I don’t care if your a stay at home mom or a working mom, when it comes to having some “me” time, it’s damn near impossible sometimes. Between work (whether it’s inside or outside the home), cooking, cleaning, bathing, entertaining and all the other minor tasks that every mom faces throughout the day, finding that little window of time to just gather your thoughts and regain your sanity is hard to do. But it has to be done ladies! We need that time, no matter how large or small that window may be, we need to seize it! A little “me” time goes a long way.
I can’t remember the last time I really did something for me. Yes, I went out a couple weeks back for a few drinks with friends and yes, I went out for lunch with a girlfriend earlier in the week, but I’m talking about taking a few moments alone and doing a little something just for me. By the end of last week, I was simply at my breaking point. I had been so stressed out from work (although I tried to not let my family see how stressed I was), my daughter starting camp for the first time and our well overdue visitor finally leaving and having to clean up after the disaster left behind, I just about had it! My back was tense and I was snapping at people for no reason (SO NOT LIKE ME). I needed a TIME OUT!
While doing a little blog hopping earlier that day, I came across a post from a fellow Domestic Diva (an an inspiring women!), where she wrote about home mani/pedis. This inspired me to search for some at home remedies and treat myself to a little spa night. Thanks to Glamour’s 13 DIY At-Home Spa Tricks, I was able to find some great home treatments and I came up with a couple of my own to help me feel soothed and relaxed.
When I was done making dinner, getting my daughter showered, putting her to be and tiding up the house, it was finally time for me. I got a nice bubble bath going, placed lite tea candles all over the bathroom and a few scented candles around the bath tub (choose relaxing fragrances like vanilla or lavender, or go for your favorite fragrance- mine is lemon grass). Since it’s summer, I don’t have the heat running so placing my favorite lotion (Twilight Woods from Bath & Body Works) on my heater, I opted to fill the sink with hot water and submerged my lotion in the water to allow it to heat up a little. After soaking in the tub for a good half hour or so, I kind of lost track of time after a while and finally decided it was time to get out when I began to feel like a prune, I smothered myself with the heated lotion, dressed in my favorite pj’s and headed downstairs for a little pedicure. With my trusty Ped Egg I removed the ruff skin and applied a generous coat of nail polish to my toe nails and relaxed with a good book while they dried. Once that was done, I applies some more lotion to my feet and put on my socks to allow my feet to soak up the lotion, leaving my feet silky smooth and looking cute as can be!
I enjoyed my little spa night so much I plan on making this a weekly event. It’s a great way to de-stress after a long week.