“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting. .” – William Shakespeare
It is so important to take time to do nice things for ourselves. Self-pampering is not about being selfish and as mother/wife I really struggled with creating a little self-pampering time. We never had the money or I just didn’t have the time.
Yet I found a little self-pampering made me a better mom and wife. It made so the cookie ground into the living room carpet was a do able fix.
First step is to block the time out in your calendar and do not let anything interfere. It doesn’t have to be a huge amount of time, even an hour or two will do. BUT you have to stick by it.
The first few times I did this, I expected the Heavens to crash down upon me. Instead, the other
Here are some self-pampering ideas to get you started:
Take a bubble bath by candle light. Spend time in Nature. Get a manicure or pedicure. Have a massage. Listen to soothing music or nature sounds. Send yourself flowers. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at a nice restaurant.
Go window shopping. Relax with a cup of calming chamomile tea. Write your hopes, dreams and wishes in a journal. Watch a comedy or read something funny. Go for a quiet stroll in the evening, or early morning. Buy yourself something new. Get a new hairdo.
Visit a spa and have a facial. See a new movie. Dance. Take a nap. Go to an outdoor cafe and watch the world go by as you sip a latte, cappuccino, espresso or flavored coffee. Curl up with a good book. Write a love letter to yourself and mail it. Take dance lessons. Learn a new language.
Take pottery classes, or quilting classes, or learn how to make yourself some beautiful jewelry.
Read a good book ~ need a recommendation? Want super steamy to warm the cool fall nights? Dee Carney’s INTIMATE WHISPERS from Ellora’s Cave. Want less steam? Rebecca Royce’s LOVE BEYOND SANITY from Silver Publishing. Not ready for the cool fall nights and want to spend some time in the hot jungles? Cherry Adair’s HUSH.
How do you like to spend your ‘me-time’?