You work hard all week, whether you are at home looking after the kids or at the office and just sometimes, it is nice to unwind and forget all your troubles with a bit of pampering. The only problem is that it can be expensive to book salons etc. That doesn't mean you can't still give yourself a nice spoil. To help give you some ideas of what you could do, in the following post we will look at some thrifty ways to still have some 'me time' from the comfort of your own home.
Have Your Husband/Partner Cook Dinner
Are you always doing the cooking in your household? It may be time to let the man of the house take that responsibility off your hands for the day. Just the mere thought of having a few hours break from standing in the kitchen preparing those healthy and balanced meals, can help as a much-needed recharge for your batteries.
It will also help you to feel less stressed because your husband or partner will have a greater understanding of what you do on a daily basis. Come on, even if your food is prepared and cooked to a world-class standard, who doesn't love having a meal that they didn't have to lift a finger while it was being made?
Host a Makeovers Afternoon/Evening with Friends
Instead of going to the beauty salon, why not invite some of your friends over and have an afternoon or evening makeover party? Perhaps the man in your life could take your kids out for this time, to the cinema or bowling, giving you ladies time to enjoy some good catching up and exchanging makeover tips. You could each bring a different beauty or make-up product so that you can all try something new.
Hire a Personal Masseuse to Visit Your House
You can actually hire a personal masseuse to visit your home to give you a professional massage, without any funny business you may have heard rumours about. Whether you do it as a couple's thing, a solo run thing or with your friends, is up to you. They will even bring their own equipment, including a massage table and a variety of oils and other accessories that will help you to feel the pressure and strains of your life leave your body.
Enjoy Some Quality Time in the Tub?
Sometimes spoiling yourself can be as simple as a bubble bath, with a glass of wine and your favourite music or a good trashy book to read. Many of us have baths that don't seem to get used quite as often as they used to. Buy out time during the week, on Friday or Saturday night or maybe even Sunday, to enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub. Turn your phone off and invest in one of the many luxury bath pillows that are available on the market right now.