Life as a parent can feel like you’re continuously on fast forward. There are always things to do and finding time for yourself can be hard. The holidays are typically when you get long breaks from work and more time to spend with your loved ones. However, if you aren’t careful, you can find that you’re so caught up in planning and organizing festivities that you forget to take time out for yourself. To avoid this, you’ve got to make a conscious effort to set aside quality time. Here are a few ideas for quality time whether it be with your partner or on your own this holiday season.
One quality time idea for you as a parent is to go and get a spa treatment. Going to the spa is a great way to end the year as well as get some well-deserved relaxation. You could choose to go with your partner and get a sitter for the kids that day. It may also interest you to know that spas are good for you as saunas protect against dementia, lower the risk of sudden cardiac-related death if you go often, and they can also be pretty relaxing.
Tip: Not all spa treatments are effective, so do your research before going. Choose the specific ones you want to get that will meet your objectives for going whether it be relaxation, rejuvenation or an extra glow.
See a Musical
If you enjoy music and drama, why not go and see a musical during your quality time? For instance, you could go and see a good Christmas themed musical like White Christmas and take advantage of any ticket sale you see. Aside from this, there are so many others like the classic Lion King, Wicked, or Aladdin.
Tip: It can be so easy to talk yourself out of doing activities for your pleasure during the holidays, but you can prevent this from happening if you pre-book activities. Consider buying your tickets ahead of time so that you can’t easily back out. You may also find out doing so saves you money too.
Go on a Weekend Getaway
Another idea for quality time during the holidays is a weekend getaway. If you have the extra funds for this, it may be worthwhile. Take a few days to yourself and book a trip to somewhere local and affordable. It could be anything from a luxury hotel to a resort as long as you can relax and touch base with yourself or your partner. If you want to go on a romantic getaway, you could consider going to Las Vegas for the weekend as it’s jampacked with activities.
Tip: To save on a weekend getaway, take advantage of last-minute reservations and book Saturday through Monday. Also, try bidding sites and always take advantage of any deals or sales you see as there should be many before and during the holidays.
Setting aside quality time for you and your partner this holiday season is something worth prioritizing. It’s important that you use the holiday season to reconnect and take time to appreciate each other. Doing so should make the holidays a time where you look forward to looking after yourself as well as others.