The following post is sponsored by Skinny Cow®.
It had to come out eventually, so here it is: sometimes I do things that are totally just for me. I know. I’m horrible. But, in all seriousness, I really believe that you should treat yourself as much as possible. Now, here’s the actual honest truth: you don’t have to spend a lot of money or take a lot of time to do it. The real secret to living an impossibly good life is learning to love the little things. When you realize that it just takes small actions to brighten your day, you’ll be a lot better off.
Am I saying I don’t ever want to run away with my friends, while staying at amazing resorts and going on all sorts of adventures? No. I’m not an idiot. I’d love that.
What I am saying, is that I clearly don’t have the time or bankroll for that type of lifestyle. I also just flat out wouldn’t leave my sweet family that often. But, let’s be real, that doesn’t mean I don’t ever want time for myself. Thankfully, Skinny Cow® totally has my back and added even more decadent, just-for-me treats to their line up. This weekend, I needed a mommy time out (<-yes, those exist) so I devised a little plan. I grabbed my baby pink nail polish, super-flowery scented lotion, and a Vanilla Latte Creamy Iced Coffee. Yep, I was headed outside for at least 10 minutes of solitary bliss.
So, here’s the deal. I’m actually pretty awful at painting my nails. I’m not really sure why it’s such a stress reliever for me. Fine, I’m lying. The truth is that it’s easier to claim you need a few minutes by yourself to paint your nails than it is to claim you need to “go outside and chug a delicious, decadent drink”.
Having light pink nails must have gone to my brain, because I started feeling pretty fancy. Obviously I had to pour my beverage into a plastic wine glass. Pure class over here, y’all. For what it’s worth, it tasted just as amazing either way.
While that entire process probably took less than ten minutes, I walked back inside feeling relaxed and refreshed. Cheesy? Absolutely. Truthful? Of course.
Over the past few months, I’ve actually stocked up on a few Skinny Cow® products. I grabbed a tried-and-true favorite, the Caramel Divine Filled Chocolates, along with a another new-to-me ice cream bar, Vanilla Almond Crunch. I fully approve of them all.
Now I know I can’t be the only one who has little rituals that relax them. What’s yours? Share it on the hashtag #SkinnyCowsSecret, because some secrets are definitely meant to be shared. Direct Message @TheSkinnyCow yours on Twitter, and you’ll receive a sweet treat! <- Worth it.
Thanks to Skinny Cow® Ice Cream Bars, Creamy Iced Coffee and Candy, our secrets can all be a little sweeter. Follow Skinny Cow at: twitter.com/TheSkinnyCow.