In the whirlwind of motherhood, finding time for self-care can seem like an impossible task, especially if you have young children. But it's vital to remember that you deserve a little pampering, too! In this blog post I'm going to share a delightful weekend mornings routine designed for a mom of four, but with a twist: no kids in sight. This time is all about you and nurturing your well-being and mental health. Even if you can only find a little time try to make the most of that precious time and fit as much self care in as you can. From a serene beach walk to a nourishing hair and skincare regimen, we've got you covered. Of course you might not be able to manage to make enough time for yourself for all of this every single weekend, but be it Saturday or Sunday mornings, do try to make the time.
So let's dive into the ultimate self-care experience to help you start your weekend feeling rejuvenated and empowered, ready for the whole day ahead and ensuring that you have a great time spoiling yourself for once.
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1. Rise and Shine
Begin your day early, even if it's just a tad earlier than you're used to. A peaceful morning starts with a gentle awakening. I like to sit downstairs and enjoy the quiet with a cup of coffee. Your body clock will get used to the new waking time.
- Set your alarm to wake up 15 minutes earlier than usual. This little bit of time will make a huge difference, trust me.
- Avoid checking your phone, social media or emails first thing. Give yourself some time to center your thoughts, wake up properly from your sleep cycle and set the tone for a serene morning. There will be plenty of time later in the day for reading the news and thinking about personal projects or your to do list.
2. Beachside Bliss
Embrace the tranquility of the morning by taking your furry friend for a refreshing walk on the beach. This is a great way to wake up and get some exercise in before the day starts properly. Of course this doesn't need to be a walk, this is the perfect time to go for a morning bike ride, long walk, short or long run or even a swim. Just move your body a little with some physical activity and get out in the fresh air.
- If you don't live near the beach, find a local park or nature reserve to enjoy the calming benefits of nature and fresh air.
- Deep breathing exercises can amplify the relaxation you feel during your morning walk, blowing away the cobwebs and any negativity from the previous long week. .
3. The Epsom Salt Bath Sanctuary
- Epsom salts can help reduce muscle tension and improve sleep quality.
- The aromatic bath oil can elevate the bathing experience, enhancing relaxation.
4. Setting the Mood
Light a scented candle or burning a wax melt to create a calming ambiance in your bathroom. The flickering flame and subtle aroma will set the mood for your well-deserved self-care session.
- Choose scents like lavender, vanilla, or eucalyptus for a soothing effect.
- Dim the lights for a more relaxed atmosphere.
5. Hair Transformation with Olaplex
Pamper your hair with Olaplex, a favorite among hairstylists and haircare enthusiasts. This magical potion restores and rejuvenates your locks, making them glossy and resilient.
- Follow the instructions on the Olaplex product for the best results.
- Be patient, as the treatment may take some time to work its magic.
6. A Soak of Serenity
Slide into your bath and soak away your cares. This is your time to disconnect, meditate, or simply enjoy the soothing warmth. Try not to think about your to-do list, the weekly meal plan or Monday morning and the work week that has just gone - focus on the peace you feel in the moment.
- Consider playing calming music or guided meditation to enhance your relaxation.
- Keep a glass of water nearby to stay hydrated during your soak.
7. Post-Bath Luxuries
After you've had your fill of serenity, step out of the bath and pamper your skin. Begin with body moisturizer, locking in the moisture from your bath.
- Focus on areas that tend to get dry, like elbows, knees, and feet.
- Massage the moisturizer in, which can promote circulation and relaxation.
8. Facial TLC
A good morning routine involves great skincare to set your face up for the day, after all your face deserves a little love, too. Apply a nourishing face moisturizer to hydrate your skin and keep it looking youthful.
- Don't forget to apply the moisturizer to your neck and décolletage for a consistent look.
- Consider using a facial roller for a refreshing massage - it's the perfect relaxing way to improve your skin.
- Add a vegan collagen supplement to your routine to boost things even further.
9. Sun-Kissed Protection
Even on a relaxing day, don't forget your sunscreen, it should be part of your everyday routine and not just a good weekend routine after all. Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays to maintain its health and beauty. This is an essential part of any skincare routine, all year round.
- Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.
- Reapply if you plan to spend time outside later in the day.
10. Hair Elixir
Olaplex doesn't stop at the treatment phase. Enhance your hair's shine and health by applying Olaplex bonding oil, ensuring your locks look their best.
- A little goes a long way. Start with a small amount and add more if needed.
- Focus on the ends and mid-lengths of your hair.
11. Sleek and Stylish
Now that your hair is well-prepped, it's time to style it. I'm a huge fan of this Color Wow Dream Coat treatment before blow-drying and straightening for a flawless look. It is part of my consistent routine now and I wouldn't be without it.
- Use heat protectant products to shield your hair from potential damage.
- Consider using a heat setting that's suitable for your hair type to prevent unnecessary stress on your locks. I like the Dyson hairdryer because it causes less damage.
12. Radiant Makeup
Embrace your natural beauty with a light and radiant makeup look. Choose products that make you feel confident and comfortable. I've just discovered the Trinny London range and I'm in love!
- Go for a natural look that enhances your features without feeling heavy.
- Don't rush the makeup application; enjoy the process.
13. Nutrient-Rich Nourishment
Finish off your self-care routine with a nutritious and energizing Chocolate Huel protein shake to fuel your day. I love the Huel shakes as they are so easy to make, full of nutrients and vegan too. I really find that they are one of the best ways to start the day.
- Customize your shake with your favorite ingredients like banana, peanut butter, or honey for added flavor.
- Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water.
Every mom deserves a break, and this perfect Saturday morning routine is one of the sure-fire ways way to reclaim some 'me time.' By following these steps, you can start your weekend feeling refreshed, confident, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way. Remember, taking care of yourself isn't just a luxury; it's a necessity. Enjoy your self-care weekend, and let it be a reminder of how important it is to prioritize your own well-being just as much as any other family member. You've got this, ready and refreshed for the next week ahead!
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