Time to Give Back to YOU
No need to wait until Mother's Day to begin pampering yourself today.
While many moms do not have the option of taking a day off, why not create "mini retreats" throughout the day.
Take these Top 5 "Pamper Me" tips along with registration to the free Yummy Mummy Makeover Teleseminar Event and you have the perfect formula to revitalize, refresh and recapture who you are as a woman!
Top 5 "Pamper Me" Tips
1. Surround Yourself with Scents
This is by far the fastest, easiest way to instantly change your mood. Splurge on a great candle - I love Yankee Candles and have at least 3 different scents on hand at all times. Mango Peach Salsa is a great "pick me up" and if I want to feel like I am away on vacation, I light Vanilla Lime.
Having a small bottle of the essential oil of your choice is also great to have on hand. I love peppermint oil...not only can you place a dab on your temples or wrist when you feel a bit stressed, but you can also rub the oil on your shoulders for a wonderfully warm, stress-melting experience.
2. Sounds to Nourish your Soul
Music is another awesome instant escape.
Choose songs that soothe your soul - I love Enya. This is also what I listened to when I delivered Tyler. At this point whenever I am feeling a but too stressed, simply humming a couple of her songs brings me instant peace.
Choose songs that are energizing, making you want to get up and dance! Feel your groove and go with it!
Or simply choose songs that allow you to revisit one of the happy times in your life. I enjoy playing songs that take me back to the fun times of college (Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Icecube - I know...not what you would expect).
3. At-Home Facial
Taking care of your skin is just as important as eating right and working out. When your skin feel radiant and fresh...you look it! Cleanse, soften and revitalize your skin with a 5 minute facial you can do right at home.
All you need is a cleanser, an exfoliating scrub - I love the apricot scrub for it is super affordable and makes my skin feel so soft - toner you can lightly spritz - witch hazel is great, and finally follow up with a great moisturizer.
If you are looking for some great makeup tips and want to know the best buys for your beauty brigade....be sure to register for the Yummy Mummy Makeover for our Busy Mom Beauty Expert, Tammy Gibson - from A Mom in Red High Heels.com - will be sharing all her secrets and strategies on how to look your absolute best!
4. Treat yourself to Tea Sipping on a freshly brewed cup of herbal tea can relax your mind, soothe your soul and warm your heart. I have found that when life gets super busy, the best way to slow yourself down is by sipping on this soothing beverage - you have no other choice, plus it brings awareness back into your body.
Choose a relaxing herbal mix.
~ Chamomile is known for calming your nerves.
~ Spearmint calms digestion
~ Essence of Licorice - you MUST try it. I was hooked after grabbing a box of Celestial Seasonings Tension Tamer. The sweet flavor of the tea was the licorice. Super delightful PLUS - get this - also great for relieving menstrual cramps and believed to increase your libido!
Side benefit...this drink is calorie free and distracts you from grabbing the typical junk food for comfort.
5. Move Your Body
"I hope you are not saying exercise is a form of pampering!?" Well, when your body feels good, your mind feels good. So why not do something good for your body each and every day. No it does not always require a full blown, total body workout. But doing something simple for your body a few minutes a day can only bring you endless benefits!
Make it simple and choose:
~ Yoga. Practice some yoga moves a couple times a day. I am a huge fan of Sun Salutations.
~ Simply Stretch. If you find yourself sitting for long periods of time, every hour get up and move your body around.
~ Body Weight Moves. Carve out 5 minutes for a mini revitalizing resistance circuit. I enjoy burpees, push ups and Y-squats. Performed back to back for 5-10 minutes.
~ Go for a Walk. Yes if anything, get outside, breathe in the fresh air and get a little sunshine. Just 5 to 10 minutes once or twice a day - whatever you can fit in - will help you stay alert and refreshed.
This Mother's Day, while you may receive cards and gifts that speak of how much you are loved and appreciated, please remember it is just as important that YOU recognize and celebrate everything you do as well.
So give yourself a little love and care by pampering yourself with these "mini retreats". As you can see, taking care of you is something that can be done each and every day for the rest of your life!
What have you done for Yourself today?
For a complete head to toe, mind, body and soul makeover...
~Don't forget to register for your Free Yummy Mummy Makeover - Event kicks of Tuesday, May 13th!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Time to Give Back to YOU