I got this idea from Yoga with Adrian. Her yoga practices are all about self-care therefore occasionally she adds in a piece such as giving ourselves a short foot rub. As Moms it is often very difficult for us to take any time for ourselves. When we finally do get to crash on the couch after putting the kids to be it is easy to zone out in front of the TV like a zombie. It does not so much feel like a restorative self-care practice as it is falling into a short coma before bed.
Mindful Self-Care Practice
Adding a little self-care foot massage will generate a mindful self-care practice to this much needed, although probably short-lived, time of rest. This idea may at first sound corny but please consider giving it a try.