Hey Mamas! Guess what? It’s time to give yourself a little reward. Days are getting longer. Less light, less time outside, means there’s an increased need for some pampering to help defend against those winter blues. And who’s got the time for pampering? Whether you’re working 40+ hours a week, or a stay at home mom with a kiddo or three. We all do, just have to put yourself at the top of priority list every once in awhile. Even if it’s just 15 minutes or a half hour. A little self care does wonders, even with minimal time.
- Make yourself a pretty pamper box. Fill it with scrubs, lotions, masks, essential oils, polish, chocolate. Keep it filled and ready to go. That way on short notice (aka kiddo falls asleep early) momma’s ready to relax.
- Pour yourself a glass of wine. Drink a little glass of wine in the tub, or if you have to, have that glass while your keeping an eye on those kiddos playing in the tub. Doing something nice for yourself while doing a “chore” or mundane task can be a good time to spoil yourself with a treat.
- Face masks. There’s a huge selection of moisturizing, toning, anti-aging face masks to choose from. From charcoal, honey, retinol, or hylouronic acid. Pick one and relax. They typically need to be applied for a half hour or less. Which again…is about how long a youngster plays in the tub, combining skincare with baby care.
- Foot care. Did you know they make masks for feet? Simply apply them before bed, or while your streaming your shows. Or, keep a luxurious cream at the bedside. Better yet treat yourself to a real pedicure every once in awhile.
- Use a body brush. Not only can they help curve cellulite, but they just feel nice and leave skin feeling soft and exfoliated. And it literally takes just a few minutes during or after a shower.
- Use stick on nail polish such as Color Street nail strips. They go on with no mess, are easy, even for short nails. The best part is there’s no waiting for them to dry, making them a perfect option to use when you have kids in the house.
- Indulge in your favorite podcast or audio book when you have downtime, or on the go. Just a little mental escape can do some good. Especially for those parents who don’t get to have much adult conversation.
- Subscribe to a monthly product box of your choice. Most of these you can cancel at any time. I’ve used Ipsy, Birch Box, and Stitch Fix. And there’s a plethora of other options. Every month momma gets a little surprise.
Really every momma, every parent, needs just a little bit of regular “me” time. It’s not selfish to take the time to do a little self care. Rather it’s necessary in order to be the best version of “you” for your family, and of course yourself.