Yesterday, I blogged about how important that us mothers take time for ourselves. See post here. I had even shared my first printable: Empowerful Ways to Put Yourself First. You can download the printable here.
As promised, here are 6 ways that I make time for me.
1. Waxing My Eyebrows
It doesn’t sound like much, but I love that I can spend $10 every month to have my eyebrows waxed. I always feel like a new woman when it’s done.
- Saturday Morning
Almost every Saturday morning, I laze in bed. Sometimes, my 11 yr old will come in and snuggle with me. Most times, it’s a time that I can relax and not rush and do anything.
- Night Out with Friends
My girls are old enough that I can go out with friends for the evening. It’s important to keep those friendship bonds by spending time with my friends…ok…enjoy a glass of wine too!
- Writing for this Blog
By writing, it gives me an opportunity for self reflection. It’s something I enjoy, it never feels like work.
This past Christmas, my oldest asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Every year, the response is the same “Oh, I don’t need anything”. This time, I thought about it, and told her that I would like foot soaker. Since I’ve moved, I haven’t been able to soak my feet and give myself a pedicure. Guess what? She bought me the foot soaker and it’s probably the most used gift. I appreciate her thoughtfulness.
As a single parent, being on one income, it’s not too often that I get to splurge on shopping. It’s more of a calculated time for myself, but I did score these two cute tops from Suzy Shier yesterday:
Did you take yesterday’s challenge? What are your best self-care tips that are not on the list? Please share in the comments below!
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