Mother’s Day is great and all, but when you’re busy running around spoiling the other important mamas in your life, it can be easy to forget that YOU are a mama too and in desperate need of a little R&R. And, while a spa outing sounds great in theory, Mother’s Day isn’t quite the same unless you’re celebrating with your loved ones by your side! Here, six easy ways to spoil yourself this Mother’s Day.
Idea #1: Give yourself an hour or two of “me time”
When you’re running around all over the place, it can be difficult to schedule—and stick to—your personal time, but I promise, it will not only make you feel relaxed and at ease, it will also make you a better mom. Right now, think of one activity that you consider to be either fun, rejuvenating or calming, write it down in your planner or phone and inform your family members about it. Some easy ideas? A nap (hey, I said it was supposed to be easy!), a trip to your favorite store to shop ALONE, a spa facial or a DIY pampering sesh, a workout class, a walk, happy hour with a friend, etc. It doesn’t even matter what it is—all that matters is that you stick to it!
Idea #2: Upgrade your morning beverage
Since your morning routine essentially sets the tone for your day, do yourself a favor and treat yourself with an indulgent cup of coffee or tea. For example, if you frequently drink a black coffee first thing in the morning, break out the milk frother and make a yummy latte instead. Or, if you’re more of a tea girl, mix up your flavors.
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Idea #3: Get into a good headspace
Because moms are constantly putting their own needs on the back burner, it’s easy to feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Take a few minutes this weekend to check in on yourself through prayer and Bible study, meditation and/or journaling. Anxiety is essentially a part of motherhood, so the more often you can clear your mind from any negative or disabling thoughts, the better. I’ve implemented this into my morning routine and it’s made such a difference. More on that here.
Idea #4: Hire a housecleaner
What mom wouldn’t want to wake up to a spotless house on Mother’s Day—without lifting a finger? Do yourself a favor (even if it’s just this once) and hire a housecleaner for a few hours. Taking the burden off of your shoulders will leave you feeling revived and ready to take on the rest of your responsibilities.
Idea #5: Eat the carbs, the chocolate, whatever!
Now, if you know me, you know I absolutely believe in the phrase “Everything in moderation,” but Mother’s Day is by far the perfect excuse to give in to your cravings. If your kiddos make you pancakes smothered in Nutella for breakfast, enjoy them sans guilt! If you’re craving a sugary Frappuccino instead of your go-to latte, let yourself live! When you are happy and fulfilled, you will be a happier and more productive mama. (Sense a theme here?)
Idea #6: Gift yourself with products that will make your life easier
Yes, a gorgeous bouquet or a nice perfume are great gift ideas for your loved ones, but, if you plan on buying yourself something (or supplying your family with a list), opt for items that will save you time and energy instead. Some ideas? An Instant Pot, for under 30-minute weeknight meals, the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Styler, for easy blow-outs; or the Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless or iRobot Roomba, to make late-night clean-up a breeze!
What are you going to be treating yourself to this Mother’s Day?