Most days I feel like there is not enough time in the day to get everything done. Often my days are comprised of a to-do list that is a mile long. Between, work, home, appointments, hobbies and general up-keep, Down Time is something I don’t get very often. However, I learned a while back that even if it’s just for 5 minutes. You should take time our of your day to dedicate to yourself. Down Time doesn’t have to be an hour long, it can just be a little moment that you take to do something for yourself. If you try to incorporate these things in your everyday routine. You will find yourself able to concentrate more on getting that to-do list checked off. These Little moments of Down Time can quickly turn into Me Time if you focus on doing something for yourself.
If you are like me, sometimes you will set out to make that Down Time some Me Time, but it ends up being a chore. Sometimes that Down Time turns into folding that load of laundry, or sweeping the house, or making a quick dinner. You see where I’m heading with this? Down Time can quickly just become part of your daily routine. You find you never get that Me Time, where you make it about yourself. It’s not about being selfish, it’s about taking a few moments to feed your soul. Then, you can be there for the ones you love and not be exhausted.
So, make a list of the little things you love to do for yourself. Do you want to read that magazine, or the next chapter in a book? Do you want to listen to your favorite music, or podcast? Would you like to take a short soak in the tub? or apply a 10-minute face mask? Find the things that you love and create some impactful Me Time for yourself a few times a week.
I am such a believer in self-care and taking time for yourself. Naturally I was excited to be partnering with Yardley London & Brand Backer to share some tips to elevate your Me Time with their amazing bath bars. Yardley is a skin care brand inspired by natures botanicals and infused with essential oils to give your skin the care it needs. I’ve been using Yardley soaps since I was in college. Yardley bath bars can be found at your favorite mass, drug and food stores like Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Shop Rite, HEB, Publix, Wegmans and many more. The new Creamy Coconut is available at most Walmart and Walgreens stores. The price point of these bars really makes them such an affordable luxury. These soap bars are the perfect compliment to your Me Time and give your skin that smoothness it needs, while soothing your mind. Here are a few tips to turn those little moments of “Down Time” into your very own “Me Time”.