Last Updated: 30th March 2020
Pamper yourself when you’re feeling out-of-sorts, or just because. Once I had my daughter, I finally understood the value of “me-time”. So here are my 11 activities to pamper yourself. Choose a time when your baby is out or your hubby is kind (and brave) enough to offer you “me-time”. Enjoy!
1. Dessert Time
First, choose the dessert which calls out your inner pig.
Don’t share. Savour each spoonful!
I love Rasgullas from Orang in Assam. Usually my father sends these to me. Other times, I prefer to gorge on cakes.
2. Spa Day
Book a full day at a spa center, and forget EVERYTHING.
Go home a refreshed you.
3. Dress Up
Wear something fancy on a regular day, instead of yoga pants or PJs.
Admire yourself and feel good.
Dressing up is an old habit of mine. I remember wearing my mother’s jewellery and cool outfits every chance I used to get. Now my daughter behaves the same :)
4. Hair Spa
A head massage is where you can’t help but relax.
That’s the professional help that you shouldn’t hesitate at all. So, go to a professional and relax…
5. Foot Massage
Draft in your husband for a foot massage.
Enjoy his fingers, and enjoy this intimate activity.
6. Take A Nap
You usually can’t nap when your baby is awake. So to pamper yourself, take a nap.
Go crazy and take a nap ANYTIME you want.
7. Read to Pamper Yourself
Take some time to read something you like. Read and get lost in that book.
A few years back, I had gifted my husband a Kindle on his birthday. Truth be told, he never got to use it. Our Kindle is now filled with my choice of stories – mostly romance, mysteries and werewolves!
8. Indulge.. in the Bathroom
Go to the bathroom and lock the door.
Put on a face mask, clip your nails, brush your hair, or blow bubbles from your bubblegum. Just indulge.
9. Call a friend
Call a friend and talk about old times. Get rejuvenated to face your hurricane of a baby again.
And your friend will feel great too.
10. Take a long Shower
Need I say more? Stand under the water and feel it run down your body. Feel.
You can also try using a body scrub to feel extra special under the water. I love using those awesome scrubs from Bath & Body Works. (So thankful BBW finally opened up in India!)
11. Pamper Yourself with a Treat
I usually buy chocolate, the bad kind, a.k.a. milk chocolate. When I’m feeling stressed, I munch on it. And trust me, it helps.
Of course, there’s always icecream to tide you over.
Over to you..
Being a mom is a wonderful, exasperating, amazing, overwhelming feeling 24/7. So if you are like me, don’t forget to pamper yourself from time to time with these activities.
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