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Are you someone who enjoys a little bit of Me Time? I sure am! As an introvert by nature, who also works from home WITH my boyfriend and two pups, who appreciate my full-time attention, Me Time is especially appreciated. I love finding little moments to myself, even if they’re literally a moment here and there. I wanted to write this get to know me post, and share some of my favorite ways I enjoy my alone time, albeit rare :)
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When I get a spare moment, I take a deep breath and elate in the fact that now I can just take some time to care for myself. My very first thought is usually a warm bath. I love relaxing my overworked back and shoulder muscles in warm/hot water, and I don’t use a lot of bubble bath or anything, just plain and simple water. I want to hop into the bath right now, just thinking about it.
Next, I love to sit down under a comfy blanket on the couch and read. I am not the type to grab a novel (my attention span is WAY too short for that – but a good magazine is perfect. I picked up the March issue of the InStyle magazine, and LOVE the Spring trends I read about. Being a full-time blogger, and a social media guru, I have to keep up on the latest trends, and the magazines tend to actually share info faster than some of the fast paced websites that do not have very in-depth articles. I love the article called, “her style”, sharing cover star, Emily Ratajkowski’s favorite finds like adorable pink sling backs, her favorite makeup finds, and her favorite go-to snack (hint, hint, it’s sushi!!).
I also really enjoy giving myself a manicure during my Me Time. The colors shown here are my go-to colors, the pale pink is perfect because it doesn’t show chips, the red is my favorite pedi color, and the mint is just my favorite color in general, I would literally paint everything in sight this color, so I love having my fingers or toes painted in this color.
I am generally the type to shop alone, so I consider that some good Me Time for sure. I always love cute, unique boutiques, mainly focusing on clothing and accessories. This one, shown below, is called Vingette, which I visited while in Key West recently. What an amazing experience, a great place to spend time and get lost in the wonderfully curated place. #adv
Another aspect of Me Time is grabbing some fancy treats or pastries, and not having to share them with anyone! Shhh, don’t tell J I found these amazing croissants at a French bakery, and I would not want to share them anyway, they were so incredibly good. They were the perfect treat to enjoy while reading the magazine! I love having a treat and some coffee or hot cocoa while I am reading. It’s the best.
I also found this cute quote plaque that reads, “Be Someone That Makes YOU Happy”. I love this quote, and now have it up in my office, because I need to remind myself of this sometimes. I do try to please everyone around me before myself most of the time, and when I do take time to care for myself and put myself first, I am always so happy. It’s almost therapeutic to do special things for yourself, like painting your nails, doing your hair, taking a bath, reading a good magazine, or shopping.
How do you award yourself with Me Time? Let me know in the comments below.