Parents all over the world are constantly taking care of the household and the kids. From packing school lunches to doing loads and loads of laundry, parents deserve some time off from their hectic schedules to relax and unwind. If this sounds like you, there’s a holiday coming up that can be your excuse to kick parental stress and sit back and relax – Lazy Mom’s Day. Lazy Mom’s Day is celebrated on the first Friday in September every year and encourages moms all over the world to take the day back for themselves. Even though it’s technically a day for moms, we know that all parents are due for a day to relax. This year on September 7th, all the hard-working, stressed moms and dads of the world deserve to be lazy, and here are some good ways to do so.
1. Delegate Chores
It’s your day to be lazy, so if there are chores that need to get done, don’t be afraid to delegate them out to your spouse or partner, older children, or the grandparents. This is a great and easy way to give yourself some extra time during the day to sit back and relax.
2. Plan a Night Out with Friends
On this day to be lazy, plan to get together with your friends and have a fun night out to relax and let loose. Spending time with friends is always a good idea when you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed or just need a break from your daily routine. So, call up your best friends, plan a fun evening out, and allow yourself the opportunity to forget about your responsibilities for a while.
3. Lose Yourself in a Book or TV Show
Maybe your idea of relaxation is curling up with a good book or binge watching that TV show you hadn’t had a chance to start. Allowing your mind to drift and enter into a different world is a good way to distract yourself from the happenings of daily life and finally allow yourself to unwind. So, don’t put off starting that book and binge watching that show any longer!
4. Plan an Easy Dinner
If you spend a lot of your time meal prepping or cooking for your family, a great way to enjoy some extra time to relax is to plan an easy dinner. Order a pizza or plan to get takeout from your favorite restaurant. Celebrating this day to be lazy with an easy dinner allows you to enjoy a meal with your family that you didn’t have to cook.
Lazy Mom’s Day is a way to recognize the hard work moms and dads put in everyday to raise their family and keep the household in order. Parents don’t always have the luxury to be lazy, so know that however you choose to celebrate this day dedicated to laziness, you deserve it.