, reenergised and raring to go.
If you feel a shopping or pamper day is more your idea of Mothers day, then plan in advance book a place at your local spa (or drop subtle hints) and understand what you get as part of your day, the last thing you want to feel from your spa day is disappointed, some you get treatments as part of the day and others it is extra and may require advance booking. The benefit of a spa day is it is all about relaxing enjoying a day in a lovely soft bathrobe.
If shopping is your idea of a treat, involve a friend (may be another mom – double the treat) shopping is always more fun when you have someone to giggle with. Treat yourself to something new, a nice coffee and a bit of cake – and remember there is no need to rush, walk around the shops at your pace and enjoy window shopping as much as buying something new – completely immerse yourself in the experience.
Whatever you decide to do on Mothers day whether it be a recharge your batteries day or an all out indulgence day remember how uplifting a “me” day can be during those stressful moments and how rewarding being a mom can be.
I think overall we can all benefit from a “me” day every so often, helping us to appreciate how it makes us feel both on the inside from feeling more relaxed and on the outside looking more relaxed and rested. Happy Mothers Day!