30 Things You Can Do With 30 Minutes Of “Me” Time

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

When I started this blog back in 2008, one of it’s main purposes was to give me a creative outlet and a way to make time for myself. I had just become a mom and spent my days alone with my baby so I needed someone to talk to and my blog connected me with other moms, something I so desperately was looking for. Over the years my blog has turned into something more so I started looking for other ways to make time for myself.

Since I’m now a busy mom with two school-aged boys and a business that keeps me busy, my time is limited. Usually my “me” time is confined to 15 minute or half hour time frames. Because of this, I’ve had to come up with a list of things I can do in short periods of time and I wanted to share a month’s worth of those ideas with you all because I know all moms can use a break right about now.

30 things you can do with 30 minutes of “me” time

1) Take a nap

2) Read a magazine

3) Watch your favorite TV show

4) Take a bath

5) Go for a bike ride

6) Paint your nails

7) Write in a journal

8) Walk the aisles of your favorite store

9) Take an uninterrupted shower

10) Call a friend and talk

11) Plan your goals for next year

12) Start a new hobby

13) Dance around to your favorite music

14) Give yourself a facial

15) Color in an adult coloring book

16) Do absolutely nothing….

17) Go for a walk outside

18) Watch the sunrise or sunset

19) Look at pictures and make a photo book

20) Do a quick DIY project (like this one)

21) Work on a puzzle

22) Meditate

23) Read a couple chapters of a book

24) Write a letter or email to a loved one

25) Plant an herb garden or pot of indoor flowers

26) Start planning your next vacation

27) Exercise

28) Watch cute cat videos on YouTube

29) Listen to music

30) Enjoy a delicious snack

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What’s your favorite thing to do during your “me” time?

Peachy Pancakes {Recipe}

This post is sponsored by Yoplait.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Start to Finish: 20 Minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Fruitful™ peach yogurt (get a coupon here)
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup real maple or maple-flavored syrup
  • 6 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • Whipped cream, if desired

Directions:

  • Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 350ºF. Grease griddle if necessary. In large bowl, beat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt with whisk. Stir in milk, yogurt and egg. To test griddle, sprinkle with a few drops of water. If bubbles jump around, heat is just right.
  • For each pancake, pour slightly less than 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook until pancakes are puffed and dry around edges. Turn, and cook other sides until golden brown.
  • Serve topped with syrup, pecans and whipped cream.

6 servings (3 pancakes each)

Note: To toast pecans, sprinkle in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until pecans begin to brown, then stirring constantly until pecans are light brown.

Recipe and image courtesy of Yoplait.

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