Often times when life gets a little hectic I forget to stop and take care of myself. I had a particularly stressful week that was capped off with one of the worst days that I have had in a long time on Friday. I needed a little ‘me” time to de-stress and unwind and to clear my mind.
I am a very emotional person. I wear my heart out on my sleeve and I have a hard time letting things go. Often it takes me several days to cool down and to become rational again. How do I do this? Lately it has been much harder with two small children and a full time job and a blog. Carving out time for mom usually ends up being after both kids are asleep and after my blog obligations have been met for the evening.
To pamper myself and get myself back into a pleasant place, I will often grab a drink, grab some lotion, and sit in my rocking chair with a magazine (or Pinterest). I will massage my dry, cracked hands with the lotion while glancing through one of my favorite mags. Its Heaven I tell you! After one of these sessions, I am a much better and more relaxed wife and mom and I can then enjoy playing and connecting with my family.
Being a mom and a public school teacher, I wash my hands all the time. Combine that with my eczema, and it makes for extremely dry and cracked hands. I also have very sensitive skin so I have to be careful what lotions that I use. NIVEA Essentially Enriched Daily Lotion does the trick for everyday use. There are times when I will have to break into a prescription if my eczema gets really bad. I recently found a great deal at Sam’s Club. I got 2 large bottles for only $8.98! You can see my successful shopping trip on my Google+ album here.