The wisdom of Dove

I am a big fan of Dove Promises. I am currently making my way through a bag of the caramel and milk chocolate variety. They are little bundles of awesomeness and they have a message inside… like a fortune cookie only better (because chocolate ).

Yesterday I opened this one:

Fair enough. I practice this every morning. Sleep is good and the snooze bar may be the best invention ever.

Then, not five minutes later, I opened this one:

I am sensing a trend here.

Take home messages:

1) I eat too much chocolate

2) The Dove Promise message writers (and what an awesome job that would be!) may be getting a bit lazy

3) Sleep is one of those universal things…We all need it, love it and want more of it.

These will be very appropriate for me tomorrow morning (are you guys watching this game??? So exciting! World Series game 7 tied in the ninth).


Treat YoSelf&Plan #1

I am joining a brand new challenge called Treat YoSelf&Plan hosted by Italian Hurricane!  This challenge involves taking a few minutes for yourself every week to a) treat yourself and b) plan and set some goals for the upcoming week.

I don’t have a lot of time for myself with my job, commute and two kids so this challenge is a good thing for me. This past week, I did take some time for myself on Saturday morning. I slept in and relaxed (which for me means spending some time downloading music and perusing the internet). I also made a little splurge at the grocery store: cookie dough swirl klondike bars AND red velvet fudge stripe cookies.

Goals for next week:

  • Get to bed earlier… I have been staying up way too late lately. Starting next week with my new job, I will have to be up and out the door by 6am.
  • Setting aside time every day to write… even if it is just 20-30 minutes. Even if it is just during my lunch half-hour. Even if it is just writing down random thoughts from my commute when I get home from work. I should have been doing this for a while. Many days I just get busy and lazy.
  • Drink more water… in an effort to be healthier
  • Meal plan for lunches… my anxiety has been flaring up my food issues lately. Aside from the splurges mentioned above, I have been restricting food lately and that is not good. I do not want to backslide into that place. So I want to plan good, healthy lunches and snacks to take to work to keep my energy up and improve my  health.

What have you done lately to treat yourself? What are your goals for the upcoming week?

Go here to read more about the Treat YoSelf&Plan challenge and add your own post to the link-up.