After I had Liam, Andrew asked me what I wanted for Mother’s Day that year. I had a 3 month old baby. I was exhausted and still didn’t feel remotely like myself. I told him I wanted a day to myself to do whatever I wanted. I went to a barre class, got a massage, came home, did a face mask, took a shower, and laid in bed watching Netflix. Then I missed my boys and made them hang out with me. Since then I have done the same thing for my birthday and Mother’s Day in the following years. For those that may be wondering what to ask for for Mother’s Day, or if you just need a really great ideal self-care day. I am sharing mine.
Ideal Self-Care Day
My ideal self-care day would start one of two ways depending on how I am that day. I would either wake up really early or be able to lay in bed for a little while. I never get to do that. In fact since we had Liam the only time I have leisurely woken up was on our trip to Florida last summer.
I would have breakfast, get dressed, meditate (I use Headspace), and head to a yoga or barre class. I find both to be very calming and they are my favorite classes to take.
Once I am done with a workout I would go get a mani/pedi and have an extra long foot rub and should rub which I rarely treat myself to. If money is no object I would also go get an 80 minute massage.
Then I would get a latte from Starbucks, come home, take a shower, do a face mask, and get in bed. I would spend the rest of the day catching up on all the TV I am usually super behind on or binge a new show. I would also read and spend time under my weighted blanket (my favorite way to relax).
I truly think self-care encompasses all forms of health (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual). So a self-care day needs to make you feel whole in every aspect at least for me it does.
I would love to know how you would spend an ideal self-care day.