How Do You Pamper Yourself?

~ Posted on Monday, October 18, 2010 at 3:30 PM ~

Some people go for holidays, some people go for massages, some people go for shopping therapy...

I'm not the type that goes for massages, I only had facial massage ONCE in my 30 years of life, hated it and I think it's a waste of my RM100 (around USD32+) and I've never did any manicure or pedicure in my life.

As for shopping, I window shop instead and then I find more pleasure in mumbling to myself 'how expensive that clothing is?! such rip off!' and etcetc. And when I do shop, I go for the bargain stuff, like three T-shirts for RM50 (around USD16+) or a nice comfy bra for RM10 (around USD3+).

I don't do cosmetic make-ups or fragrance too. (**Please read a footnote below on cosmetics)

Shoes? I only wear comfy sandals nowadays. I mean, as a SAHM I don't have to go out and about much. So a pair of nice comfy sandals is good enough for me.

Holidays? With Ben now, we don't really plan for any overseas trip within these few years, I mean, Ben wouldn't remember it yet. Local trips? Maybe, we're thinking of some eat all the way trip or something... still in the pipeline...

Come to think of it, I'm a simple person really (hubby is so lucky to have this low maintenance wife heheheh)

Anyway, back to the topic of pampering myself...

#1 - Books

I love books! Prior to having Ben, I think I'll be happy curling up on bed with a good book in my hand (and falling into sleep halfway reading sometimes hehehe). By good books, I meant, one of Stephen King's or Dean Koontz's books. I am such a fan of horror books. I could finish up a Stephen King book in a few hours time. In fact, I have almost the entire collection of his books, until Ben came along and that's when I stopped getting his books.

With Ben in our lives now, I think it's still the same. I still like to curl up on the bed and sleep/rest as long as I can, or just read a good book. But now, by good books, I meant, parenting books (mostly) or cookbook. I am also happy reading e-books (eco friendly!). No more horror books for me cos' I don't want to influence Ben into horror books at this young age, reading habits yes, but not horror books or monstery/ghoulish images (not that the books I read have it but the some of the cover page were) My good ol' horror books are all safely tucked in hubby's office room now.

Now, another thing I like to pamper myself or give myself the nice treat (to boost up my morale and spirits every now and then hehehe) is:

#2 - Eating

Ever since we have Ben and probably because I'm still breastfeeding this 19 months old boy, I love to eat! And I eat A LOT.

Recently when hubby and I were out for our family outing, I'm surprised and genuinely touched when hubby told me he'll bring Ben out to play or see stuff and let me enjoy my meal. Yes, it does look very odd and weird to be seen with baby chair and sometimes stroller around me and that I'm eating alone. But I really appreciate the gesture from hubby as most of the times, when we were out eating, we'll end up taking turns eating - either I'll be feeding Ben or keeping him out of mischief while hubby have his meals and then he'll take Ben out for a stroll around.

So yeah, that's about the few ways I pamper myself... pretty simple I guess. Just rest, read and/or eat.

What about you? How do you pamper yourself?

** And btw, if you have the time, do watch this short video about the story of cosmetics.

Comments (10) -


So fun to meet you! Thanks for stopping by!

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Steph!

Thanks for hopping over! Have a nice day! Smile


one word....scrapbooking!!!!!

Lisa~Korean American Mommy

Thats great that you're breast feeding Ben still. And you definitely need more calories to produce milk. Wow, how do I pamper myself. I go to the gym and use the steam room hehe. Seriously! Thats my spa. I hate wasting money on things like that. But I do love spas, just not on a regular basis. I also get pedi's here and there and maybe a mani. I'd rather spend the money on food haha.  

Mama Hen

I used to get massages each week because of the pain in my back. I have not gotten one in years. That is one for me to think about. I eat too much. I enjoy a cup of coffee and blogging. That is mot pampering, but it is something I do for myself. I hope you are doing well. Have a great day!

Mama Hen


On a normal day a good book or a few stolen moments of quiet & a cup of coffee please me just fine. But, for a special occasion I don't [i]mind[/i] a massage!


Hey Jenny, I thought I was the odd one out.  Cause all this while, I never quite liked shopping and I thought it was weird for a female to not like shopping.  Hehe, thanks for your sharing and now I know I'm not the only one Smile  

And yes, I do love reading and love a good book anytime.  But I'm not a fan of horror stories though Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Aurie!
Scrapbooking? I used to do that too! It was more like a hobby for me last time... Thanks for sharing your feedback!

Hey Lisa!
Yes, yes, yes! Spend it on food and take more pictures of it and post more recipes of it please!!! Smile

Hi Mama Hen,
Yes I enjoy blogging too, but like you said, that is not pampering, more to enjoy doing it. Thanks for sharing!

Hello lumpsonablog!
Coffee makes me sleepy. Weird huh? Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! Smile

Hi Wei Yun!
Nope, nope. Now I know I got gang already hahaha.. I can't be bothered with all the queuing and trying on clothes, ESPECIALLY during sales. I stay clear malls and clothing stores during this time.

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Hey Jenny!

I don't think eating alone with a highchair and stroller around you is weird.  I am like that too.  That is the only way for MUMMIES to have a peaceful meal.  Thumbs up for our thoughtful hubbies! Smile

Jenny @ I'm a full-time mummy

Hey Catheryn! time we eat together la, let our hubs take care of the kids hehehe... but will be crowded la our table... 2 high chairs, 2 strollers, 2 women sitting with nobody else heheheheh

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