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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Importance Of "Me Time" {and a Giveaway!}

Thanks to the company or PR firm that sponsored this giveaway. I was not compensated beyond the review item. All opinions are my own. Others may have a different opinion or experience.

Whenever someone asks me what I do, I simply answer "I'm a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to 3 kiddos". If I'm honest? I totally have to catch my breath after I say that and try to not feel overwhelmed. I do not have a small job at all.

Sometimes that first question has a follow up that goes something like "Wow. How do you do that?".  I give a simple answer. What I do is not for everyone and I certainly don't pass judgement on families who choose traditional schooling for their child(ren). We all have to decide what we think is best for our own homes and that looks different for everyone.

Here's my secret to survival, though. I make sure I take care of myself with "Me time".

Yah, it sounds a little simple-ish, but it's absolutely KEY to hanging on to whatever sanity I have. For starters, I make sure I have myself dressed and ready for the day before I ever venture into school books. We adopt a rhythm here - eat breakfast, make the bed, get dressed, start school. Now, after the school work is done, I move on to chores. I know. You're thinking that this is more work and not at all a strategy for "Me time". Oh, friend. I make SURE this is a "Me time" activity.

I use music as my getaway. I grab my vacuum, or mop, or dusting cloth, or glass cleaner, or bathroom cleaners...whatever the day calls for...and I grab my blutooth headphones. Then it's just a matter of choosing what kind of music I want to listen to. {I usually end up playing one of my radio stations on my iTunes Radio}. And since my headphones have no cord, I stick my phone in my back pocket and boogie my way through my housework.

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The sound in these Sol Republic headphones is incredible! They have an amazing quality, even rockin' the bass to keep my boogie going strong. {Please don't ever dare someone in my home to catch this on video, mmkay?} These are also noise canceling, meaning I can't really hear the vacuum over my tunes as I go.  And should someone need to call while I'm dancing working? I can answer with the push of a button and have a hands-free conversation. 

Sometimes, it really is the little things that get me through the day. 

So tell me, how do you survive your day? What are the little things that make a big difference for you?

And since I can't keep something as wonderful as these Tracks Air headphones to myself, I'm giving a pair away to one of you!



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