Happy Mother’s Day: Our mothers spend their entire lives caring for their families and kids. They rarely take time out to pamper themselves or enjoy activities they love. While this shouldn’t be the case, society’s stereotypical standards have dictated that they do the same for ages. However, things are changing, and mothers realise that they need to care for themselves to have better overall well-being and mental health. Or their close ones are helping them realise the importance of self-care. If you are a busy mom, you know how difficult it can be for you. So, don’t forget to take a break and pamper yourself every once in a while. And especially on Mother’s Day. You deserve it, so don’t feel guilty for taking time for yourself. (Also Read: When is Mother’s Day 2022? Know all about history, significance and celebrations)
If you are planning some me-time this Mother’s day, there are several ways you can achieve the same. Here, we listed six ways to have a fulfilling pampering session while staying at home or enjoying remotely in the outdoors.
Take A Day Off
You deserve a break, so don’t shy away from taking that long due leave from the office or housework. Spend the day doing things that you enjoy. Settle up that backyard garden you have been ignoring, go for a hike near your house, spend some me-time in a scenic location near your place, indulge in some pampering skincare session, read a favourite book or plan a short solo trip. You can also go for a long drive and get a takeaway from your favourite restaurant to enjoy while on the way.
Leave The Cooking To Someone Else
If you are a mom who cooks every other day, it is time for your well-deserved break. Instead of cooking dinner tonight, have one of your kids or partner whip up a special dinner. Ask them to prepare your favourite dish or order from your favourite restaurant. If you want to get rid of the headache of cleaning up afterwards, assign the task to your family or go out.
Book A Full Body Pampering Session
A full-body massage, facial, manicure and pedicure can be a great way to relax. So, book an appointment for an at-home session and set a relaxing mood with scented candles. If you are on a tight budget, you can make your spa treatments at home. There are great DIY videos available online that can act as your guide. Don’t forget to turn off your phone to avoid distractions during the session.
Watch Your Favourite Movie
When you have kids, you rarely get time to watch your favourite films or shows. Instead of watching a kid flick for the billionth time, pick a movie you want to watch on Mother’s Day and enjoy your time out. You can even relish your favourite drink and snack while doing the same.
Start A Journal
Journaling is a great way to keep track of your emotions. And when you are a mom, you are bound to feel overwhelmed many times during the day. It is a therapeutic grounding technique that allows you to write down your thoughts, dreams, future goals, and more so you don’t lose track of them. Invest in a good quality journal and start writing.
Join That Favourite Class
It’s never too late to start something, which means if you have a long lost hobby that you have always wished to kickstart, then this is the time. Whether you love dancing, singing, swimming, yoga or playing an instrument, push yourself to book that appointment and register for the class.
So, what are your waiting for? Don’t forget to pamper yourself on Mother’s Day.