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 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)