This post was sponsored Tai Pei, all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
As a busy mom, I know just how hard it can be to carve out time for yourself. I mean, there are only so many hours in a day. And, by the time we get dinner cleaned up, the kids showered and in bed, and every other little task done, most of those hours are gone. But, it’s so important to take a break every now and again to reward yourself.
Going out and scheduling out a whole glamorous day of shopping, mani/petties, and the works just isn’t in the cards for all of us. But, if you can just set aside a little time to treat yourself, you will be amazed at how you feel after! Looking for some inspiration? Check out these 5 ways to treat yourself without spending a fortune.
Take a bubble bath
I just did this for the first time in a long time the other night and walked out feeling like a new person. I know we all don’t have an hour to soak in the tub, but even if you can get 15 uninterrupted minutes, you will feel so refreshed. It’s like the stress of the day just melts away. I don’t know the true magic behind the hot water and bubbles, but it just works.
Eat takeout for lunch
We all know just how hard it can be to get your kids to eat something they haven’t tried and think they don’t like. That’s why meals around my house consist of tried and true food that I personally am just plain sick of. If you are fed up like me, next lunch time, treat yourself to takeout food made right in your microwave. Make your kiddo their beloved PB&J and grab yourself an easy mock-takeout lunch from Tai Pei single serve entrees.
Tai Pei entrees are frozen Asian inspired frozen entrees, made with only real, quality ingredients (unlike traditional frozen food). They come in a wide variety of choices, each of which is made with delicious flavor infused rice. My personal favorite is the Chicken Fried Rice (veggie is just as good) or the Chicken Chow Mein. They warm up in just minutes thanks to the new convenient packaging and taste so fresh, you will have a hard time believing they came from your microwave.
You can use the store locator to find Tai Pei single serve in a frozen food section near you. And, right now you can score a $1 off any Tai Pei Asian Food Entrée coupon! Take the boring and traditional out of your daily lunch routine! Stock up on Tai Pei and never have a dull/boring lunch again! You will be surprised at what a little lunch change up can do for your spirit.
For something fun
From October 26th – November 15th, 2017, enter to win one of ten $100 Walmart gift cards! I-C will randomly select 10 winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes. And, you can also join in on Tai Pei Twitter Party at 1 pm ET on November 9th for a chance to win additional prizes! Just think of all the self pampering you could do with a $100 Walmart gift card!
Pick up a new book to read
Even if you can only carve out 15 minutes for yourself, one of the best stress relievers can be escaping to an alternate reality in a book. Hit your local used book store and pick up a thrifty new read! Heck, you could even pick up a free kindle version of a book on Amazon! They always have a bunch of free good ones!
Then, just sneak away to your favorite spot and get lost in your book. Be sure to set a timer somewhere (like on your phone) if you have other obligations! It can be super easy to lose track of time!
Go to a matinee movie solo
If you are really craving some time outside the house and can manage an escape, hit your local movie theater! Not only are the tickets for day showings (matinees) cheaper, but the theaters are often empty! Plus, if you go alone you don’t have to fight for the movie you want to see or share the popcorn. This is the perfect way to catch up on some me time!
Change things up with a new nail polish
Head to your local store and pick up an adventurous new nail color. Just because you can’t get to the nail salon, doesn’t mean you can’t still give yourself a great at home mani/pedi! File and clip your nails and then paint them your new nail color.
If you want to get really professional, you can even pick up some nail art stickers that go with your new polish. They are easy to apply and look like you went to the nail salon and got a special design. If your hands are steady enough, pick up a small paint brush and paint them on yourself. A women with a brand new manicure (even if she had to do it herself), can take on the world!
Pampering yourself doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You don’t need to spend a million dollars to feel like a million dollars. All you need to do is make a little time for yourself now and again. Once you start doing this, you will realize just how uplifting it is to finally have “me” time. The benefits are instant!