If you’re feeling the pinch of the week, then now is the time to take action. No matter what you do during the week, or what you do during the weekend, take some time to take care of you. There are plenty of ways you can shut out the world. You might turn off the phone, shut the laptop, and hide away under your quilt. But why not seize the day instead? There are plenty of ways you can give yourself that much-needed pick-me-up to set you up for a fabulous week ahead!
Retail therapy isn’t the cheapest way to feel good about yourself, but it can be pretty effective! To make the most of it, try some bargain hunting. Pulling in more items for your budget can also give you a great sense of achievement and satisfaction. Of course, if you’ve been saving up for that incredible dress for a while, why not empty the piggy bank this weekend and indulge? After all, when was the last time you treated yourself to something special?
A makeover can be just the thing when you’re feeling a bit tired and run down. A quick makeover at the cosmetics counter, a fast teeth whitening, or even a whole new hair style could be just the thing to help you look and feel like new. Something as simple as a manicure can have a great effect on your emotional well-being. Taking care of you is just as important as taking care of your family. So go on – treat yourself! Give yourself a whole new look to start next week with.
Looking good isn’t a prerequisite for feeling good. When we’re feeling good, we naturally look good. Your smile is pretty powerful – and it’s contagious. So how can you feel good at the end of a long week? Spa day anyone? A little massage and pampering and ease all the aches and tension from your muscles. And if you can’t get an appointment, your own bathtub can provide the same experience (well almost). Candles, soft music, and your favorite best seller can help you unwind and rejuvenate after a tough week.
Making and Doing
Indulging your inner creative is a really good way to unwind and seize the day. You can sketch, paint, sculpt, compose, write, or just play. All of these things quite often use those centers of the brain that rarely get stimulated in our regular jobs. They’re good for your mental health as well as your emotional well-being. You can attend a class, meet up with a like-minded friend, or just shut yourself away in the garage to work on your new project for a couple of hours.
Of course, having a rest is important when you’ve been on the go all week. But many moms struggle with downtime – there is always something to do! So take a couple of hours out from doing all the Mom things, and indulge yourself a little. Your family will love you for it. Take care.