Once you have kids it’s so easy to get carried away with their lives, their needs, their wants that you forget about YOUR needs, YOUR wants and YOUR life. I know I’m certainly guilty of this.
I’ve gone for months without having a mani/pedi or curling up with a good book for hours. I haven’t attended a Pilates class since I had James, I use DIY face masks I have no idea about and to me, a coffee date with a friend is the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest.
But there is one thing, one tiny little thing that I do for me on a weekly basis.
I get a massage. At home.
I know a wonderful girl who used to massage me when I was pregnant with James. A few weeks after he was born she offered to come to our house and give me a full body massage aka a proper back massage. Best idea ever!
So since then, every week, excluding sick baby days, once a week for one whole hour, after the kids have been tucked in and the house is finally quiet, it’s all about me. And my body. And my mind. Sometimes I switch off, concentrating on my breathing and relaxing. Other times I take the time to sort things out in my head, to deal with something that may be nagging me and let it go. Getting a massage is the single one thing I do for me because I reckon I deserve it.
So what do you do for YOU? The one thing that revitalises you and keeps you sane? I would love to hear your experiences.