I have to be honest here and as delightful as being a full time mumma is….. it can be exhausting. You wouldn’t have it any other way….. but sometimes you need to do a little thing for yourself. I have found that far from being selfish taking small amounts of time in the day to indulge myself has only helped me to be a more present and happy mum for the rest of the day. Here are some of the small treats I like to do for myself….
Have a coffee- I mean not just instant but taking the time to either make myself a fancy one or buying myself a fancy one which I drink whilst taking Milly out in the pushchair.
Have a bath- when she is asleep in the morning I generally do housework/jobs/baking etc but at least once a week I have a longer wallow in a bath. I have also started to pop on a facemask and get out a little earlier so I have time for a nice body oil or gradual tanner.
Statement necklaces- Often clothes are plain and/ or based around easy boob access. You often don’t fit a huge amount of your clothes. A cheery necklace makes me feel more together when I look in the mirror.
Doing my hair- I cut off all my hair into a bob not long after Milly was born and my post pregnancy hormones mean that my hair only needs a wash twice weekly ( 3 times max). After at least one of these washes I try and straighten my hair and wear it down in its intended style.
TV Show- Have a show you like to watch. Each day at 4pm Milly has a feed and starts to need to wind down. This often involves lots of mummy cuddles and a nap on me. No problem I get set up on the couch and watch an hour of UKTV or TOWIE.