Celebrate Mother’s Day—Make a Fuss Over Yourself!

I love being a Mom. I love Mother’s Day. I love the attention, the meals, and the homemade cards and gifts. However, as a busy Mom, and a busy business owner and speaker, I have learned something very important along my way.

Although it is wonderful to have other people make a fuss over me, it is vitally important for my health and happiness to fuss over myself once in awhile. This is what I want to encourage all of you to do. Fuss over yourself!

So, for all you Moms–and I include everyone who does a “Mom Job” — do try this!

It may sound funny at first, but when you think about it, why not? We are allowed to give ourselves a pat on the back, and tell ourselves we are doing a good job!

So, after May 10th, when your “Special Day” is over, here are some things you can do to celebrate what a great Mom you are:

  • Make a lunch or coffee date with a good friend. Don’t rush. Laugh a lot.
  • Take a day off. (Don’t tell anyone.) Do whatever you want.
  • Schedule a massage or pedicure. Yes, you can.
  • Go buy yourself a present. Have it gift wrapped. Smile and carry it happily with you while you decide when you want to open it.
  • Go for a long walk– enjoy the outdoors, breathe fresh air, and rejuvenate your soul. Turn off the phone for your walk.
  • Give yourself permission to sit and read, or just sit and listen to your own music for an hour or two.

  • Turn on some music, and dance. Cut loose and dance as if no one is watching. (Which no one is!)
  • Take yourself on a “date” for a movie and a little treat!

Taking time for yourself will make you a happier, healthier woman. We all need to refresh, regroup, and rethink about our lives, and our desires and hopes. You will return to “real life” recharged!

And ultimately, fussing over yourself will make you an even better mother!

Happy Mother’s Day!

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