I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off for quite sometime now (#momof3) but with the holidays here it has been multiplied times 5. I was ripping and running and actually making myself sick. I started feeling super irritated, anxious, tired and quite frankly just bothered. My husband and I went to dinner with one of our favorite couples and the wife expressed to me how hard it was for her when their kids were young. She said that she was always moody and tired and didn’t want to be bothered half of the time. Now that they are all grown up she can relax a little and do what she wants to do. (When the grandkids aren’t around lol) I know you Mommas can relate!
After we dropped them off at their hotel, I realized that I had a gift card to the Mandarin Oriental Spa from Mother’s Day that I had not used. It was just sitting in my wallet for like 5 months. That is how hectic things have been. As soon as I woke up on Monday morning I called the Spa and set up my appointment for the next day. I knew that if I pushed it to the following week something would come up and I would have to postpone it cause thats what moms do. Am I right?
I made my appointment during school hours of course. I planned the day perfectly. If I dropped the kids off at 8:30, I could be to the Spa by 9:30 and be out by 1:30. Well things were going as planned when I got a call from my daughter begging me to bring her timeline that she left in the office. So my relaxing day turned into rushing from one school to another then sitting in traffic to get to Brickell. But, once I arrived at the hotel at 9:45 the ambiance took over and I felt a sense of peace all over me. This was my day and for the next 5 hours I was going to chill. Yes, I was there for 5 hours. I had a 90 minute massage, facial, manicure and pedicure and it was amazing. The hotel staff made my day. So if you are a little burnt out and looking for a little me time here are a few ideas to destress during the holidays. Cause if Momma ain’t happy, nobody is happy.
10 Ways to De-stress
- Spa Day
- 24 hour Staycation at your favorite hotel
- Dinner for 1 at your favorite restaurant
- Get a massage
- Buy yourself something that you usually wouldn’t buy (Tom Ford, lol)
- Go for a long walk
- Candle lit bubble bath
- Go to a yoga/meditation class