Being a parent is one of the most rewarding feelings I’ve ever felt. However, it’s also one of the most exhausting jobs I’ve ever had. From early mornings, to late evenings, to sleepless nights, “mom life” is a tiring life. Finding inexpensive ways to relax and de-stress can be difficult. Spas, massages, or things like weekend getaways can really break the bank if you’re not careful.
I’m a very budget friendly spender when it comes to almost anything. I use digital coupons, check weekly sales ads, sign up for promotional emails, practically anything I can do to save money.
Groupon is a wonderful app for this very reason. I can find the same nail salons or local spas that I go to, in the app. There are some exclusions such as one-time use promos, or new customers only. But use this app to find so many relaxing goodies like massages, facials, manicure/pedicures, etc. You can also find great coupons in the mail if you receive Val-Pak or any other circulars. These are little gems that hold great discounts at local area spas and salons.
You can also turn your own home or even just your bathroom into your own personal spa. You can find very nice candles anywhere these days. I choose Bath and Body Works because there’s normally a sale going on. But even your local grocery store will carry a decent supply of candles. You can also purchase bath pillows, loofahs, bath oils, bath soaks, and so many more little luxuries to give yourself the feeling of a spa. Try adding a bottle of wine to this to make yourself feel extra fancy. Another hack I enjoy is after a hot shower, I will sit there in the steam to get that feeling of a sauna. This really wakes me up in the mornings.
Another way I like to relax is by going to a local coffee shop to just sit by myself and have some alone time. Home can be very noisy and sometimes, it’s hard to just get a moment to yourself to just “be”. I like to go somewhere I can have a nice cup of coffee, maybe a bakery item, and just sit back as long as I can and relax. Even if the kids aren’t home, getting out of the house and having some new scenery is therapeutic.
The last thing I like to do when I need to de-stress is simply take a nap. I don’t get to do this very often, but once in the while, in the daytime, I will climb in the bed and just take a nap. It does wonders like giving me energy for the rest of the day. I rarely get to enjoy this luxury, but when I do, I make sure the temp is perfect in the house, I’m in comfy clothes and there is no noise.
These are just a few things I do to relax. What are some ways you try to de-stress after a hectic week? I’d love to hear some new ideas!