30+ Easy Ways to Pamper Yourself
Treating yourself can be cheap (even free!) and fast if you follow these relaxing, refreshing tips for mom
In honor of Mother's Day, here are 32 fun ways to treat yourself that won't break the bank or take too much time, so you can feel spoiled all year long.
Time to indulge
You may not get a whole day at the spa, but you can learn to take advantage of those brief but blessed windows of freedom when the baby naps or spends time with Dad.
If you have 15 minutes...
Make yourself a cup of tea and watch Saturday Night Live clips on YouTube or Hulu.
Toss out all your raggedy, stretched-out underwear and order some sexy new ones online.
Put on your favorite Alicia Keys or John Mayer CD, dim the lights, and pour yourself a glass of wine.
If you have 30 minutes...
Hole up in your bedroom with a cozy throw and a bowl of ice cream to watch the most mind-numbing show you can find. The Hills is always a safe bet.
Call that old friend you recently found on Facebook and talk for 30 minutes about the old days -- without once using the words "sore nipples" or "colic."
If you have an hour...
Go to the gym. Spend 20 minutes walking on the treadmill and 40 reading magazines in the steam room. Take a car ride, music (not Barney) blasting, along pretty roads near your home. Stop somewhere scenic and just sit for a while before heading back.
If you have three hours...
Bike to a park with a friend; pass right by the swings and sandbox and find a grassy spot for a picnic lunch.
Find the coziest corner at the coffee shop, order a latte, and read half a novel without interruption.