Why it’s not selfish to pamper yourself – $1000 SpaFinder Giveaway!!
Posted Sep 04 2012 1:28pm
Do you remember the time I posted about how moms (and women in general) have a tendency to feel selfish when it comes to health? Remember when I said it’s NOT?
I still stand by that.
More so now than ever am I finding that taking the time to make sure we’re healthy is far from selfish – in fact, I find it quite the opposite. It’s selfish not to take care of yourself. That might sound silly to some of you, but it’s true. The less you take care of yourself, the less yourself you are. If you’re like me, you’re moody, fatigued, sore, and unfocused. (And when that’s me, there’s a very unhappy family.)
Taking time to work out, paying attention to what you eat, and giving yourself the time to unwind is pretty crucial to your health. Recently, I started taking advantage of my new bigger master bathroom and started taking some time to myself. I’ve discovered that I feel so much better after taking a half an hour (to an hour) in my little corner of peace, listening to the sounds of the pond outside, and letting the week’s craziness leave my mind.
Being a stay-at-home mom (and a full-time student) can be insane. I’ll just put it out there. I’ve seen both worlds. Two kids, full-time, 50-hour work week, and the rush to get it all done…and the full-time student, stay-at-home-mom that gets pulled in a million directions…neither are glamorous and both can be really stressful. (Side note: I love being a mother…and both sides are equally hard. And worth it.) Right now, I’m at home…and that means I hear the word “Mommy” about 2398279287349873 times a day…and clearing my mind is…well…vital to my family’s happiness.
So Sunday nights have become my pampering night.
Being able to take some time to pamper myself has been a huge help to my sanity. Working out, eating right, and relaxing = a healthy well-being.
What do I consider my #1 tools for pampering myself?
1. Dove Intensive Therapy Oil Care. I’ve used Dove conditioner for about 5 years now. I have tired the “switch it up, feel a difference” thing. (You know…where you switch to a different conditioner and your hair suddenly feels more luxurious than ever?) It doesn’t work on my hair. The only thing that does is Dove. I have the thickest hair ever…and it grows so quickly. (I just cut off 10″ on my birthday a donated it. It took me roughly a year to grow it that long.) The oil care has done the best job of keeping my hair soft, that’s for sure. (If I can’t find that, I go with the color care.) I’ve even switched to big names like Paul Mitchell, Redken, & Healthy Sexy Hair…I always go back to Dove.
2. Starbucks. Really. Do I need to anything more about a perfect cup of coffee? I would say wine like many of you other ladies, but I only just recently discovered I like a Moscato.
3. Skin Milk. Best. Bubble bath. Ever. No Mr. Bubble for me, thanks.
4. Johnson’s Foot Soap. 15 minutes in a soak with this stuff and my terrible feet are so much better. I have one dry foot. I kid you not, ONE. The toenails get dry and brittle, my foot peels, cracks, you name it. Gross. Just one. This stuff is theonly stuff that softens it and lets me pumice that nastiness off.
Oh, and of course you need a candle. Preferably a scent that smells like Hazelnut Biscotti.
So who wants to get pampered with me?
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