As a single parent in charge of everything, I have to make an extra effort to take care of myself. I'm a better mom and friend when I do. Many times, I don't have the money to get massages or other items or services that would be special treats to enjoy. What I've learned, over the course of time, is that I can either find the money or treat myself with some self-service.
Am I talking about sex-toys again?
Why the hell not? I definitely believe that single women should invest in a special battery operated boyfriend, dildo, porn or whatever is going to make life a little less frustrating. Men have toys and special items that they could use as well. Go get you some! Last year during the month of May, I celebrated Masturbation Month in the hopes of encouraging more self-love among readers. Because if you don't know how to please yourself, who else will be able to figure it out, right?
Another item that I enjoy for some self-service is my foam roller.
I know there are exercises for this thing but I use it for massage. It is SOOOO great. I roll it on my back for all sorts of snap, crackle, pop sounds. And after my long bike ride this past weekend, I rolled my butt and my legs on it to work out all of that trapped lactic acid. It feels like a hard core deep tissue massage that hurts so good.
I also treat myself by making my own homemade smoothies or buying myself flowers. Some girlfriends of mine treat themselves to home pedicures and spa nights. One even shared with me this special body scrub recipe:
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tbs cocoa powder
1 cup of brown sugar
1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar
Mix everything well, store in sealed container. It will be good for 6 months.
We are all truly deserving of special treats, men AND women.
What do you do for yourself?
Every single mom needs one... (part 1), (part 2), (part 3), (part 4), (part 5), (part 6)