Knackered? This Is Your Self-Care Wish List
Hands up who else is absolutely shattered by the time holidays roll around? If your answer is a categorical “yes”, read on.
This year (with a five-month-old in tow) there’s no appropriate superlative which describes the exhaustion that is my life right now. On the flip side, I’ve spent a shed-load of time googling while feeding through the night and I’ve come up with a stellar self-care wish list to help you (and me) make the most of 2019. With one or all of these little indulgences I’m sure we’ll be feeling chipper (and more ourselves) in no time.
You know you deserve it, so sign up for a f-load of facials.
2. Something for bed
For you southern hemisphere ladies, these Luna Atelier pure silk PJs are divine. I own the slip in the same print, which I can just as legitimately wear to dinner as I can to bed. Win.
3. A (really) nice bottle of red
Like, $500-dollars-per-glass nice? I can’t drink much as I’m breastfeeding so when I do I make sure it’s good. Although, maybe not this good. A girl can dream…
4. A bookshelf in the palm of your hand
There’s nothing like a good book to read by the pool/fireplace and escape the stresses of the season. I’m not dextrous enough to hold a baby and a book at the same time so there hasn’t been much reading going on in my house. BUT, my hubby (bless him) came to the rescue this week and surprised me with a Kindle Paperwhite. Problem solved.
5. Beach accessory
I grew up on the beach, so I’ve been yearning to introduce the bub to the sand, surf and salty air. I want to protect his super soft, perfect skin so this sun shelter is a must.
6. Something classic
My hubby bought me this Vanrycke necklace after I gave birth as a little celebratory gift. It’s the most delicate piece of jewellery I have ever seen. I love it. So will you.
8. A Night To Remember
Spending a night in a nice hotel (by yourself or with a friend) in your own city is the panacea for any level of exhaustion. I dream regularly of such things! Living in Hong Kong, I’d angle for a night at the Mandarin Oriental. I’m sure there’s a gorgeous hotel in your city already on your radar – look it up and drop the hint. Just imagine that looong sleep in and breakfast in bed. Happy-friggin-Christmas.
9. Something for someone else
Being a mother is no joke. I was lucky enough to have an incredible support network and access to healthcare professionals while I was pregnant and after I gave birth. They got me through twelve of the toughest months of my life.
Every Mother Counts is a charity which helps women around the world to gain access to the support and (prenatal and postnatal) care they need. A big fat donation to this cause is “#1 on my list”.
Gifts aside, hit up that eggnog and enjoy making happy memories with your family and friends this season!