Today I'm talking about slowing down and taking some time for myself. It's not an easy thing for me to do but we all need it.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Oui Yogurt by Yoplait and Walmart. All opinions are my own.
Life is hectic. I keep telling myself it will slow down but it never does. I am in a constant state of never getting it all done. It gets to me sometimes.
Don't get me wrong, I'm extremely thankful for all of the opportunities and relationships I have but sometimes I get overwhelmed by it all.
I have come to terms with not having enough hours in the day, that I often go to bed with a sink full of dirty dishes, piles of laundry and the list goes on. It is what it is.
Since we live and work on the ranch, there are never ending piles of dishes, loads of laundry and paperwork. Holy moly do I have a ton of paperwork. We have 3 small businesses besides the ranch and we are talking about starting another one. Crazy, right?
So how do I keep my sanity? I don't. We put in an above ground pool this summer and I try to go for a swim every day. It's tough to take that time but it makes such a difference. It's like the stress melts away and the exercise is so good for me.
The other thing I've been doing lately, is purposely putting down my computer and my phone and picking up a magazine. I grab a Oui by Yoplait yogurt from the fridge and just chill out for a bit.
My favorite spot is on the deck by the pool. The ranch is really a quiet and peaceful place. It would be such a shame for me to not take the time to appreciate it every once in awhile.
No computer, no tv, no phone ringing, just a moment of me time. I'm getting better at this and I think it helps me to be a little less grouchy. Some days, when the stress of life gets to me, I'm not fit to be around. Don't believe me? Ask my kids. I get rather impatient with everyone and everything.
Oui by Yoplait is a new French style yogurt and it is always on my Walmart list these days. It's easy to find in the yogurt section of the dairy aisle. There are so many great flavors like strawberry, vanilla, lemon and black cherry. It also comes in plain, coconut, blueberry and peach.
Oui is the perfect breakfast or me-time snack. It's cultured in each glass pot for eight hours giving it the unique creamy texture that is slightly sweet and doesn't need to be stirred. It's made with whole milk and fresh fruit plus no artificial flavors or preservatives.
A ME MOMENT WITH OUI BY YOPLAIT VIDEO:
The little glass pots are super cute and the ideas for repurposing them are endless.
I'd love to hear your tips for slowing down and taking a bit of time for yourself. What keeps you sane in this crazy- busy world?