Life gets busy for everyone. Whether it’s work, parenting, kids or just the daily grind, sometimes we all (myself included) forget to take a few minutes out for ourselves. And let’s face it, a lot of the time, we don’t have a couple hours to go for a massage or a facial or to leave everything behind for half the day and go on a nature hike. But, surely you can take 10 minutes for yourself, right?
As mothers, we often forget to ever put ourselves first but it is SO important to take that mini self-care time, every day if you can, just for yourself. Whether it’s while your kids are at school, during the kids bath time or at night after they have gone to bed, take 10 minutes for yourself and you’ll see what a difference it makes. It’s like mini self care! It’s only 10 minutes and you’ll thank yourself after.
In light of self-care and taking 10 just for yourself, I’ve teamed up with SunRype Slim to share my Simple Ways to Take 10 minutes for Yourself. They sent me five flavours to try and each one has only 10 calories per serving. My favourites were Tropical Mango and Blueberry Burst, Along with the great taste, I do appreciate that the drinks have no aspartame, no artificial flavors or colours.
So when you have time to Take 10, pour yourself a glass of SunRype Slim, and savour that time.
Simple Ways to Take 10 Minutes for Yourself:
1. Read a chapter in your book
Is there a book you’re reading but you haven’t finished it yet or found the time to get through it? 10 minutes in the middle of the day is a perfect time to pick up the book and read. It’ll give you a break from what you’re doing and before you know it, the book will be finished!
2. Write in your journal
There’s always a lot going on in our lives and in our minds. Sitting down to take 10 minutes for yourself can be as simple as grabbing a glass of refreshing SunRype Slim and writing in your journal. Sometimes just writing for 10 minutes, like a brain dump, can be so therapeutic.
3. Pick up the phone and call a friend
We all text and message our friends. But when is the last time you actually talked to them on the phone? So do it. Dial the number of a pal that you’d love to chat with and have a great catch up session. It’s 10 minutes you’ll never regret.
4. Blast the music and have a dance party
This is one of my favourites. You don’t even need 10 minutes. If you’re at home, just blast your favourite song (if you’re our or at work, use your headphones) and if possible just let go and dance your heart out. Once the song is over, pour yourself a delicious glass of SunRype Slim to cool down and enjoy the rest of your 10 minute break for yourself.
5. Get outside
Stuck inside for most of the day? Then take 10 minutes, grab a glass of your favourite SunRype Slim, and head outside. Whether it’s on the front steps or your balcony, just sit outside and enjoy the fresh air. It can be as simple as that.
6. Go for short walk
If it’s nice day, go for a 10 minute walk. Being outside with nature and fresh air, could be just what you need for an energy boost and some time to yourself.
7. Lie down
If you’re at home, go lie down in bed or put your feet up on the couch for 10 minutes. Sometimes we are so go go go, that we forget the need to just sit down and take a break.
8. Grab a drink with your significant other
After the kids go down for the night, why not have a mini date with your partner? The SunRype Slim drinks are perfect to mix with an adult beverage and it doesn’t take much time. Then cuddle up, enjoy your drink and chat about your day.
SunRype Slim comes in lots of great flavour along with my favourites, Tropical Mango and Blueberry Burst. they also have Lemon Drop Lemonade, Cranberry Twist and Long Island Iced Tea. At only 10 calories it’s perfect when you’re taking with you, when you Take 10.
If you want to try SunRype Slim the next time you Take 10 for yourself, you can find it in the non refrigerated juice aisle at the grocery store.
Now make sure you take a little bit of time from your day, just for yourself. Which one of these simple ideas will you be trying out?
This post has been generously sponsored by Sun-Rype, the opinions and language are my own and in no way do they reflect Sun-Rype.