The Millennial Mom's Guide to Practicing Self Care During the Holiday Season
Self care, while vital to your mental & physical health, can be difficult to attain, especially for moms during the holiday season. Children practically live for the holidays! The gifts, the treats, the baking, the events...but it takes a toll on us hard-working moms. You shouldn't forget to take care yourself during this season. It’s honestly the best way to make sure you’re taking good care of your kids as well (put the oxygen mask on yourself first girl...you can’t save nobody if you’re knocked out). To help us all out, I’ve made this quick little guide (compiled by a Millennial mother, for Millennial mothers) on how to unwind and treat yourself during the hectic holiday season.
Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough beauty sleep is important for every mom's self care. Without rest, you will exhibit grogginess, tiredness and sluggish behavior. While adequate sleep can be hard to attain on any day...it’s especially difficult during the holidays. But, you need to make sure you’re finding time in your busy schedule for both a full night's sleep as well as the occasional 20-30 minute power nap. Holiday movies, like Charlie Brown and Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, are usually playing on cable television (or on repeat in your Netflix queue), providing your youngsters with enough preoccupation to (hopefully) get an hour or two of shut-eye after a long day of holiday hustling.
Holiday treats, candies and cookies can seem very appealing to the average time-crunched and sleep deprived Millennial mom. Candy canes and fruitcake are in abundance. But, you should remember to leave those cookies for Santa. Let him pack on the extra pounds, he can afford it! Eating healthy (or at least healthy-ish) is vital for your holiday self care. Refrain from overeating turkey, stuffing, ham and other holiday delicacies, because these are all typically loaded with simple carbs and animal fats. This will only result in a loss of energy, which every mother needs most during the holiday season.
I know, I know, it sounds crazy to suggest it, but pampering yourself is by far the most beneficial step in taking care of yourself as a holiday harried Millennial mom. Put the phone and to-do list away for a few hours if possible, and organize a small spa day for yourself. Find time while children are at school, at a friend’s house or outside playing in the snow, in order to take advantage of various spa-like activities that will help you feel up to handling the holiday craziness. Start with adding our Lavender Himalayan Salt Scrub to your shower routine. Your skin will feel polished and moisturized like it never has before...and the glow - girl, the glow alone is worth it. Follow it up with our Himalayan Sea Salt Cocoa Butter, a luxurious cream that will melt into your skin. Just the act of rubbing it in will help you feel a bit more peaceful and calm, while providing you with silky soft skin. Combining a body butter with an exfoliating, refreshing Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub will make you feel pampered, fresh and ready to face whatever this holiday holds!
Take a tip from me, it’s important to take just a little time for yourself everyday - and more important during the holidays - so that you can stay centered and sane for your children. Following just a few of the tips listed above will vastly improve the quality of each day during this holiday season.