Although I almost never feel like I truly need a break, it’s nice to have one every once in a while. It’s also nice when, out of nowhere, I’m surprised with a “Do you want to take a bath?” from my husband. I get this look of astonishment and adoration because, yes, I do want to take a bath. Yes, I do want to relax a bit.
After a day of household chores, working on our jobs or the blog, and even simply holding our 20+lb son around, I’m always ready for a break. But I almost always choose a mental break over a physical one. I’ve started to take notice the aches my postpartum body feels, and I have realized I need to take better care of it.
Night Of Relaxation
I have day dreams about what my future bathroom will look like in my first house. It’s going to be the most glorious bathroom you have ever seen. On my Pinterest board, I have many pins dedicated to my bathroom oasis. But until that day comes, I am stuck with an itty-bitty tub and my “spa essentials”.
Tonight, I gathered up my Real Simple magazine from March that I’ve been meaning to read, my iPad to play the Hamilton soundtrack, and a glass of water and headed to our little bathroom. After the bath was drawn, I hopped right in and wasn’t even slightly bothered by the hot water.
I need to become more acquainted with taking care of myself. After getting married and especially after having Mason, I am my last priority. Between all the living beings I’m responsible for, I feel like I don’t have time for myself. Having Matty here to care for me is one of the reasons being married to him is so wonderful. We truly live up to the marriage goal of giving/caring for the other person first.
So I’ve just kind of lost myself. I’m sure I’m not the only woman who’s done this. But I don’t want to neglect myself completely, so I’m going to try to be better.
Makeup has not really been a priority (almost ever), but I sure love it. I also love wearing clean clothes with no drool or spit up. And it’s simply wonderful to get time to myself, either by taking a bath or even taking my dogs outside and playing with them.
Taking care of yourself is so important, and that’s what tonight has been about. Any thoughts on how to relax better? Have a great Sunday night, readers.