Sometimes in the midst of working a million jobs, and doing a million house projects, and writing a million blog posts I forget to take good care of myself. That needs to stop. Sometimes you gotta treat yo’ self.
Instead of my usual high 5 for Friday post about great things from this week, here’s 5 super easy ways I’m taking control of feeling better about me:
1. SKIN CARE.
Back in high school I had a glorious paycheck from my part time jobs that I could spend on whatever the heck I wanted because I had no bills or responsibility. Then I grew up and had to make cuts to pay bills and now I don’t even buy shaving cream… I just lather up with Dollar Store soap and hope I don’t get razor burn.
I have always used Neutrogena face cream in the morning before I put on my makeup, but I’ve added a before bed toner and anti-wrinkle eye cream to the mix now too. After loving the Dickinson’s towelettes I got in my VoxBox, I decided to buy a toner by that brand as well. Then I chose an anti-wrinkle eye gel by Olay to package it with. I am LOVING both of these products. I shower at night, so the toner and eye cream go on right before bed.
2. TEETH CARE.
I am obsessed with brushing my teeth, that is never ever an issue. However, when I buy my Dollar Store soap I usually also buy my dollar store toothpaste. Then I got Colgate Optic White toothpaste in my VoxBox and you know what… there really is an actual, noticeable difference between $1.00 toothpaste and $3.00 toothpaste. My teeth are freaking sparkling right now. So I’m going to keep that up. And also, I am flossing every single night before bed. Next time my dentist asks if I floss regularly my answer will not be a lie!
3. GETTING OFF MY BUTT CARE.
I do not like to exercise. I choose watching Netflix under the covers with my dog 112% of the time. Unfortunately, I sit at a desk all day at work. Then I sit at a desk all night at work. Then I go home and go to bed. My body is displeased at my lack of movement. I don’t blame it. My new goal is to walk at least 2 miles 2-3 times a week and to do solid yard work 1-2 times a week (building walls and walkways is exercise!). Baby steps here, folks. I’m not about to start training for the Olympics.
4. EATING SOME DARN VEGETABLES CARE.
Yeah, in addition to the not exercising I also eat like a 5 year old. Like I go daysssss without eating fruits or vegetables. Sometimes weeks. Obviously that needs to stop because I’m a freaking grown up and I need to eat more then bread and pizza and peanut butter. I downloaded and app for my phone and I’m tracking what I eat, which will hopefully help me make some better choices.
5. THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN.
What do you do to “pamper” yourself that you could never give up? And I say that in quotations because seriously, my idea of pampering is buying name brand toothpaste. Let a sistah know!