Hey, hardworking mom! When was the last time you took a break? If it has been a while since you treated yourself to an R&R, you should consider taking a break over the weekend. Whether you are a working or stay-at-home mom, you deserve some “me time.” You need to take a few steps back and get around to doing your hobbies.
Your family will understand. Just let them know that you will be taking a day for yourself. Inform them that you need 24 hours and that you will be physically and mentally available to them afterward. Creating this boundary for yourself can help you relieve stress and improve your overall well-being.
A self-care day can be anything, from a relaxing alone time to an exciting night with friends. It can even be a mix of both! The point is to take a breather from your day-to-day activities by treating yourself to whatever you want. In case you are not sure what you can do with your special self-care day, here are some ideas to get yourself in the mood.
1. Spa Night
Scented candles, bath bombs, body scrubs, cucumbers, and massagers can elevate your mood. You can start off your special day with a feast for your senses by pampering your body with a home spa treatment. You can even have a treat like chocolate-covered strawberries by the bath to really set the mood of luxury and relaxation. The way that you want to design this special spa bath is up to you, so long as you find yourself de-stressed and pampered when you put the towel back on.
You can even play some relaxing music while you are in the bathroom to really set the mood. It makes sense to go all out on this day because who knows when you will get another? So you should really consider making the most out of every moment. Hopefully, you can make memories of relaxation that you can cherish and look back on when things seem to get out of hand. Similar to how people look back on their vacations, this ought to be a day that you can remember being completely calm and spoiled.
2. Meditate Art
Creating works of art is a new form of meditation. All you need is a touch of artistic flair. If there is something that you want to try, like pottery, sculpting, or crochet, you can take this free time to explore your interest. For instance, if you love painting but have not done it for a while, or if you are new to it, now is your opportunity. You can find yourself focusing on something other than the mundane day-to-day grind and enter the wondrous world of art.
For example, painting pots can be a really relaxing and productive activity. You can paint small pots to use as decor for your home or as a souvenir of your special self-care day. At the same time, you will be focusing on making a work of art that you can be proud of. You will also be able to focus on the activity and cancel out any noise that might bother you. Painting also allows you to explore emotions that you might have while providing a means to express them through art.
3. Wine Tasting Night
One of the best ways to unwind is by drinking a glass of wine paired with an indulgent spread of cheeses, fruits, and crackers. You can even have some chocolate if you like. Sitting by a patio fireplace under a starry night sky while indulging in a luxurious cheese board and an array of wines can be an ideal way to celebrate yourself. Each glass can be a toast to something you are proud of or cherish. On the other hand, if there are things you want to forget, you can write them down on a piece of paper and throw it into the fire.
This is a great option to end the night because you will truly let loose of anything that you are holding back. It is also an opportunity to figure out whether you like or dislike certain wines. On top of that, you can enjoy some treats like the cheeseboard or whichever dessert you love.
How you spend your day off is up to you. Just remember that you are free of any obligations to anyone else. It is your time to treat yourself with whatever you want to do. Everyone deserves a day like that, especially moms.