5 Easy Ways to Take Care of Yourself + OLAY Giveaway {$165 Value}

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We all know that being a mom and balancing all the other responsibilities that come with “adulting” is hard. There is never enough time in the day, and somehow self-care always falls to the bottom of the list. Every year I make grand resolutions to take care of ME, but by February 1st they seem to slip out the window. There just isn’t enough hours in the day for me to take care of my family, manage my household, and run my full-time business, and make time for self-care. What there is though is a few stolen minutes here and there.

I may not have hours of time to block off, but I can certainly find 15 or 20 minute blocks to do things that are good for me. Here are 5 simple ideas that I’m implementing this year to make me a priority and take better care of myself. I hope it inspires you to do a little something for yourself too!
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Get Fresh Air Everyday
I can’t tell you how many times my entire day goes by sitting at my desk, driving around in my car, and never actually stopping to “smell the roses”. Lately I’ve been setting an alarm on my phone to remind me to stop what I’m doing and go outside for 5 minutes. It gives my eyes a break from the computer, and gets some fresh air into my lungs! {Sometimes I listen to an entire Bollywood song to time myself}

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Drink More Water (with Mindfulness)
You already know that you should drink water – but with mindfulness? Yup, stop everything you are doing, put down your phone, and just drink water. It’s like a 5 minute vacation for your brain. Consider it cheater’s meditation.

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Triage Your To-Do List
This one is HARD! Since the beginning of the year I’ve been trying to limit myself to putting three things a day on my to-do list, and it makes me really nervous and anxious! Trust me I understand that there are a thousand and one things you could do in a day, but there are probably only three or four that you must do. {If you struggle with this concept, I highly recommend a book called Essentialism}

Cutting down on your daily to-do list is a simple way to be nicer to yourself. Imagine how you’ll feel going to bed at night with three check marks rather than 12 unfinished items on your list. DSC_4892olay regenerist, pink chai

Challenge Your Brain Daily
Hanging out with kids all day can be hard, so is doing repetitive tasks at work. One simple way to keep your mind sharp and engaged is to try doing something that challenges you for 15 minutes each day. Set a timer and do a Suduko puzzle, or play a game of Mahjong on the computer. I try to read a little something in Punjabi everyday as a way to challenge myself. DSC_5022

Stick to a Skincare Routine
There are two beautiful results from a daily skincare regime; skin that looks good and hides your age, and 10 minutes to yourself in the bathroom morning and night. I used to be the worst about going to bed with makeup on, and skipping out on serums and moisturizers, but lately I’m all about the skincare routine,.

I’ve been using the OLAY Regenerist line for about three weeks now and my skin feels (and looks) amazing. Not only is it helping my tired eyes look a lot better, I find that using the cleansing brush with the exfoliating cleaner helps my makeup go on a lot smoother. As a bonus, I love spending 5-10 minutes getting my skin ready for bed, it’s actually quite relaxing. A little self care, and an ageless complexion  – it’s a win, win!

I hope you’ve been inspired by some of my quick and easy ideas for self-care, and will try to implement them in your day-to-day life too. To help you get started, I’m pairing up with OLAY to give one lucky reader a full set of Regenerist products to try out at home:

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79 Comments

  1. Anne Taylor
    February 9, 2016 / 7:38 pm

    I meditate daily; it really helps me!

  2. Gagan
    February 10, 2016 / 5:51 am

    Trying to eat healthy home cooked meals. Plenty of greens,water,no junk food…

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Gagan

  3. February 10, 2016 / 5:58 am

    I LOVE the idea of timing a break with a bollywood song!

  4. Alison Braidwood
    February 10, 2016 / 7:34 am

    I’m starting to be more conscious of skincare, especially in winter. I make sure I have a rich enough moisturiser for walking to work in sub Arctic temperatures. And I always relax in a hot bath before going to bed each night.

  5. February 10, 2016 / 8:23 am

    always remember to eat!! That’s always the first to slide

  6. February 10, 2016 / 8:34 am

    I’m terrible at remembering to eat. Lately, I’ve been batch-cooking up a bunch of healthy lunches on the weekend, and then I just grab them from the fridge. If the day is nice, I force myself to get outside for a walk. And I’m drinking 2 litres of water a day. Good for your skin! 🙂

  7. Jonnie
    February 10, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    I meditate for 5 minutes each morning before I get out of bed and I go for a walk every evening to clear my mind and relax.

  8. Belinda McNabb
    February 10, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    i moisturize daily to take care of myself

  9. ivy pluchinsky
    February 10, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I make sure i eat a good breakfast every morning!

  10. Amy Heffernan
    February 10, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I drink lots of water and exercise daily!

  11. elaing8
    February 10, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    I drink lots of water and I moisturize everyday.

  12. Courtney
    February 10, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    I get up an hour before everyone else and watch my favourite tv show. It’s a perfect way to start my day!

  13. Jenness M
    February 10, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    I do yoga everyday at lunch!

  14. ginette4
    February 10, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    I take care of myself by drinking plenty of water, eating healthy foods and snacks and I try I really try to get plenty of sleep

  15. Judy Cowan
    February 10, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I try to take care of myself by eating healthy, drinking lots of water and trying to get enough sleep.

  16. Brenda Penton
    February 10, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    I exercise everyday.

  17. Suzie M
    February 10, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    I try to eat healthy & keep well hydrated

  18. Lillian Brown
    February 10, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I am taking care of myself by getting more exercise and I got a fitbit to motivate me

  19. Lushka Smith
    February 10, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I try to eat healthy and stay positive

  20. Rhonda W G.
    February 10, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I spend time with my dogs which brings me such joy! Coffee time is also me time…

  21. Holly OGorman
    February 10, 2016 / 5:36 pm

    I moisturize every day and my nails are always painted 🙂

  22. February 10, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    I try to drink water and get some exercise

  23. Jenny
    February 10, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Exercise and drink pertly of water

  24. kristen visser
    February 10, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I take care of myself everyday by drinking lots of water, staying active and taking my daily multi vitamin!

  25. Jolie
    February 10, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    I moisturize my skin, I try to eat healthy and stay moisturized.

  26. dawn rader
    February 10, 2016 / 7:08 pm

    I take multivitamins and iron and b12 daily. I try to eat a balanced diet. And most importantly I try to take some time for me. Some time to relax and recooperate.

  27. Mark V
    February 10, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I take care of myself by trying to be gentle with myself and not over induldinging in the sweets

  28. TJ Turnbull
    February 10, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    taking my multivitamin daily keeps me nice and healthy

  29. Silvia D
    February 10, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I have a morning and evening routine of cleansing and moisturing. Drink lots of water and eat healthy.Try and get out into the fresh air

  30. Jana L.
    February 10, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I do yoga every day

  31. Tainan Lu
    February 10, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    I drink lots of water

  32. Amie
    February 10, 2016 / 11:25 pm

    Walks , exercise and calming

  33. missbobloblaw
    February 11, 2016 / 12:26 am

    I take care of myself by making time for meditation.

  34. angela eagle
    February 11, 2016 / 4:04 am

    try to eat healthy, get enough sleep, find me time, wear sunscreen

  35. Juliee Fitze
    February 11, 2016 / 4:36 am

    I try to eat healthy and drink lots of water everyday.

  36. Darlene Schuller
    February 11, 2016 / 4:54 am

    I always make sure to squeeze in some me/down time in a day. Even if it’s 10 minutes with my Kobo. I think it’s important to use that time to clear my mind

  37. angela m
    February 11, 2016 / 5:54 am

    I go for walks for exercise and drink lots of water.

  38. Florence C
    February 11, 2016 / 6:55 am

    I go for walks, drink water and try to eat healthy.

  39. noodlemom1
    February 11, 2016 / 7:03 am

    I walk everyday and eat my 7-10 every day.

  40. Tracy D
    February 11, 2016 / 7:30 am

    For me, it’s most important to get enough sleep, and lots of water through the day.

  41. tanyab79
    February 11, 2016 / 7:33 am

    Drink plenty of water and take my vitamins daily as well as eating healthy.

  42. Debbie F
    February 11, 2016 / 8:02 am

    I drink lots of water throughout the day exercise too.

  43. joy
    February 11, 2016 / 8:05 am

    i try to find time to relax and do something i enjoy, like read. i would like to have a better skin care regime, but i tend to get lazy and tired by the end of the day – this is a work in progress.

  44. Sunshine G
    February 11, 2016 / 8:54 am

    I make a hot cup of tea before anything else happens in the morning.

  45. lori b
    February 11, 2016 / 9:04 am

    i do some mediation with my diffuser going with relaxing oils

  46. Glogirl
    February 11, 2016 / 10:57 am

    I try to eat healthy, get enough rest and take a multi-vitamin daily to take care of myself.

  47. Karla Sceviour
    February 11, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I take time out to exercise daily,,,almost daily 🙂

  48. andrea amy
    February 11, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    I try to take a little time to myself every night whether its to read, have a bath or watch netflix.

  49. Barb W
    February 11, 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I need to do MORE to take care of myself.

  50. Lisa Neutel
    February 11, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    I watch what I eat and try to get in a daily walk in order to better take care of me

  51. maria
    February 11, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I try to get lots of rest.

  52. aarone mawdsley
    February 11, 2016 / 11:46 pm

    by pampering myself

  53. angela september
    February 12, 2016 / 8:09 am

    I exercise and stretch on a daily basis… to combat sitting at a desk all day

  54. Anne Dougherty
    February 12, 2016 / 11:28 am

    Drinks lots of water and stay active.

  55. Cheryl
    February 12, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I eat healthy and use a basic skin routine to take care of my skin 🙂

  56. Robyn Bellefleur
    February 12, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I have a little pamper routine I do after I shower.

  57. Yuen C
    February 13, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I gets lots of sleep

  58. February 14, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    I try and eat healthy and do yoga. If I feel stressed I try to relax with a cup of tea and a hot bubble bath.

  59. Lori Bazan
    February 15, 2016 / 10:24 am

    I drink at least 6 glasses of water a day!

  60. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    February 15, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    I make sure I get enough sleep

  61. Bailey Dexter
    February 15, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I only cook home made meals from scratch as well as walk the board walk everyday & make sure I chat with my grand-kids everyday to stay healthy & positive!

  62. February 15, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    I try and do things to take care of my self but I’m not religious about them. Thanks for the list and the reminder. Skin care is one of mine as well.

  63. Tammy Dalley
    February 16, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    drink lots of water and exercise

  64. Elizabeth r
    February 17, 2016 / 5:44 am

    I indulge in a cappuccino every morning, my little treat of the day.

  65. Jay M
    February 17, 2016 / 6:43 am

    I exercise everyday. I give my self choices (bike trainer, snowshoe, XC ski, downhill ski) so that I’m less likely to skip out on exercise time. Bike trainer is amazing for this…plop it in front of the TV and watch a favourite show!

  66. Catherine R.
    February 18, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I try to exercise on a daily basis and eat healthy.

  67. Elena
    February 18, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I focus a lot on eating healthy, but I have a little bit of chocolate at the end of each day just for a treat.

  68. Monique L.S.
    February 19, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    I take some alone time where I do whatever I need to do for me, or do nothing at all.

  69. Wendy hutton
    February 21, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    my taking time all by myself, either reading or watching tv with a nice cup of tea and some fruit

  70. lynn clayton
    February 22, 2016 / 7:54 pm

    by spending 20 minutes on myself everday

  71. Soozle
    February 23, 2016 / 6:56 am

    I exercise daily to keep myself healthy

  72. Angela Mitchell
    February 23, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I try to get out for a walk every day. I love to read as well and I enjoy baths to relax when I get the chance.

  73. seham m
    February 24, 2016 / 3:36 am

    moisturize daily and exercising often

  74. Jocelyn Maguda
    February 24, 2016 / 4:07 am

    Olay is the BEST , use it everyday !

  75. Danielle
    February 24, 2016 / 6:26 am

    I try to get enough sleep every night.

  76. Sara rai
    February 24, 2016 / 11:50 pm

    I go for walks and drink lots of water

  77. Erica Seaman
    February 25, 2016 / 5:51 am

    I drink lots of water, walk nearly every day and be present in the Moment. 🙂

  78. Eldon
    February 25, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    I exercise daily

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