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August 18, 2016

5 Things I Allow Myself To Enjoy

Whether you work 80 hours a week at the office or you’re a stay at home mom who is always on the go you should always make time for the things you enjoy.  I know it can be hard to press pause on the world around you but you NEED to do it!  It’s funny how taking a few minutes to do something you truly like to do can improve your mood and even your productivity. I always try to take time out of my busy day for the 5 things I allow myself to enjoy.

Good Food– Obviously I enjoy good food.. who doesn’t?! I added this onto my list because I am totally guilty of forgetting to eat on my hectic days!  I love food so it’s kind of funny to think that I forget but sometimes life is just so crazy and I’m so focused on making Mason’s meals that I don’t think about myself.

5 Things I Allow Myself To Enjoy

If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that I am pretty health conscious when it comes to my diet. So I was very excited when I discovered Lean Pockets!  They are quick to make and allow me to enjoy a tasty mini-meal without feeling guilty about what I ate.  Lean Pockets are a good source of protein, made with 100% real cheese and no artificial flavors.  Oh, and did I mention they taste amazing?!  There are so many flavors to choose from but my favorite is definitely the roasted turkey bacon & cheese with a pretzel bread crust! I’ve also been loving the chicken broccoli and cheese with a whole grain crust!

5 Things I Allow Myself To Enjoy

Lean Pockets are the perfect sized lunch, too.  I’ve been pairing one Lean Pocket with a side of fruit or veggies to make the perfect lunch time meal.  The portions are just enough to keep me going and satisfy my hunger without making me feel like I overate.  Hot, fulfilling and nutritious lunch (with a short prep time) that tastes delicious? I don’t think I’ll ever forget to eat again! 😛

5 Things I Allow Myself To Enjoy

Me Time– this is YOUR time so you can spend it however you want.  My daily me time is my skincare routine at night!  Mason is already asleep and my house is quiet so I sneak away and take my time getting myself ready for bed.  Other things I love doing for my me time are reading a good book, painting my nails, doing a face mask or catching up on my TV shows.

Exercise– Exercise is one of my favorite ways to recharge.  Whether I’m hitting the gym for an intense workout, practicing yoga at home or just getting outside for a walk I love this time.  My mood is always better after working out and it even helps me sleep better at night.

A Glass of Wine– I love drinking a glass of wine with dinner or while I’m watching TV to help me relax.  A glass of wine in the evening helps me shut my brain off and stop worrying about all the silly little things that happened that day.  I’m not a wine connoisseur by any means but I love trying new wines and that’s one thing I allow myself to do guilt free.

Relaxing–  I love having a full schedule and being busy all day!  I crave a schedule and actually find myself being more productive when I’m crazy busy.  But there is nothing better than putting away the to-do list and just hanging out.  Most often my relaxing is crashing on the couch at the end of the day (with said glass of wine 😉 ). I try to give myself time everyday to do nothing but relax… I swear this is how I keep my sanity!

These are just 5 things I allow myself to enjoy.. What are some of the things you allow yourself to enjoy?! Let me know by commenting!

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5 Things I Allow Myself To Enjoy

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  • YourDalyDose

    Oh we love Lean Pockets too! So yummy! Great post!

    August 18, 2016 at 9:38 pm Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      I think I’m addicted now! They are super yummy. Thanks for reading xo

      August 19, 2016 at 10:49 am Reply
  • The Blonde Diary

    Lean Pockets sound like a great treat! Will definitely try them.

    August 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Yes definitely try them out. You’ll love them!

      August 24, 2016 at 9:24 am Reply
  • Tara Berries

    I do enjoy my “me time” as well. Great post!

    August 23, 2016 at 9:46 am Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      I think it’d go crazy without my me time! Ha! Thanks for reading xo

      August 24, 2016 at 9:25 am Reply
  • chanel

    Lean Pockets are my jam! Seriously, they are so good. I need to add them to my next grocery trip!

    August 23, 2016 at 11:25 am Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Yes! I keep my freezer stocked up. They’re so good!!

      August 24, 2016 at 9:25 am Reply
  • Suzanne Hines

    Yes! Those things are all so important! My list would include some desserts! Haha!

    August 23, 2016 at 7:20 pm Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Oh that’s a good one!! I should have put that on mine because I can’t resist a good dessert ha!

      August 24, 2016 at 9:26 am Reply
  • Emma | Creative Explorations

    Mmmmm…the Lean Pockets look amazing. Enjoying good food is so important to me, as is taking me time.

    Emma |

    August 23, 2016 at 9:05 pm Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      They were so good! I can’t decide if I enjoy good food or my me time more ha! Thanks for reading xo

      August 24, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply
  • Rachel Lynn

    I always allow myself a good glass of wine! Wine is the BEST. There’s no way to survive without it. 😛 I love to cuddle up with a nice glass and a good book.

    August 24, 2016 at 12:20 am Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      There really is no way to survive without it haha. I look forward to my glass all day long ha!

      August 24, 2016 at 9:27 am Reply
  • Erin | A Welder's Wife

    I definitely agree with “me time” and have a glass of wine to relax and wind down for the day! Life does get hectic to the point of making it difficult to sleep thinking of everything I want to accomplish. Lists help, but that relaxing time in the evening is what I need most. Thank you for sharing!

    August 24, 2016 at 7:00 am Reply
    • Caffeine & Cuddles

      Yes! Even if I make a list I still find myself thinking about what didn’t get done, what I have to do the next day, etc… So my evening wine + relax time just helps me stop worrying! Thanks for reading xo

      August 24, 2016 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Amanda

    Great list!! Especially the wine and me time! 😊

    August 24, 2016 at 11:28 am Reply
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