It’s a fantastic, rewarding, and never to be traded experience. It’s also a thankless job most of the time, filled with with never-ending cooking, cleaning, and hair-pulling exhaustion. Welcome to motherhood. For over fourteen years I have been putting myself last, pretty much neglecting my own needs and wants to prioritize those of my daughter and husband. Well, CVS approached me about “Finding My Healthy” and I am sooooo up for the challenge!
The first step in finding my own sense of well-being is to take back some much needed “me time.” My husband recognizes my ongoing contributions to the family and often encourages me to enjoy some guilt-free down time. I just have to allow myself that luxury. That’s the hardest part. Just sitting down and relaxing without stressing about the gazillion things I should be doing instead.
Finding My Healthy w/ Me Time – Guilt-Free Play and Relaxation
So what do I enjoy? Well, I’m not a spa or beauty salon kind of gal. Rather, I’m sort of a homebody that just likes to take it easy while hanging out on the sofa in my living room. One easy way for me to unwind and quiet all of those mom-demands in my head is by playing on my phone. I don’t mean social media and chatting since that, to me, is work. No, I mean mobile games.
Some of my current favorites include Best Fiends, Gummy Drop, and Angry Birds POP. Since all of those have limited lives that refill over time, I often switch between the three as the others charge up again. If I get REALLY into the game, I can always use the iTunes card from CVS to buy more lives or power ups 🙂
Of course, it’s no fun just sitting back if I don’t have anything to snack on. Ah, I love all of the Gold Emblem Abound products. I can munch on any one of them and not feel like I’m gaining weight with every bite or feeling bad afterwards for indulging.
On our last visit to CVS, I found some Greek Yogurt Covered Raisins. They’re low sodium and contain probiotics but they still taste yummy. I should have gotten more of those and our favorite trail mix because there was a sale going on for two Gold Emblem Abound items for $6. That’s a huge savings! Pair that with my Tazo Awake English Breakfast tea and I’m happy.
A Happier Me is a Better Me
It feels like my work is never done here at home. But, I know that if I take better care of myself, I can be a more loving wife to my husband and a more patient mother to my teen daughter. Another way I go about Finding My Healthy is by taking time out to do my own nails, which often go neglected. That post will be coming up.
How do you spend your Me Time?
Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy for the #FindYourHealthy campaign. I am being sponsored by CVS/pharmacy for my posts and activities, but all opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers.