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DIY 5 Minute "ME" Time Survival Kit #SkinnyCowMoments #Ad

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It's difficult finding time in the day during a busy work week just for me. I am usually rushing to get ready in the morning for work, especially if I don't hear my alarm go off. With two fantastic young kids who constantly want my attention, my "ME" time seems to consist of the commute to and from work. It's time to put balance back into my life by giving myself 5 minutes out of each day just for "ME" with the following essentials.

While I am a huge fan of massages, especially deep tissue that leaves you more achy afterwards, I can't quite justify taking an hour and a half (plus commute) to get one. On a whim I ordered this Q-flex stick from TV and it is amazing. I take 5 minutes to just press those points on my back that are screaming at me and I get into the zen place. What's great is that it only requires one hand to use so I can use my other to read! Yeah I'm a bookworm.

On the same note of quick spa, I recently found these individual face mask packets. Just 5 minutes results in glorious smooth skin. There are so many different varieties so treat yourself to one a week! I am especially fond of the ones with a bit of grit to exfoliate the dead skin cells. Light a candle, put on choice of mask, close eyes, sit and breathe for 5 minutes.... rinse and be refreshed to play with the kids again!

On non-mask days, slip on an eye mask, turn on the diffuser with Young Living Essential Oils and inhale deep and exhale all the stress away from the day. Who knew that just 5 minutes of this would make such a difference in your tension level?

I love to snack. Ok. I love to eat in general. However, there are moments when I indulge in the wee hours of the night because the kids always want a taste and I eventually give in and forfeit my treat. I now have my own personal stash of Skinny Cow® candy bars and Creamy Iced coffee, that I picked up at Walmart, to enjoy.

These are heavenly. Whether I am reading a snippet of a magazine or catching up on a chapter of a book, I can nosh without feeling guilt of not sharing. They are also the perfect companion while browsing on your favorite sites!

The new Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bars, which comes in two flavors – Milk and Dark Chocolate, are amazing. I love the dark chocolate flavor and since the bars are individually wrapped, I can keep a stash in my cabinet at work. The rich, soft truffle layer is decadent and too easily consumed within 5 minutes.

Since the weather has been summer-like for some time now, I am all about iced coffees. The Skinny Cow® Mocha Latte Creamy Iced Coffee is just my language :: rich roasted coffee whipped with creamy milk. They are available in the refrigerated section at Walmart and come in three delicious flavors - Vanilla Latte, Mocha Latte & Creamy Cappuccino.

Did you know that there are also Skinny Cow® Vanilla Almond Crunch Bars? I'll have to pick up a box (or two) on my next trip to Walmart. These would be great summertime "ME" treats.

Check out my essentials for a DIY 5 Minute "ME" Time Survival Kit:

  • Young Living Essential Oils
  • Candles
  • Individual Face Masks
  • Portable Massage Stick
  • e-Reader or books
  • Skinny Cow® Creamy Iced Coffees
  • Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bars
  • Cute Eye Mask

1.  Buy/Gather all your favorite essentials. 
2.  Stash the Skinny Cow® Creamy Iced Coffees in the door of the fridge for quick and easy access. Plus you will be able to see it every time you open the fridge thus reminding you to give yourself 5 minutes of "ME" time. Also, when there is only one left, you know it's time to head to Walmart to pick up more.

3.  Take the box(es) of Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bars and place on your desk right next to the computer. You can enjoy while working! 6 bars in a box so that means restock every weekend.
4.  Place masks, candles, essential oils, magazines and/or books in a cute basket in the bathroom so you can easily access for "ME" Time.
5. There you have it. I think as long as your essentials are easily visible and within reach, you are more likely to take that 5 Minutes each and everyday.

Guess who is a happier parent since taking a bit more time for myself?

Have you tried Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bars and Creamy Iced Coffees? Do you enjoy them for "ME" Time? 

Skinny Cow® is So Impossible. So Good. TM


  1. I love your survival kit! I need to make one for myself. It's so hard for me to take time for myself but it's so essential! I do enjoy a Skinny Cow Iced Coffee occasionally and it's the perfect way to relax!

  2. great kit, I saw that back massager on Shark Tank, pretty neat. I have been looking for that skinny cow latte, but haven't been able to see it anywhere.

  3. Yes, please! I've heard of the Q-flex stick and wondered how well it worked, so I'm glad to hear that it really does... and now I've got to get to the store because I haven't tried either of these Skinny Cow products and they look delicious!

    1. I was curious too! I need one of those in my life. And after I'm relaxed, I'll gobble up those Truffle candy bars.

  4. I didn't know that they had the Iced Coffee kind - definitely going to look for that. And 5 minutes, yep, that's about it, huh? ha/ha

  5. I love the sleep mask! It's so cute! I really am a better mom when I take 5 or 10 minutes for me - and enjoying Skinny Cow products is an easy way to do it!

  6. That sleep mask is adorable! I love skinny cow products going to have to look for that product

  7. I love your ideas! I actually get a decent amount of "down time" as my 2 kids are in school all day, but with a baby on the way that will soon come to an end and summer time fast approaching us! I love sleep masks and Skinny Cow products.

  8. What great ideas! Everything you mentioned is something I need. We moms have such little time for ourselves. I didn't know Skinny Cow had so many products!

  9. I had no clue that Skinny Cow had so many products! (I guess I need to venture around the grocery store a bit more.) Now I'm dying to try out that iced coffee!

  10. I really enjoyed the latte it was a perfect pick me up in the middle of the day. Need to get more.

  11. Mmm, those crunch bars are perfect to toss into my backpack when I travel. I'm going to get a few!

  12. I love this. I'm all about taking a few moments to take care me. This is perfect and easy to take with you.

  13. Yes I have tried Skinny Cow Blissful Truffle Candy Bars and Creamy Iced Coffees, and they are so good, I keep the candy in my desk drawer at work for a little escape when things get stressful.

  14. I love this idea! I could really use a kit like this. ;) I've always wondered if those massage sticks work well... I might have to buy one after hearing how much you like yours!

  15. I love the goodies you assembled for the kit. I have liked all the skinny cow products I've tried so far, so wonderful choice there.

  16. What great survival kit ideas! I need one of those back massagers! It sounds perfect for me! I'm going to have to make a kit like this for myself.

  17. Skinny Cow makes iced coffee?!?!?!?! You just changed my life. I love all of their products and I love iced coffee- I would literally go to the store TODAY to stock up if I didn't have a furniture delivery coming. I guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow!

  18. Great idea, I need to do something like this

  19. OH it is life's little indulgences!! if we all just took a moment for ourselves life would be that much better!! Thanks for sharing these great little escapes!!

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