In the frenzy of activities that make up the modern lifestyle, the importance of finding time alone is becoming more and more evident. One of the most visible signs of this is stress. The contemporary adult is under a lot more stress than the previous generation. One of the reasons for this is that we are exposed to many more activities.
It gets even more hectic for those who are parents. Kids today have the option to take part in many different activities. Parents who support their kids have to give up a lot of time to ensure their kids are able to attend regularly. Between spending time at their kids’ activities and also working to pay for them, there is very little time for self.
The idea that a parent must be completely selfless is entirely misunderstood. Selfless is closer to generous. This is very different from selfish. Many parents and especially mothers think selfless is selfish. If you have taken care of the needs of your kids there must be some time left for you. If there isn’t then your life is unbalanced.
Every mother should want to look relaxed, healthy and happy. There is a good reason for this. If you are relaxed, healthy and happy then you will also look your very best on a daily basis. A small adjustment to your life like making regular time for yourself can change your looks and your attitude.
A lot of women believe ‘me time’ will either cost too much money or take up too much time. In fact, if you use your time wisely, you can actually extend your budget. The hardest part is setting aside time for you and sticking to it.
The Beauty of Bathing
It’s no secret that making use of a spa costs money. However, many such treatments can be carried out at home.
Always have tea candles and fragrant bath oil available. Light some candles and fill the tub with tepid water and perfume with sweet bath oil.
Some of us enjoy a glass of refreshing mineral water. Others choose to sip a glass of their favorite wine. Many women make sure they have a tray of their most loved chocolates to nibble.
If you want to enhance this solitary time of relaxation even more then have your favorite music playing in the background. There are those who want the benefit of gentle music and those who prefer rock. We are all unique and have different needs and this is your time to choose what makes you happiest.
Relaxing in a tub of fragrant water may be the best time to lie back and read that novel you’ve wanted to read for months. If you set aside this time for reading it means you can join a book club. Meeting up every now and then to discuss a good book is a means of meeting new people and socializing.
Bathing has been an important ritual for women for thousands of years and with good reason. Not only does it provide time that is entirely private but it allows a woman to relax, think, read, drink eat and improve hygiene and beauty. Of course, the modern woman has the added advantage of using this time to romance the man in her life via her cell phone. This special time is all about you.