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“Mothers don’t sleep. They just worry with their eyes closed.” And mothers, we do appreciate your care, concerns, and all that you do for us. But you do need to take a break for yourself once in a while. With Mother’s Day almost upon us, why not use this opportunity to relax and pamper yourself at home? Here are some ideas for you!
1. Snooze Your Alarm
Chances are, you’re almost always up early in the morning and from the moment you’re up, you’re probably buzzing around getting things done, moving from one chore to the next. But it’s alright to take things slowly once in a while, messy rooms and laundry piles can wait. So snooze the alarm and pull your blanket above your head, start the day a little late. And if the kiddies need to be washed, fed, and entertained in the time, your partner can take over.
2. Get Yourself Some Flowers
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Fresh, bright blooms are wonderful in the way they liven up your day. There’s something about getting flowers from someone that makes you feel good but no one ever said you can’t get flowers for yourself. So, why not add a little cheer to the day by ordering yourself a bouquet of pretty flowers!
Check out our 7 Florists You Can Still Order From For This Mother’s Day if you’re not sure where to get your flowers from.
3. Have Your Meals Delivered
Nothing beats a mother’s homecooked meal. But prepping the ingredients, cooking in front of a hot stove, and washing up after can be tiring. And sometimes, you can’t even find the time to sit and enjoy your meal in peace. Which is why you should leave the pots and pans alone, and instead have your meal delivered. Indulge yourself by ordering something you’ve always craved but stayed away from.
4. Hole Yourself in a Room for Some Me-time
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Mothers, we’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again, you deserve a break. Ask your partner for help in looking after the kids for the day, or at least for a few hours so that you can get away to pamper yourself. And since you can’t actually getaway, you can instead modify your room to create a pampering-nest before holing yourself up inside. You can create your pampering nest by bringing in your favorite books, prepare some movies to watch, or some new series to binge on, maybe add in a bottle of prosecco, and some munchies to snack on.
5. Give Yourself a Spa Treatment
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There’s nothing quite like a day at the spa to ease all that weariness that may have built up, but sometimes, you’ve got to make do with what you’ve got. Light up a scented candle and soak your feet in bath salts while you watch a movie. A quick tip, if you don’t have a pumice stone to buff away at the dead skin, you can use either a loofah or a washcloth.
You can give yourself a home facial with a cleanse-and-exfoliating routine. Put on a face mask and soak in a nice long bubble bath. Moisturize your skin and get your mani-pedi done. Just like that, you can add on to your spa treatment as you like.