National Lazy Mom’s Day
Parenting is a demanding job, but it's okay to take a break. Resting and practicing self-care can recharge and make you a better parent.
Whether you are a lazy mom, or just aspire to have a day off and become a lazy mom, Lazy Mom’s Day could be right up your street. Even on Mother’s Day, moms across the world cook, clean, and generally work hard to keep their households functioning. On Lazy Mom’s Day, moms are encouraged to relax, take a back seat, and simply be lazy.
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There is one job that is a truly full-time position, and this is being a parent. Any mom will attest to the fact that the work of a parent is never done. However, if you do not take some much needed “me time” then you are at the risk of burning out. After all, everyone needs to make sure that they recharge their batteries from time-to-time. This is why it is important to pay attention to Lazy Mom’s Day so that you can have a day whereby you do literally nothing. On this day, you should not be doing any housework! You can do the dishes tomorrow, or better yet, hopefully, you will have someone who can do them for you.
Do you find it difficult to relax? You are not alone. Being able to relax is a skill. Like any skill, some people are going to find it easier to do than others. A lot of people assume that being lazy is a character trait, but this is not the case. It is actually a habit, and it tends to come from another dissatisfaction, for example, a fair of success or failure or the need to be nurtured.
However, relaxation is critical and there are a number of benefits that are associated with it. Relaxing on a regular basis can help to enhance your memory and your sleep. It also lowers anxiety and boosts energy, as well as helping people who suffer from depression or often find themselves feeling stressed.
History of Lazy Mom’s Day
Lazy Mom’s Day has been created to encourage moms from around the world to have a holiday from the drudgery of bathroom cooking, car pools, fishes, laundry, and cooking. Sounds great, right? More and more moms from all around the globe have been embracing this holiday. From having a nice long soak in the bath to binge-watching on television; this is your day to switch off and do something for you.
Not only is Lazy Mom’s Day a great day for moms all around the world to take a break, but it is also a good opportunity for us to recognize moms and all of their hard work. Take the time to message one of your friends and family members and let them know that you admire everything they do. All moms want to hear this from time-to-time, as it can be easy to feel like you are not appreciated when you spend all of your days doing things for other people.
How to celebrate Lazy Mom’s Day
How can moms be lazy? Get the kids to bring you breakfast in bed, rather than making their toast and porridge in the morning. Get your husband to drive you to work, or make the kids take the bus to school rather than drop them off at the gates. Best of all – order in a pizza and have a night off from cooking!
Kids, if you are reading this, encourage your mom to take a day off. No need to buy her a present – some peace and quiet will be enough.
Another way to celebrate Lazy Mom’s Day is to simply have the day to yourself. Get your husband to take the children out for the day or see if one of your family members will look after your kids. This enables you to have a chance to truly relax and recharge your batteries. You should never feel guilty for wanting to have a day to yourself. After all, it is an important part of self-care. After all, if you allow yourself the opportunity to refresh then you are going to be a better parent for your children anyway.
Of course, how you choose to relax and have the day off is up to you. Everyone has different ideas about relaxation. For some, it can be as simple as putting their feet up and reading a good book. Others may simply need to catch up on all of the sleep they have been missing. There are then moms who would prefer to go to a spa or beauty salon and have a bit of a pamper day. There are no rules about what you should do on this day, but there is a rule on what you should not do: you should not be doing your usual jobs. It’s a day off, and that’s the important part!
If you are struggling to decide what sort of things you should do on Lazy Mom’s Day, we have got plenty of good suggestions for you. Why not start by letting your partner pick up the parenting slack? You can also refuse to clean the house and ignore the dishes for once. Lazy Mom’s Day is also a good day to stay off social media. Social media can be a great tool for staying in touch with people you do not get to see a lot. However, at the same time, it can also be exhausting and toxic. Make sure you stay off social media on this date so that nothing spoils your zen. Don’t forget to take a day off cooking as well. Why not treat yourself to a take-out? Of course, some people find baking and cooking relaxing, though, so we won’t tell you off if you decide that you want to spend your day like this!
Needless to say, if you’re reading this and you’re not a parent yourself, you can make the most of Lazy Mom’s Day by ensuring that your own mom puts her feet up. Why not treat your mom to a lovely cooked meal? It is likely that your mom has cooked meals for you most of your life, so why not return the favor? Moms are known for ruling the kitchen, so get your mom to put her feet up and relax while you cook her something special. Don’t worry; you don’t need to be the next Gordan Ramsey. The fact that you have gone to the effort will be more than enough. You could even decide to do a little afternoon tea together. After all, who doesn’t love finger sandwiches and cakes? You could even treat your mom to a spa day. Everyone deserves a bit of pampering now and again, especially your mom. You can get massages and facials together, or you can send your mom off on her own so that she can have some true peace and quiet!