I’ll admit it…there may be some happy dancing going on over here now that the kids are back in school. It’s not that I didn’t love having them home this summer. In fact, this was one of the most amazing summers that I can remember. However, during the last three months there’s been lots of going, lots of doing, lots of adventures. We’ve made memories and taken trips. We’ve hiked and biked and combed beaches. The kids have been with my literally every moments of every day and while that has been the perfect way to make memories that we won’t soon forget, I’ll admit that mama is in need of a little me time! I’ve put off pretty much all of “my” things during the summer and completely devoted myself to the boys. And while I wouldn’t change a thing about it, my number one priority now that we’re getting back to a normal schedule is to find time for me each and every day! While I know that me time looks different for every person, as part of my desire to put self-care back in the picture, I’ve got a few tips, tricks and simple ways to say “Oui” (that means yes in French) to me time without feeling guilty.
Make Time for YOU Each and Every Day
As a mom, I really struggle with taking time for myself. I make the kids a priority. I make the hubs a priority. While I don’t regret those choices at all, I am working on finding ways to make ME a priority! Now, I’ll admit that often when I take time for myself, I feel guilty. Crazy, right? But let me tell ya, this mom guilt thing is alive and well in my mind and I really struggle with putting myself into the picture so to speak. However, I’m learning that when I’m not a priority, I burn out…quickly. To remedy this, I’ve been working to make time for myself each and every day.
Now before you go “But I don’t have time for that!” don’t worry…because I said the same thing. While I may not have an hour every day to just sit back and relax, there is literally no day that I can’t carve out five minutes for me. Whether I spend that time sitting outside, enjoying a snack or simply taking a brisk walk around the block, in truth it takes a minimal amount of time to recharge.
Find Little Ways to Treat Yourself
Truly, taking a few minutes out of the day for me is a treat all to itself but I’ve discovered that ten minutes of relaxation can be turned into ten minutes of absolute bliss with a little help from all new Oui by Yoplait French recipe yogurt!
It’s no secret to anyone that I’m a snacker and having a rich, creamy, delicious snack to pair with a few moments of time for myself is pretty much heaven in my eyes! While I’ve tried a variety of quick and easy options to make me time delicious, I’ve fallen in love with a simple way to say “Oui” to more me time with help from Oui by Yoplait!
So what is it about Oui by Yoplait yogurt that makes it the perfect indulgence for making me time memorable? French recipe yogurt is thick and creamy and an absolute treat to enjoy! Inspired by their traditional French recipe, Oui by Yoplait is cultured in a cute little glass pot for eight hours to create a unique, thick, creamy and cuttable texture that puts it in a class of its own when it comes to snacking bliss!
With no need to stir to enjoy the rich and creamy flavors, Oui by Yoplait is more than a simple snack…it’s an experience. It’s rich, creamy flavor is made to be enjoyed slowly as the stresses of the day just seem to slip away while the flavors that are fresh and just sweet enough cause you to close your eyes and simple savor each and every bite. With single pot flavors like Strawberry, Vanilla, Blueberry, Black Cherry, Coconut, Lemon and Plain and multipack flavors of Strawberry and Vanilla that are made with whole milk, no artificial flavors and no colors from artificial sources, I feel great knowing that I’m saying “Oui” to simple ingredients with real fruit on the bottom!
When it comes to making more of my me time, Oui by Yoplait is really the only choice that will do! From the simple ingredients to the upscale presentation, it’s the perfect way to take a few minutes of my day and turn them into a time that’s truly about focusing on myself!
Don’t Be Afraid to Go Off the Grid
OK, really, how much can a mom go off the grid…we’re always connected to our children in some way. But honestly, it’s OK to unplug, unhook, walk away from all the distractions and just take a few minutes to BE! One of the most refreshing things I can do for myself is unplug for a few minutes and just breathe. There is nothing that won’t wait for me and by taking the time to simple recharge, I’m able to jump back in and be a better version of me.
Remember that You Deserve It!
It’s hard a moms to remember that we deserve moments for ourselves but it’s the truth. Despite what I at times believe, the house won’t fall down and the kids won’t starve if I walk away for a little me time.
In fact, by taking time for myself and ensuring I’m saying “Oui” to me time each and every day, I can ensure that I’m the mom, wife and most importantly WOMAN that I want to be!
Now it’s your turn! My challenge to you is this….no matter how busy life gets and how crazy things seem, make time for yourself TODAY! Start by picking up creamy, delicious Oui by Yoplait from Walmart. Available in the yogurt aisle in adorable glass pots, this me time treat is a perfect way to relax, recharge and take a few moments for you!
Now tell me, how do you say “Oui” to time for yourself?