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How to practice self-care this Mother’s day

Mother’s Day Sunday is always day filled with love, appreciation, memorable moments and connecting with your inner child. Either you’re spoiling your mothers or getting spoilt by your own children - but there’s also the opportunity to spoil yourselves.

There’s nothing better you can give a busy mom than the gift of free time - but so often, we are scared to give it to ourselves. As women we have been preconditioned to feel guilty, ashamed, or even embarrassed to admit that we feel overwhelmed.

This year, why not use Mother’s Day as a day to celebrate how far you’ve come. In addition to spending quality time with the kids, (whom you love very much yet still need a break from at times) schedule time for a solo activity to help recharge your mind, body and soul.

It can be something as simple as indulging in a good book or treating yourself to a well-deserved spa day.

Here are a few ways you can spoil yourself this Mother’s Day.

Enjoy a spa treatment

When you look good, you feel good - and vise versa. If you find yourself with some free time this weekend, why not book yourself a spa treatment? A luxrious massage, facial or sauna session can do wonders to elevate your overall mood. By taking care of yourself first you can better take care of your little loved ones.

Get a new ‘do

You know what they say, a new hair do represents new beginnings. And Mother’s Day is the perfect time for cutting off the old and ushering in the new. Whether it’s old parenting habits you wish to break or new ways of bonding you wish to implement with your kids, a new hairstyle can you give you the confidence to take the leap.

Rediscover an old hobby

Parenting often requires sacrificing your free time and the activities that filled it in. Instead of being an avid gamer, painter, gardener of museum hopper, you are now spending hours helping little people discover the world. This Mother’s Day, why not set aside time to revive a hobby you once loved? You might even tap into a part of yourself you thought has been lost. A deep sense of fulfilment can come from this finding, and you’ll be able to be a better, more patient parent because of it.

Be wined and dined

Whether by yourself or with a partner, a pre-cooked meal for busy moms is always a welcome gift - even better when it’s at a fancy restaurant. Enjoy a meal out at one of your favourite spots and leave the guilt (and the kids) at home.

Plan a movie night

Movies allow us to escape into a different reality - no responsibilities, no commitments or obligations. If ‘me-time’ is what you’re after, this is the perfect solution. Pop on your favourite film or series, stock up on stacks, and get comfy. Noise-cancelling headphones are optional, and don’t forget to lock the door. We promise you’ll emerge a new person.

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