We have said it before, and we will not grow tired of saying that 'self-care is not selfish.' Having that sacred time to recharge and attend to your own needs is not vanity. If anything, taking care of yourself is also part of taking care of your family.
To add to that, parenting expert Janet Lansbury says allotting time for self-care is not only beneficial to parents. It can also serve as a learning moment for children to "conduct healthy, respectful relationships."
Now that we have established the importance of having me-time without feeling guilty about it, below are five things that can make your alone time more relaxing. Consider this list a mom-me time starter pack:
1. Have A Relaxing Ambiance
Get a quick break from your mommy routine by creating a relaxing space. With Crane Philippines' 2-in-1 Cool Mist Humidifier with Aroma Diffuser and Nightlight (Php3,999.75), turn your room into that space.
Improve your mood as it lets you enjoy the aroma of your favorite essential oil. While the mist humidifier and aroma diffuser is plugged in, you can pick up a good book, watch your go-to show, or just simply take an undisturbed nap or meditation.
Indulge in something sweet— A chocolate, a cookie, or your favorite cake. And when it comes to sweet treats, local pastry shop Leonisa's Kitchen gets it!
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Everything on their menu feels like a hug, especially their box of assorted flavored cream puffs (Php550)! Even their pastries' visuals will remind you to have fun and add color to your life.
3. Take Your Time Doing a Skin Care Routine
Pamper yourself with some skincare routine. If you've been out of the skincare game, products that use natural ingredients are all the rave nowadays, like the ones Kamedis has in their skincare line.
Kamedis offers clinically approved botanical skincare products made from natural botanicals, making it ideal even for those who have sensitive skin.
Even on jam-packed days, moms can squeeze in a quick skincare routine at night by using the AC Clear Face Mask (Php300), a botanical-based sheet mask that cleanses and hydrates the skin. It can also help in easing 'maskne' or the pimple breakout caused by wearing face masks for a long time.
Its Topic Line can also afford moms the added relief for making sure the whole family can have healthy skin with its Topic Line that includes products that are safe to use even for babies and toddlers.