Tea Time- Believe it or not tea does make it better. Once baby is sleeping or calm put the kettle on. The warmth and aroma of from the drink will immediately lift your spirits. I’m quite found of Damask Rose Tea. Feeling decadent? Hot chocolate with cinnamon is just the ticket.
Mani Pedi- freshly done nails is a quick and easy way inject colour and cheer into your life. There are polishes that dry in 60 seconds. I tend to do mine half an hour before bedtime. In the morning, it’s a thrill to see pretty fingers and toes.
Colour me happy- On the topic of colour therapy, colouring isn’t just for kids. I was amazed at how relaxing colouring in a colouring book was. It also helped to reignite my creative side
Rubber Dub Dub- a warm bath by candle light is quite soothing. Before you set baby to sleep set the bath to fill with your favourite bath oil, bubble bath or bath soak. Once baby’s down light some candles, submerge into the water. INHALE. RELAX.
Hit the Road Jack- take a short walk for some fresh air. Have a friend or family member to look after baby while you take a walk on your own. I was unable to do that, because there was now one to ask, so, I’d pop Angelo into the carrier baby. He was usually asleep by the time I was out the door. It was super cosy like having a life-sized warm teddy companion.
Screen time. Sometime you feel out of the loop with nothing but kids tv on the box. However, Netflix similar sites allow you to have several users at the same time. Toddlers can tune into an age appropriate programme, while you catch up on your favourite show via your laptop or mobile (if like me you only have one tele in house).
As a mother there will always be reasons to feel guilty, looking after your well-being shouldn’t be one of them. How so you take time out? Please share your tips with us.