It’s nearly Mother’s Day and it’s a day to celebrate motherhood. It’s a day to figure out what you want to do and how you are going to do it. Reality is most mothers are the planners of the family so you never know what to expect on Mother’s Day. While your children and husband may be planning a brilliant weekend for you all, maybe you want to take a little downtime instead. The good news is that you can balance the best of both worlds. Here are some ideas for you to take a little time for yourself this Mother’s Day.
Tips for Moms to Take Downtime this Mother’s Day
Take Tub Time
Grab some bubble bath and a good book. Let your husband know that you’re taking some time to soak in a nice bubble bath for tub time alone. Ask if he’ll please keep an eye on the kids so you can easily soak in that tub, relax with a good book to think about nothing.
Sneak a Walk
Take off for a brisk walk through your town or on a nature trail. Mother’s Day is the perfect time of year to enjoy some outdoor time alone. If you enjoy walking, getting outside to sneak a walk is the perfect way to take some downtime.
Set a Girls Night
Schedule a date with your girlfriends. Mother’s Day is all about being spoiled in ways that make you feel special. Girlfriends have a special place in Mom’s hearts, so why not set a girls night. Just make sure that the date and time works well for your husband so you can take off without feeling guilty.
Binge Watch Netflix
If you’re into a series on Netflix but simply haven’t had the time to watch it, take this Mother’s Day as your out to binge watch your favorite show. You can do this at night when the kids go to sleep or during the day if Dad will take the kids somewhere away from the house for the day.
Lastly, you can always schedule a spa date where you get pampered for a day. This is a fun way to give yourself downtime and a little spoiled feeling on Mother’s Day. Schedule a time and date with your local spa to treat yourself to a day of pampering.
Each of these ideas for downtime won’t keep you from enjoying family time with those who planned something special for Mother’s day. These tips are just something you can take advantage of around that family time to recoup from your busy work week. These ideas are good all year round, but why not take advantage of them this Mother’s Day as your own special gift to yourself?