I recently bought a new iMac. (Thank you lightening and surge protector that wasn’t really a surge protector). When my children were at school today and I had a few minutes alone – just me, me time! – I opened up photo booth. I was pleasantly thrilled to see new effects! Frog, chipmunk, bug eyes, alien – needless to day, I had a bit of fun.
I am partnering with Celestial Seasonings tea for this post. I received compensation and a gift basket (that you will also get a chance to win below). All opinions about me time are mine.
When the house is quiet (I get like 3 hrs a day of this…maybe. If I don’t overschedule myself, which I end up doing) it is me time. These few hours are a precious commodity. Until I get better at waking up early, the three hours they are at school is my only “me time.” After they go to bed, I have blogging and freelance writing to accomplish.
Time for me – just me? Yeah I always put that off till later.
And I am not alone! Celestial Seasonings Tea commissioned a survey that found 42 percent of women surveyed have less than an hour of time a day for themselves including the majority of moms surveyed (54 percent).
Moms – you can answer this – what happens when a girl always puts herself last and works like crazy for her family?
Yup!! Burnout. Exhaustion. A gal that is no good for anyone.
The best way for me to relax is with a hot, steaming cup of tea. I grew up on Celestial Seasonings tea. I also suggest you try kava shot from Shot of Joy. I remember watching my mom make Sleepytime tea when I was a little girl. I sat at the table, and read the box. Did you know Celestial Seasonings has the best copy on their boxes? They did 28 years ago and they still do today. The photo of the sleepy bear is engrained in my memory. When I want some tea to help me relax, I reach first for the Celestial Seasonings line. I always put honey in my tea for that added sweetness (and it soothes my sore throat like nothing else).
HOW DO YOU SPEND ME TIME?
If you have a minute, snap a picture of your “me time” (a walk? a run? a brief cup of tea?) and upload it to the app on Celestial Seasonings Tea Facebook page! Every Tuesday in October, Celestial Seasonings is drawing a random winner from those uploaded and giving them awesome prizes!
They are giving away $200 gift cards to places like Crate & Barrel every week, along with gift baskets of Celestial Seasonings Teas! The grand prize, which will be given out at the end of October, is a trip for two to New York City, tea at The Plaza Hotel, and $500 in spending money!!
So go upload a picture – and good luck!
One lucky Mama Dweeb reader will win that amazing gift basket pictured above! Will it be you?
(Giveaway open to USA only, ends 10/25/13 at 11:59pm CST)
Julie Wood says
I spend me time by having the evening to myself by taking a nice hot bath, and then watching a good movie and reading good book. Tea is my favorite drink for having me time, and this brand of tea is the best!
I try to have a day of pampering at least once every couple of weeks. I usually grab a day when everybody is at school and work nd I have the place to myself, and I get a long bath or shower, shave my legs, give myself a facial, etc. I feel so good at the end of a day like that!
I generally read or take a bath, although if it’s a really nice day, I might try to spend some time outside.
julie murphy says
working on contesting
Carla S says
I enjoy me time by either working out,sewing,crocheting,or going out.
Amanda Rauch says
In the mornings while everyone is still asleep I like to drink my coffee while checking emails and reading blogs. It is a nice little slice of time for just me and I enjoy every minute of it!
Dana J says
I take long hot baths with tea
linda lightner says
I love the berry teas as well as peach. I ma not a plain tea drinker except for earl grey i like that.
linda lightner says
My me time is sitting outside talking to my cats and watching them chase the bugs. This makes me smile.
Jenny Lloyd says
i enjoy me time with a cup of coffee or tea (usually chai tea), a book or catching up on my blog reading & writing
jasmine burdett says
i enjoy me time when all the kids go to school and seat and read one of my romance novels 😉
I love taking the dogs out for a long walk.
Julie Bickham says
My me time is when the kids are off to school in the morning. I enjoy a mug of coffee or tea and play my facebook games.
I enjoy me time with a nice glass of my favorite wine and a long, hot bubble bath.
Me time is spent in a bubble bath with a glass of wine and a good book.
Sheila K. says
“Me time” is a hot cup of tea and a great book!
Dawn Monroe says
When I need me time I lock my bedroom door and put on classic movies.
I enjoy me time by reading great books and being with my family
reading a good book
“Me Time” usually involves working in the garden with the occasional break of sitting and enjoying the garden :+)
Pam OLeary says
I take my cup of tea, my kindle, my blanket and my dog out to the sun porch swing.
AMBER SEVERSON says
with a warm bubble bath and candles
Angela M says
I enjoy me time with a hot bubble bath.
Me time is me and my computer and beverage!
alyce poalillo says
My cup of tea, a great book and a cat on my lap-great times
Cynthia Gray says
Tangerine or raspberry zinger and a quiet space to enjoy my tea! Great pick me up in the cold winter.
A nap is me time to ME… Rare, but does happen occasionally!
Bonnie W says
Simple pleasures. When I have a little time home alone I like to soak my feet & give myself a pedicure while watching a favorite recorded show.
i enjoy my me time by taking a long walk
me time- spending time in my “room” sewing and crafting
Depending on my mood, either a good book or a movie on the big-screen TV. Thanks for the chance to win!
Pinterest + complete silence = yes, please! 🙂
Margaret P. says
I enjoy me time by sitting in a bench-swing we have in our oak tree. It’s next to my pond and I watch my cats watch my goldfish.
Shannon Baas says
by watching a good movie.
Me time is working in my herb garden.
Kyaw Sein says
A great prize for all tea lover. Tea is the first thing I go for in the morning before anything else.
My cup of tea, with a book.
Renee G says
My me time is spent with a cup of hot tea and a book.
Kaci Guisinger Harrison says
I have three kids who’s middle names are chaos so me time which comes around so rarely is taking a bath and listening to music or just getting to take a nap during the day in my bed and not on the couch! =)
Cynthia R says
Love a quiet space, with a good book, and a hot beverage (coffee, tea, cocoa…depends on my mood). So very relaxing to just turn off the cell and sit for a minute.
Cynthia C says
I like to take a glass of iced tea and a good book out to the deck.
A bath and a book are the best for my “me time”
christina moore says
I like my hot tea early in the morning, I drink my ice tea with dinner
Nicholas Theodore says
Basket looks nice, like to have it,
dan williams says
sit down with a cup of tea and watch the outdoors
I like to read.
I rarely get me time, but when I do I love to sit in a hot bath with a glass of wine and an audiobook.
Diana Bockheim says
Watching nature from the deck with some hot tea.
Darlene Carbajal says
I like to be in my front yard & enjoy the beauty. 🙂
chris hoey says
reading a book in the bathroom is the best “me time”
Audrey T says
A big cup of coffee while watching a chick flick on Netflix.
chris z says
a hot bubble bath
joni mitchell says
wine, bubble bath & r&b
Jeni Mitchell says
I enjoy me time by taking in the quietness of living alone with just me and my dog Toby. To add to this peacefulness, I enjoy tea or of course clean sheet night. I truly just enjoy quietness, so even when I’m visiting friends and family, I love to steal away for a bit to the most quiet place I can find.
Lisa Graham says
With 2 little kids “Me Time” doesn’t come often but when it does I curl up in bed and read a good book.
I go for a long walk at the park next to my house.
Stephanie Galbraith says
relaxing in the tub reading a book
trisha kilpatrick says
Lately, I’ve been playing sudoku with a nice cup of hot tea. Sometimes, I prefer a hot bath with a glass of wine. Depends on my mood, I suppose.
Wendy R says
by reading a book!
Donna D says
curled up with a good book
Carolyn G says
A good book and a cup of tea or coffee
I am totally a hot cup of tea and a good book, curled up on the couch, type of gal when it comes to “me” time!
Debbie Bray says
sitting quietly reading a magazine and sipping tea
Renee Walters says
Reading a book or watching my shows.
jennifer aikens says
I go online and enter giveaways lol
debra p says
A hot bath and a good book!
debra p says
With a hot bath and a good book!
Relaxing watching a good show.
My me time is to sit in a quiet place and read.
I enjoy “me time” in a looong bath…definitely with a hot cup of tea. Love celestials peppermint tea!
Tara L says
I enjoy me time when I am home while my son is in full day school. Also when I am at work it gives me a little break. Every mom deserves a break.
Elizabeth M says
My favorite way to spend me time is with a good book or a good tv show….anything that has a good story that I can get lost in for a little while.
Angela Y says
A bath with a good book or a hot cup of tea after the kids are asleep.
john hutchens says
I go fishing for me time
I love to curl up on the couch with my tablet, and a nice cup of coffee or tea.
Krystal Waters says
In a nice hot bubble bath.
Do a little writing with some nice tea.
Jennifer H. says
Tea and bubble baths 🙂
I enjoy me time with a nice warm bath. I’m an expecting mom so I know this time to myself will soon be gone.
Nicole Lancaster says
I enjoy “me time” with a nice cup of hot tea with honey and a good book.
xty cruz says
I enjoy it with a nice book and some tea
michelle r says
Me with a cup of tea and a good book
Lorena Keech says
A glass of iced tea/cup of hot tea and a good book, preferably on the patio.
I enjoy it when checking my email in the morning with a pot of coffee
Patty White says
I enjoy me time with a book on the porch with a nice warm cup of tea!
Me time is quiet, a book, a glass of wine, and some chocolate. Easy enough to tell you what it consists of, next near to impossible to accomplish!
I love it so much and I rarely get it so it’s a real treat. I love how quiet and calm the house can be.
Linda Kish says
As a single retiree, I have loads of me time (jealous?). I enjoy it with a good book, my computer or a walk with my little dog.
Cassandra Eastman says
I enjoy me time after the kids have gone to bed by watching my tv shows and relaxing!
nikki b says
i looove to curl up in a blanket with a good book and relax thats my me time!
Kimberly Schotz says
My me time is spent watching television and entering giveaways
I enjoy ‘me time’ with a cup of hot cocoa and a hot bath
I read a lot. 🙂
Melissa M says
The best “me” time is either a good book,or catching up on TV programs that I love but don’t have time to watch.
I enjoy a nice hot bath to relax.
tara pittman says
Just me and my computer surfing the web
Andrea H says
Catching up on all my DVR’d shows!
Jennifer Rote says
A bubble bath and a good book are my me time.
Amy G says
Surfing the web.
I enjoy me time reading a good book.
reading in the tub !
Katie Bellamy says
Locked in my bedroom! lol 🙂
Sarah Cool says
I love taking long bubble baths and giving myself manis and pedis 🙂
Priscilla S. says
Wrapped up in a blanket watching a great movie
A good book, a cup of tea, and a cat on my lap.
deana c says
I enjoy me time with a great book and a bubble bath.
Playing ukulele! 🙂
Curled up on the couch with a good book! 🙂
Liberty Thompson says
I enjoy “me time” with a good book or a long overdue nap : )
lauren knott says
I love a nice cup of tea or a great glass of wine!
My me time is hanging out with the ducks!
Linda Szymoniak says
I’ve never been a coffee drinker, but have been a fan of tea since I was little. I love trying different flavors and typically have a nice cup of fresh brewed tea about mid-afternoon. In cold weather, I also love having a nice warm cup of chai latte in the evening or after shoveling or doing other outdoor activities.
Miss Sara says
A hot bath, a good book, candles & TEA.
Monique Rizzo says
I like a cup of tea and a good book.
Thanks for the chance.
Jan Hall says
My me time is spent reading.
Dawn Ganey says
I enjoy drinking coffee om the back porch alone in the mornings.
Julia Cosgrove says
During me time I like to read.
Hot tea and a good book
Hot bath and music
Cheryl F. says
I enjoy “me time” with a good book and cup of hot tea.
I would love this. I agree tea time is me time.
Debbie Welchert says
When the house is all quiet at the end of the day, I like to sip on a cup of hot tea and honey and watch a good program on tv.
I get out of the house and go shopping!
Carmen S says
I get some good music on I tunes going and find a book I want to read on my kindle.
Megan Parsons says
I love snuggling under my covers with a great book!
Susan Chester says
I love getting up before anybody else and having a cup of coffee or tea in the quiet.
Rachel cha Ching queen says
Bath time with a good magazine
Autumn R says
A nice cup of tea & a book or movie.
tina reynolds says
usually in the morning before everyone gets up for the day
I enjoy me time but drinking a hot cup of “sleepy time” tea and relaxing on my computer before bed.
josee carpentier says
I drink some herbal tea watching my favorite Tv series
Toni Porter says
I either like to curl up with a cup of tea or cocoa and a good book, or play video games.
Myrna Kasick says
A bubble bath and a glass (or two) of wine.
Ellen Casper says
A cup of tea and reading a book or emails
Samantha L. says
I put netflix on and paint my nails.
Me time = Netflix, Black Ops Or Tweeting
My mom would LOVE this!
a book and a cup of tea. i rarely get the chance for either.
ellen beck says
My me time is watching Walking Dead
Me time = a good movie & cup of hot tea..Ahhh..
jeannine s says
I take a bubble bath and relax with a book
Blessie Nelson says
I spend some time alone in quiet and sit outside and watch nature while a sip a cup of milk tea!
julie matek says
I enjoy me time by watching a good movie:)
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Misha Estrada says
I attempt to take a nice, hot bath…alone, without anyone pounding on the door 😉
melina r says
I enjoy me time by laying down and watching some tv shows that I like to watch (no kid shows)
Irene McPhee says
I take a nice warm bath and then enjoy a cup of tea while watching a great movie .
Caroline B says
My “me time” is either gardening or taking my dogs for walks at the park…it relaxes me 🙂
I go to Bingo!
Paula Michele Hafner says
I like to go by myself to the thrift store and see what treasures I can find.
Donna L says
Spending time read a book.
Heather B says
some game time on the internet and a cup of chai!
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂 I love tea!
Ben G says
I take a long hot bath and work on my nails.
melinda hawkins says
my me time is rare! so kicking back with some good hot tea or coffee and a locked bedroom door. (I have six grand kids l) watchin a good movie preferably a john wayne fick!
Victoria Carlson says
I love taking nice long baths and read a book!
jessica edwards says
A long, hot, bath
Jennifer Reed says
I enjoy “me time” when I shop at a local vintage store.
Lisa Hollinger Barto says
I listen to music and have a few beers
Im a new mom so i dont really remember what me time is but i look forward to having it again in 18 years 😉
Jill Myrick says
In the morning I like enjoying me time by taking a cup of tea out and sitting on the deck and watching the sun rise.
Cathy French says
curling up on the couch with coffee, book (or Kindle)
Diane F says
Sitting on the couch reading a book or catching up on one of my favorite shows.
Lorina Padgett says
Me time is listening to music on my MP4 player.
I love playing my sweepstakes for me time
Gloria S says
I enjoy me time by sitting on my patio enjoying the flowers, birds and beese
Nicole D. says
I enjoy it with a book!
Jennifer Matt says
Me time is playing stupid little games on the computer while listening to my music.
ellen c. says
I like to take a hot shower and get into comfy pjs. Thanks for the chance.
Jovan B. says
With a cup of tea or coffee and the silence of the morning.
Tanya White says
Reading my favorite novel with a cup of tea or coffee.
Laura F. says
I like to curl up with a good book.
Brittney House says
With a nice relaxing bath.
Paula Tavernie says
I enjoy a nap when I have me time!
Doing crafts by myself.
Michelle D says
I enjoy taking long walks in the woods.
tiffany lane says
a hot bath
brandy c says
I curl up with a nice book and my cat!
Rebecca Lock says
I take a long hot bubble bath and read.
Carla C says
Play on my xbox (girl gamers rock!!!) or sit with my kindle and read a nice book
Kate Newton says
I dont get much me time. I snag a couple minutes here and there whenever I can or when my kids fall asleep early.
Annemarie Z. says
I enjoy some chocolate and watch a movie!
Deb S says
I enjoy me time by have 20 minutes or so by myself for a cup of tea or coffee.
Storm, the Psychotic Housewife says
I go take a long, hot shower!
My me-time is reading a book out on the patio.
dawn cook says
when i get home from work, i make a cup of tea, put my feet up and watch tv or read
Jennifer Speed says
a nice long bath and a cup of apple cider
Dawn Reid says
Gardening is my me time
Alison Wood says
A bubble bath and a margarita are my favorite staples for Me Time.
ESTELA AURORA says
After the kids are in bed, I devote 30 minutes by myself to read a book. It’s a great way to unwind.
Leslie L Stanziani says
I love to either read or just get a few minutes uninterrupted on my computer.
joseph gersch says
i take a hot shower
Joy Q says
I enjoy reading a good book snuggled up on the couch
Nicole C. says
I enjoy me time by reading a good book.
Terri Morgan says
i enjoy my “me time” curled up in the recliner with my dog beside me, a glass of wine and having a relaxing conversation with my boyfriend.
Sherry Conrad says
I curl up with a hot drink and a good book.
Amy Smeltzer says
Enjoy a nice long, hot bath.
Laurie Emerson says
I like to read a book with a cup of hot tea and some cookies.
Lisa L says
Vegging out on the sofa with a blanket & the remote!
Francine Anchondo says
I take a bath .
Janice Crespo says
A nice soak in the tub, a movie (mystery, drama, intrigue, romance, comedy) – or even just chilling with a good book – sometimes my only me time is a quick game of triple yahtzee on gamepoint – LOL
Karen Gonyea says
I love to enjoy a cup of tea and read a good book 🙂
Aimee C says
Reading about English history, sleeping, a glass of wine
Aimee C says
I love your pics btw and laugh out loud everytime I read your bio that you love 90’s pop and country…me too!
I like to relax with a good book or just listening to music.
I like to read the newspaper for me time.
Belinda Revercomb says
I get in the recliner with my super soft blanket with my computer or Kindle
Donna Pyszk says
I like to take a relaxing bath
Vikki Billings says
I like to get into my jammies, get a blanket, pop some popcorn and watch a good movie!
Crystal Sell says
I love to find a good book, brew up a cup of tea, grab a blanket and go cuddle up on the couch for awhile.
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Lisa Neutel says
I love a nice cup of tea ..I love herbal teas and a book …that’s how I celebrate me time
Charlene Kuser says
I read a good book and drink a cup of Jasmine tea.
bubble baths and a good book
Trisha McKee says
A great book and hot tea!!
Karrie Millheim says
I take a book outside and watch the squirrels and the birds..it is my only me time
I like reading a book and sipping on hot oolong tea on the couch during “me” time!
I enjoy me time with reading or exercising!
I enjoy me time by cuddling up to a good book.
Bryan E. says
Thanks for the giveaway…swimming laps for 45 min, and then relaxing in a Jacuzzi for 15 minutes is my “me” time.
I spend my me-time cooking and baking!
Dusty Schnur says
I enjoy me time with a nice hot shower