You got the day off. What will you do?
Your partner, parents or babysitter is watching the kids and you are wondering what to do with an entire day off? Now it’s time to really give yourself that self-care you dreamed of! Below I share 10 different self-care activities that you can do when you have the day or some hours free.
I know we sometimes feel guilty for even desiring time without the kids – but it is okay. And it’s also okay to say heck yes, give me the day! Wherever you land, don’t worry. You are still an amazing mom who loves her kids.
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Before your day
You can do one of two things, plan out your day beforehand or let it take you where it wants to go. If you want to do something outdoors, you may want to do some planning or having extra money to get things on the go. This goes without question, but you will make sure the kids are set with someone watching them or what to do/ who to communicate to if something happens.
Most importantly, give of yourself for the day. I know it is very easy to spend the time thinking of our kids or wishing our kids were with us but take advantage of this time you have alone to do something that brings you joy and that you can’t regularly do.
List of 10 items/ activities if you have the day off:
Now time for the good stuff! Below you will find the list of things that you can do with your whole day available.
- Massage and facial.
- Go to your favorite park or museum with a journal. Time to do some visualization of the life you want and map out how you will get there.
- Go hiking or on a long outdoor walk.
- Go on a long drive to visit a friend you have not seen or hung out with in a while.
- Get your hair, makeup and nails done.
- Go to the movies and watch 2 of your favorite movies, binge on fave foods.
- Go to the library or Barnes and Nobles, pick out your favorite books, buy a drink and spend time reading.
- Go to your favorite diner or restaurant, order what you like, enjoy by yourself.
- Lay in bed, sleep, get up to eat and lay down to watch your favorite movie, show or YouTube channel.
- Declutter your things: side of bathroom, bedroom, car, office desk etc.
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Keep these things in mind
Everyone’s self-care is different so instead of doing these things alone, you may want to call your best friend to take the day off of work and come hang with you. Or, just have the day to yourself which is also perfectly fine.
I would make it a requirement for the person caring of your kid(s) to not write to you unless an emergency. You should also not be texting or calling every 5 minutes. Take the time truly for you.
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