If you know me, you know I’m a busy gal. Between juggling being a mom, a wife, a student, a designer, a nurse, certified lactation counselor and blogger, I’m often asked if I get any sleep at all. Many days I definitely look like I haven’t gotten any in a long while. This year I’ve made it a priority to love myself again. To kick my butt out of that mommy slump and bring back that hot mama that use to be in me somewhere. Like everything else in my life, it’s a work in progress.
On days I barely have time to sleep, I definitely have less time to take care of me and even 5 minutes extra in the morning can be hard to come by. How do I make the most of the 5 minutes I set aside for myself you ask? I’m a multi-tasker of course!
I’m usually at my worst coming off a night shift, barely able to stand and yet sleep is still out of reach with kids to get off to school and chores to square away for the morning. I usually come through the door and straight up to the bathroom where I shed the night off and jump into a refreshing shower. I love using my loofah to waken up my skin with a vigorous scrub and I have this divine peppermint bar soap that just perks me up. Once out of the shower it’s like a timer is counting down. I quickly lotion my body from head to toe and then brush my teeth. While blow drying my hair, I’m usually also post-rinsing my teeth with my listerine rinse.
With my hair somewhat dry, I pull it back quickly and mix up Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Serum, with one squirt of liquid foundation and one squirt of tinted moisturizer. A quick blend with my fingers, I apply it quickly and evenly with a sponge. I’ve combined just enough coverage and waken my skin to feel like myself again. A little dab of blush and CoverGirl Nature Luxe Gloss Balm and I’m off!
If I know I’ve got to be a little more than presentable, I make time to shave my legs, trim that bikini line with the newly Venus Gillette Bikini Trimmer. I’ll even throw in Aussie’s 3 minute miracle right before I brush my teeth and rinse for hair that once again has life. I’ll peel off one Crest 3D White 2-Hour Express Whitestrips treatment and gather my thoughts/ to do’s for the day.
It’s not much but just taking that extra 5 minutes does wonders for the outlook of my day. I feel much better, refreshed and ready to take on the day… even on no sleep. Just another day in the life of a mom!
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