15-Minute Me Time Escapes

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These 15-minute me time escapes are helping me get through the busy holiday season. Between increased hours at work, extra baking, shopping, cleaning and everything else that comes with the holidays, I could use an escape. While I won’t be taking a vacation, I can use one of these 15-minute me time escapes to calm down and focus.
15 minute me time escapes

15-Minute Me Time Escapes

There are some days that I wish I could just make everything stop for just 15 minutes. I don’t want anything that needs my immediate attention for just a few minutes – just long enough for me to take a deep breath and relax for a while. You’d think that would be fairly simple to find, but most of the time it isn’t. It seems like there is always something that needs my attention. I have found a few different me time escapes that are relatively easy to work into most days.

  • Bubble bath or a hot shower. My preference is a hot bubble bath with candles and soft music. That’s not always possible, but I can at least find my favorite body wash and a quick steamy shower.
  • Tea and a good book. Chamomile tea calms me down, and I take about 15 minutes each night to read my favorite book with a cup of tea.
  • Music and exercise. OK not everyone finds exercise relaxing but it’s an excellent way to work off stress. Just plug into your favorite music and run.
  • Dark chocolate and strawberries. A few fresh strawberries and some dark chocolate are the perfect way to reward yourself without going overboard.
  • A quick power nap. Close your eyes and turn off the television and music. Grab a blanket and take a quick power nap. Set the alarm if you have to.
  • Exfoliate and moisturize. I always feel better after I exfoliate my skin with some time of scrub and then follow up with a moisturizing lotion.
  • Diffuse and relax. Diffuse your favorite essential oil in an aromatherapy diffuser and close your eyes while you relax. I find Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ thrive blend to be the perfect choice when I’m stressed. It’s a blend of clove, lemon, cinnamon, eucalyptus, and rosemary.

15 minute me time escapes

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I love the Nature’s Bounty® Earthly Elements™ Aromatherapy Diffuser. It’s the perfect size to keep on my desk and has a USB adaptor so I can bring my favorite scent with me anywhere. Now available at Walmart stores everywhere, Earthly Elements™ are also great for holiday gifting, where you can “give the gift” of aromatherapy and “me time” to friends, family members, and coworkers.

15 minute me time escapes

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Comments

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:
    I love all of these ideas.  Sometimes a nice hot shower does the trick for me. 
  2. That diffuser looks great. I'll have to look into this company. It's so nice to have the aroma of oils in the house. 
  3. Dark chocolate and berries of any sort are my jam! There's nothing better. Nothing.
  4. I always hide in the bathroom when I need a break from people. I love taking a nice long hot shower's keeps my sanity grounded.
  5. Oh man, I have to have me time every day or else I go crazy! A bubble bath is always my go to. 
  6. I love to take a nice, long hot shower with a bath bomb at the bottom of the shower. It's so invigorating, and it really opens up my head. 
  7. I love to soak in a long hot bath to relax. I have been using essential oils for years. It is amazing when i have a cold.
  8. I'm loving these ideas. I may need some me time soon. Diffusing some nice scents would be great.
  9. My mom has this too. and she loves it. 
  10. I love these products! I have some of them and they smell so good. I use Essential Oils for many things and they work great. I think some of these oils are great for when you're sick. 
  11. These are great me time escape ideas.   I know as a mom I find it hard to take me time but I know it's so important to do! 
  12. I've been wondering about oils. I like the idea of taking mommy breaks. 

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