10 Oct 5 Simple Ways To Spoil Yourself As A Mom
Moms, let’s be honest… When was the last time you spoiled yourself? How many times did you feel like all you do is care for your family that oftentimes you take yourself for granted? I always do! Most of the time, I feel like I spend the entire day making sure my family’s needs are met – their meals and snacks are served on time, their clothes are washed and put away, the kids have enough activities throughout the day to keep them entertained, and so much more – that I never got the chance to do the things I want to do. Before having kids, I used to have time to do the things I love to do like working out every single day, giving myself a manicure every single week, and traveling to places I’ve always wanted to visit.
While there isn’t really nothing wrong with making sure that my family’s needs are met every single day, there is also nothing wrong with making sure that I get to spoil myself from time to time. You’ve probably heard the saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” before; I’ve heard it quite a lot of times and I couldn’t agree more to it. I found that if I didn’t get enough sleep or if I haven’t eaten yet, I’m more cranky as compared to when I did. Today, I want to take taking care of ourselves a little bit further. I want to share with you 5 simple ways that you can spoil yourself as a mom.
Invest In A Quality Mattress
As moms, we need as much sleep that we could get & it has to be a quality one; because a well-rested mom is a happier and calmer mom. And a quality mattress, along with other essentials, can help give you that quality sleep you’ve been dreaming of.
We’ve recently upgraded our bed with the new Tomorrow Sleep System. And it was one of the best decisions we’ve made! We got their hybrid mattress, mattress protector, memory foam pillows, sheet set, comforter, and sleeptracker; and together, these products truly made a difference in my sleep. Tomorrow Sleep System works like magic! As soon as we used it, I noticed that I get to sleep more; and I am more comfortable too, when I do.
If you’re interested to read more about our Tomorrow Sleep System, you can check out my full review here. There’s also a $100 coupon code towards the end of the post, so make sure to check it out!
Get Yourself A Hair Treatment
As moms, with everything that we have to take care of every minute of every single day, we deserve to get ourselves a salon treatment. I feel like our hair deserves all the love it could get. After all, we forgot how it feels like to brush our hair after having kids. Are you with me?
I am beyond grateful that, last month, I was FINALLY able to squeeze in a hair treatment that I’ve been wanting to get for the longest time (but of course never had time to do so). I took off work for 2 days when my daughter started preschool last month so I’m available if anything were to happen. I spent those 2 days cleaning the house, running errands, and attending meetings in her school. There was a few hours when I won’t be doing anything. Instead of just sitting at home and doing nothing, I figured I could get my hair straightened while the kids were in school. And that’s just what I did! The confidence the hair treatment gave me after I got it done was AMAZING! I just felt really great about myself!
I strongly suggest getting that salon treatment that you’ve always wanted to get; you’ll be surprised at how good it will make you feel afterwards.
Have Some Time Alone
As moms, this is something we
rarely never get; we always have companions even during our bathroom breaks. Having some time alone is also something we truly deserve to have from time to time just so we can feel normal. So we can feel like ourselves again. You know, that person who used to exist before we gave birth to our precious little kids?!
During your time alone, you can do anything you want! Read a book you’ve been dying to read while sipping your favorite drink, watch a movie or a TV show you haven’t had the chance to see, go outside and take a walk while enjoying the beautiful scenery, meet up with that friend of yours you haven’t seen for a while, or go to the gym. If you think these things might not be possible, you can even multitask. Stay up late after the kids go to bed and watch that favorite series of yours while indulging in your favorite ice cream, enjoy a nice and peaceful bath, or run errands alone.
The possibilities are endless! It doesn’t have to be an entire day; it can be a few hours spent alone. You just have to take advantage of those moments when the kids are sleeping or when they’re busy playing with Daddy, and do that thing you’ve been longing to do for a while.
Shop For Yourself
Before having kids, I shop for myself A LOT! But as soon as I found out we were expecting our first baby, I stopped shopping for myself. Since then, I found myself shopping for the kids ALL THE TIME. And then, I would always feel guilty whenever I want to get myself anything at all, especially if it’s expensive. I would always think that the money I would spend on that handbag can be used to get A LOT of stuff the kids need. And sometimes, deciding if I should get that $30 pair of jeans or 70% off coat would need a lot of contemplation too.
As moms, it’s never wrong to find yourself wanting to shop for your kids and prioritizing what they need over your wants; but it’s also never wrong to shop for yourself from time to time, especially if you haven’t gotten yourself anything for quite some time. Spoiling yourself doesn’t mean you have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars. It just means getting that thing you’ve been wanting to get for a while but have been feeling guilty to do so.
For everything you do, you deserve to treat yourself every once in a while. And that is something you shouldn’t feel guilty for. Just because you got something for yourself doesn’t mean you’re neglecting your family’s needs.
Go On A Date Night
Going on a date should be one of the things every couple should do regularly, especially after having kids. This allows you to reconnect with your partner which you rarely get to do when the kids are around. Because if you’re happy and satisfied with your relationship, positivity and happiness radiate from within you.
But unfortunately, this is something my husband and I have always struggle with. I don’t really have someone I trust to leave the kids with while we’re out; and we only get to do this when my parents are visiting. If you have someone you fully trust, then that’s amazing! Go out on a date with your partner every chance you get.
If you’re like us, who don’t have the luxury to do it often, then all you need is creativity! Take advantage of the time when the kids are in bed and spend quality time together in the comfort of your own home, which is what we always do. Come up with an activity that you both enjoy doing together like binge watching a series or watching that movie you missed a few months ago.
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This post was published in collaboration with Tomorrow Sleep.
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