Self-Care Tips During The Holidays

by - 12/15/2021 12:00:00 AM


The holidays are meant to create memories and to spend time with your loved ones. As a mom, I know the holidays can become pretty stressful. From shopping for friends and family, family gatherings, to volunteering your time. You can be stretched pretty thin, leaving you with little time to actually enjoy those little moments, and time for self-care. A few years ago, I started incorporating self-care days during the holidays. In the past, I would typically host intimate holiday dinners at my home, which takes a lot of time and energy to execute. I started planning at-home spa days before and after those events. I feel so refreshed after my at-home spa day. It’s like having a mini-vacation but at home, whether it's just for the holidays, or you start to incorporate your at-home spa day into your schedule. Below, I'm sharing tips to assist you in creating the perfect self-care day at home.

I've learned that it's not fun to have a self-care day if your home isn't tidy. Try to schedule your special day during a time when you clean or have your home professionally cleaned. For example, if you know for the holidays you typically have a cleaning service come a week before Christmas to clean your home, plan your self-care day for the same day in which they come if possible. It's one less thing you have to do, and you really can enjoy your home. If you typically clean Saturday mornings, schedule your at-home spa day for Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Don't Over Think
It's so easy to overthink the first couple of self-care days, especially when your children are smaller. Once these days start to be on rotation in your schedule, it makes it a lot easier to incorporate them. Don't overthink the small stuff! If you forget something, add it to your at-home spa day list.

Wish List
Create an at-home spa day wish list. There may be products that you would like to try or even a wish list of products that you would like to order or books you would like to immerse yourself in on your special day. Write a "wish list" of items that would make your day extra special.

As a mom, our schedules can be pretty busy. Look at your calendar, whether you're using a planner or the calendar on your phone. At first glance, you may not see that you have any time for self-care. Perhaps you have to wake up a little early on Sunday to have the perfect spa day at home or go to sleep a little later than usual. Look to see what works for you, and implement those days.

Shopping List
Create a shopping list for your must-haves in order to have the perfect spa day at home. Do you need the perfect exfoliant or body wash? The perfect plush robe? A nail polish kit? Or a good book to conclude your perfect day? 

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  1. Yes to all of this. Self care is always a good thing.

  2. I love planning. its my way of taking care of myself. Dont forget self care on Holidays!

  3. It's so easy to forget to take care of ourselves over the holidays while we're scrambling to take care of everyone else. This is a great article to remind me to take time for self care during this busy time!

  4. These are all really great tips to take care of our selves. I really love this post!

  5. I'm normally pretty stocked up with supplies as I do self care when I get a chance.

  6. These are such helpful tips, thanks for sharing �� I'll definitely keep these tips in mind!

    Everything Enchanting :)

  7. The holidays can be so stressful, and it is important to take a step back and make sure we aren't overdoing it. These are good things to fit in.

  8. Love this post and it is so important to make sure you get that self care in especially during this crazy time as we are all so busy running and prepping for the Holidays :)


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