Finding time to relax in the modern world is pretty difficult, especially as a busy mumpreneur. Every time you find some spare time to take things easy and just chill out, you have this overwhelming sense of guilt.
Shouldn’t I be doing something else like sending that email, ringing a client or tweaking my website? Or if not work then shouldn’t I be prepping meals, tidying the house or decluttering the kids stuff?
The list of things to do as a busy working mum is endless and when running your own business it can be hard to switch off and separate work and life.
One thing to remember, however, is that you’ll always have something to do, but you also need to take some time out, and relax every once in a while. After all, you don’t want to burn yourself out by taking on too much! It’s so good for your mental health and a break from a hectic work schedule, though perhaps at first seeming unproductive can actually benefit it by rejuvenating your body and also your creativity.
Plus, if time is short then there are plenty of ways you can multi-task by relaxing and also getting a beauty fix at the same time. Win-win!
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Use a facemask
Those busy ladies out there will know the magic that a facemask can do more than most, especially those who suffer with adult acne. So many beauty regimes feel like they take forever, but you can literally put on a facemask and be done within the space of 10 minutes. If you really want to go all out, you can put some cucumber slices on your eyes to reduce the puffiness (and the tired busy-woman look), and to experience some relaxation whilst you get your beauty kicks. This one is great for those with a limited time and budget, who still want to look and feel great. Just resist to work whilst you have the facemask on and actually lie down for ten minutes!
Go on a spa day
There are very few people out there who can say that they dislike going to spas. If you pick out a spa wisely, you can get an afternoon tea, some treatments included, and a whole host of benefits on your day of relaxation. Floatation tanks are the latest spa trend, and they remove all sights and sounds so that you can go into a fully meditative state. You can read a guide to float tanks to find out more, but whatever you get up to on your spa day, you’ll come out of the other side of it feeling absolutely refreshed. Look out for some great deals, and get your swimming gear at the ready! If time is short then many spas offer a shorter session such as one hour or three hours which you can fit around your hectic schedule.
Run a candlelit bath
Another totally underrated relaxation and beauty fix is the candlelit bath. After a long day, is there anything better than lighting a few candles, running a hot bath, and sinking into the bubbles? This is another one of those things that only takes up an hour or so of your day, but it can really help you to look and feel better. And let’s be honest, we’re in the era of self-care. A candlelit bath definitely falls into this category, so we’re saying that you should totally go ahead and treat yourself. If you work from home then this can easily fit into your day every now and then. It’s a great stress buster and if you want a double whammy, go for the facemask at the same time.
If you want to relax whilst getting a beauty fix, then try out some of these things! If you really want to treat yourself, then you can go for a spa day, morning or afternoon, but if you’d rather keep it a little more time-efficient, then the facemask or the bubble bath will totally work too. Life as a busy mumpreneur can certainly be stressful and demanding which is why it’s so important to incorporate relaxation methods into your schedule to prevent burnout. Treat yourself, you deserve it!
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