Disclosure: This post of every day self care tips has been sponsored by Aveeno and I have received compensation for sharing it with you. As always, all opinions are my own.
Self-care is so important but it is HARD to remember to take the time for it. Or maybe that is just me? No? I didn’t think so. We are all busy keeping our homes running and everyone clothed and fed that it is easy to let other things fall through the cracks. I used to try to make grand plans for big “self-care” things like spa days. The problem with those (though they are awesome) is that it is hard to actually fit it in and do it. Instead I end up putting it off indefinitely (here’s looking at you spa gift certificate that I asked for and still haven’t used 2 years later).
Instead, I have started to figure out little things that I can do every day that make my life happier. A few examples are: getting my nails done in fun colors so I always feel put together, buying my favourite coffee creamer, writing in a pretty journal with an inspiring saying on the front, keeping my purse stocked with pens in different ink colors and most recently….using bath products that make me feel like I’m pampering myself.
My favourite pampering product lately is AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt Lotion Vanilla & Oats and AVEENO® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash Vanilla & Oats. It’s thick and creamy and has the nourishing properties of Greek yogurt. And my legs NEED that. I have the driest skin in the world. I’m sure Calgary’s super dry climate doesn’t help either. I like using these together because my legs can get a dose of moisture in the shower and then the cream keeps them looking great for the rest of the day. I *hate* going out and looking down at my legs only to see that they look like crocodile skin!
Plus I love the fragrance in these two products (and as well in their new Apricot and Honey products too. I love that Aveeno has so many unscented options but I like a little scent now and then. Especially when it smells clean, not over done and isn’t too strong (yes, I’m picky. I own that). These are perfect for me (I have reactions to a lot of floral scents so this is a big deal to me).
Since Evan and I are hitting the road in the Fall, I will have to be even more careful about making time for self care. No one wants a cranky pants Mama on the road! But being on the road also means that big things are off the list. So let’s embrace those little things!
How do you practice everyday self-care? Share!
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