This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.
You hear it all the time, I think we all do…”Take time for yourself” right? Isn’t it something that is said pretty frequently? While I do agree with it, most days I don’t take time for myself because well honestly, it is the first thing to go when I have a busy schedule. I don’t take time to recharge myself with a bath, watch a show that I love, or even just sit in peace and quiet. I do however do 3 things every day/night that I have made a staple in my routine that help me to have even 30 seconds for myself and if that is all I get then I know that I am at least taking care of my skin, my mind, and my body.
1 – No matter where I am, the drive-through, tucked into bed at night, or a second early to an appointment I love to do a 3 minute (there is even a 1 minute if I am crazy busy) meditation. I use an app on my phone to guide me through it. I love that it helps to clear my mind, help me focus, and to take a breather when I have a lot going on. It is often times that when I need it most that I let it go first. I love that I can turn it on in my car or wherever I am and just take a second to recharge.
2 – Every night and every morning no matter how rushed I am I use Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. Most days I put it on in the living room so I can keep an eye on King and start his breakfast ha. This might sound dramatic, but it truly is like giving your skin a huge drink of water. It hydrates my skin better than anything I have ever used plus it plumps it as a plumping powehouse to help prevent wrinkles and to help me start working on anti-aging. I have really been paying close attention to my skin and making sure I am taking care of it because I know that if I don’t start now I am going to regret it later. What I love about Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream is that it is super affordable, you can find it at the drugstore, and that it outperforms 10 top prestige creams (in an independent test by The Good Housekeeping Institute). It truly is the best 15 seconds of my day because of how well my skin feels afterwards. If you haven’t tried it, do it and then I want to know how you feel about it because you will love it as much as I do! My skin is so much softer, I can wear less makeup due to less imperfections to cover up, and as silly as this sounds my skin just feels so good on the inside. I don’t feel like it is dry anymore, it has an overall smoother feel to it, and babes, it is just real good mmkay!?
3 – Drink water. Keeping my body healthy has been something that I am really working on. Making sure that I am keeping myself hydrated has made a huge difference in my energy levels, how I overall feel, and everything in between. It is so crazy to me that something as simple as water can change the way that you feel so much. I try to keep a cup with water in it with me wherever I go so if I get thirsty I’m not tempted to snag a Diet Coke. Plus, I have noticed when I have water with me constantly I drink it way more than I would have ever thought I would! Winning right!?
I want to treat my body, skin, and mind well because I love them and am so grateful for what they do for me. The older I get I realize so much how important it is to take care of myself. I want to be there to chase my littles, have my skin be healthy, my mind be clear and crisp, and to be the best me that I can be. These three things are three things that have changed my life and I hope that they help you to feel better, look better, and have more confidence like they have for me!
Photos by Kelsie EmM Photography