For years, you and your partner wanted nothing more than to become parents. Raising children together is something the two of you have looked forward to since your dating days. Now that you’ve finally taken the plunge into parenthood, you couldn’t be happier. Sure, you’re not getting as much sleep as you used to and you’re changing diapers around the clock, but you wouldn’t trade your new job for anything in the world. However, now that you’ve become a parent, you can’t help but feel old. On an intellectual level, you realize you’re far from elderly, but you’re desperate to once again feel like a young adult. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to feel young long after having children.
Looking young is undeniably a big part of feeling young. With this in mind, make a point of treating yourself to a monthly spa day. After receiving a rejuvenating combination of hot stone massages, facial treatments and seaweed wraps, you can head home looking great and feeling your best. Massages are also recommended for emotionally-taxed parents who are desperate for stress relief. Few things can relax one’s mind and body as effectively as a full body massage.
Reconnecting with old friends is an effective way to recapture your youth. If you have any friends from high school, college or your younger years with whom you wish to touch base, why not organize an outside-the-house get-together? Getting out of the house for a day and catching up with old friends is sure to make you feel like a carefree kid again. If the initial meet-up goes well, consider turning this into a regular thing. Even though your children’s wellbeing is your top priority, it’s important for parents to have adult friends and maintain healthy social lives. This ensures that you and your partner won’t become too inwardly focused and forget about the world outside your home.
Keep the Spark Alive
It’s not uncommon for couples to experience a decrease in intimacy after having children. Between going to work and caring for your little ones, it can be difficult to find time for romance. To keep the spark alive, find a reliable sitter and carve out time for a weekly date night. This will enable you and your partner to have romantic dinners, see movies and visit with mutual friends. As an added bonus, regular date nights will give you both something to look forward to each week.
Although the saying may be somewhat cliché, age truly is just a number. This becomes particularly apparent after embarking on the great adventure that is parenthood. Parents looking for ways to maintain a youthful attitude should never underestimate the effectiveness of spa days, friendly get-togethers and weekly date nights.