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Momma Told Me: All work and no play....

This year's been a pretty crazy one for me. In between the multiple trips to visit, or provide care for, family, I've also taken on an unexpected move. And by unexpected I mean I was literally notified the house we'd been hoping to land came available overnight and was ready to move within days, where we'd previously spoken about timelines closer to mid 2017. All this on top of juggling the hustle and bustle of imminent holidays. Let's just say I don't know if we'll be enjoying our turkey dinner on chair cushions on the floor at our old condo, or a dining table surrounded by moving boxes at the house. Yes, my days lately aren't short of things to do and ways to consume time.

Move or no move, we all feel the stress of the season during this time of the year, which provides just added stress and struggle on top of everyday challenges like juggling a family and a job, writing a meal plan with dietary restrictions, or taking on a leadership position at ones' volunteer gig. So I've taken a few minutes to zen out (because blogging is one of my ways to unwind) and share with you my favorite 5 Minute Me Time Moment break ideas.
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1. Add a little atmosphere- The first thing I do when I start to feel a little overwhelmed is close my eyes and take a deep breath. I let all of the senses I might not have been focusing on right then take over. Since this usually involves scent and sound, I'll typically light a candle or incense, and even turn on a familiar melody. By engaging parts of your brain currently dormant, you can help switch off the parts which are being overwhelmed and provide some valuable moments to recharge. It's the simplest form of meditation and it only requires shifting your senses from one focus to another. Of course, aromatherapy may also provide key benefits to recharge if you choose your scents meticulously.
2. Engage in a little furriendly therapy- My favorite way to recharge at home is free, always available, and provides an immediate lift whether I have 2 minutes or 20. The same furry faces that greet you with excitement when you first get home after a long day will be just as enthusiastic for your affection when you pause to take time out to acknowledge them during your daily tasks. Whether it's a 5 minute walk around the block with the dog, some affectionate cat scratches with the cat, or a full blown fetch session in the backyard, pets provide an instant endorphin lift.
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3. Just drop everything- It may sound like the beckoning of an apocalyptic doom, but (in most cases) you really can just drop it all for 5 minutes and the world won't burst into flames around you. A lot of the time we self impose stress upon ourselves by setting unreasonable goals, or simply feeding a drive to accomplish something. Your achievement will be just as worthwhile should it take you 5 more minutes to complete, and you're actually likely to be more productive after a quick break than if you'd just powered through. Of course, if you're like me, you'll be tempted to tinker and spend your 'me time' doing other things that may feel productive, but aren't quite considered a break. Make sure you remove yourself from these temptations by heading to a quiet room, or even outside for your break.
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4. Reward Yourself- If you find it hard to just sit still and unwind grabbing a snack or treat can help fill your break time with positive vibes and delicious reflections. I recently discovered NEW Lemon OREO Thins at my local Ralphs and my 5 minute breaks because a lot more delicious. For those who still haven't experienced these thinner, crispier, OREO cookies, with the perfect cream to cookie ratio- you simply must pick up a package. There are now 5 varieties to choose from, Original, Golden, Mint, and NEW Chocolate and NEW Lemon filled OREO Thins. Just a few of these crispy sandwich cookies put an instant smile on my face.
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5. Let your creative juices flow- It may seem contradictory to throw so much of yourself into something while seeking respite from a strenuous task but, again, engaging a different side of your brain can instantly help refresh and recharge. Naturally what one person finds creatively freeing might be different for another, but many agree that the trend of modern adult coloring is universally appealing. Whether you enjoy being meticulous in planning your color placement and the zen of coloring inside the lines, or you thrive on the anarchy of wild color combinations and the prospect of a purple kitten, taking just 5 minutes to sit down and focus your creative energies can truly recharge in the most hectic of times.
So there you have it, my favorite 5 Minute Me Time Moment ideas. You may be tempted to do some of them at the same time (I know the allure of a golden OREO cookie with a perfect crisp crunch gets me every time) but you really should try to practice these ideas on their own. After all, it's only 5 minutes- when you start to add multiple breaks in you really only end up overwhelming your time, and it hardly becomes a break at all. That is, unless you commit to a 20 or 30 minute break- and I'm all for that. Too bad the real world doesn't pencil more of those in, right?
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If you're inspired by my suggestions, and want to see what some other really awesome people have to say about how to unwind this holiday season (or any time, really) then you simply must check out this Social Hub for some 'Thinspiration'- and make sure to pick up some OREO Thins at your local Ralphs too. They're the perfect pairing for our FREE Printable Adult Coloring Page above, too! Now, tell me, what's your favorite way to unwind and take a few minutes of me time when the world gets crazy around you?


What Daughter Says: You're only at your best until you're not- taking 5 minutes out to recharge doesn't make you less efficient, it makes you more effective.

27 comments:

  1. Yes! Oreos and coloring sounds like a match made in Heaven to me! They're two of my favorite things.

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  2. I think Oreos solve all the problems of the world LOL. Oreos taste the best of all the cookies and they're just happy to look at. I've never tried the Oreo sends I really should because that is probably a whole lot healthier for me than the regular ones.

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  3. There is nothing like a little me time with Oreo's and coloring. HA! Who ever thought that as adults we would love what we loved as a child? LOL. Thanks for sharing

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  4. I love Oreos!!! I have not tired the thins yet I need to pick some up, these are great coloring sheets to, I love to do color it is so relaxing.

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  5. I can't think of a better way to spend me time than with the ways you've shared! I'm all about the sweet treats from Oreo and some time with my rescues and I love that printable!

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  6. I love Oreo Thins but I'm more of a reader to relax than a colorer - one who colors? Me, a book and a cat and I"m one relaxed woman. Dropping everything is a very good thing to do now and then.

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  7. I love Oreo Thins! Those and a coloring book will have me in heaven.

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  8. Oh my gosh that little dog would be enough to take all my cares away. So cute! I love coloring and that coloring page is cute!!!! I've never tried Oreo Things but Oreos are pretty tasty.

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  9. Just dropping everything sounds amazing. I would love to be able to do that without my kids interrupting me too!

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  10. There is nothing quite like being able to take a break from everything. I absolutely love this coloring printable too!

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  11. With all the hustle and bustle going on this time of year especially, a little me time sounds like just the thing that I need! What better way than with Oreos and a little bit of coloring.

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  12. These OREO Thins look so delicious. I like to color when I am feeling stressed. It is a great way to relax.

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  13. Oreo cookies are my favorite snack. I think it is important to take some time out of your day just for yourself.

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  14. Oh my gosh are you making me need cookies now! I wish you the best on the move into your new home-congratulations!

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  15. I like to relax in a hot bath with a good book. It is important to recharge yourself whenever you can.

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  16. I love to color. It relaxes me so much! How fun with the oreos!

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  17. Ah, 5 minutes. I should practice taking more me time. Love the coloring page!

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  18. I've never had Oreo thins, but I can't wait to get them! Love your post too!!!

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  19. I haven't tried the oreo thins yet but I keep meaning to. These are all great tips and fun coloring pages!

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  20. Taking some extra time for yourself is incredibly helpful! I like your ideas! Oreo Thins would be a really nice treat.

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  21. Me time is so important! I also love visiting furriends at the shelter for a pick me up. I can't take them all home but I sure can give them all love.

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  22. These are great tips! I love Oreos! Will find for chocolate flavored of these Oreo Thins in our favorite store!

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  23. Sounds like a good time, only thing I would add is ice cream and wine? lol Coloring can be so relaxing. :)

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  24. Taking a little me time is a great idea. It's amazing what 5 minutes can do. I wonder if we have the lemon flavored Oreo Thins here.

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  25. Us Moms work way too hard without giving ourselves a break. Five minutes to ourselves at least once a day is something we owe ourselves and I love the idea of coloring to relax though I have to admit I'd probably take an hour "break" from mommying, instead of just 5 minutes LOL

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  26. I love the idea of doing some coloring for some me time. I have not tried the Oreo Thins yet. They look so yummy.

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