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After battling traffic, deadlines and carpool all day, you deserve an indulgence. But with dinner to prepare and homework to check it’s not always easy or practical to plan a weekend escape or even soak in a hot bubble bath. You need simple ways to indulge yourself. I’m not talking about eating your way through a box of cookies. Rather, do something that provides instant gratification without leaving you feeling guilty.
5 Simple Ways to Indulge Yourself Guilt-Free
Take your exercise outside. Skip the gym and go for a walk through the woods or on your favorite trails instead. Take the kids for a walk around the block or on a family bicycle ride. Exercising in nature is good boost for both your physical and mental health. I enjoy taking the dogs for a walk.
Tickle your funny bone. Laughing does wonders for relieving stress. Listen to a comedy show on Sirius Radio during your commute home or watch your favorite prime time comedy on television. Engage in telling jokes with your children. Knock Knock Jokes are always a hit with kids. The sound of your child’s giggles is sure to boost your mood.
Listen to your favorite tunes. Whether it’s the soothing sound of the ocean or your favorite hits from the 80’s, listening to music can do wonders to lift your spirit. It might even turn into an impromptu dance party with the family. That’s always fun!
Breathe in a soothing scent. Rub a few drops of essential oils into your hands, and then cup your hands over your face and slowly breath in. Take a moment and continue to breath in and out – nice and slow. Bergamot, lavender or chamomile are all soothing scents. Choose a scent that you enjoy. Lavender does wonders for me.
Treat yourself to a Fiber One Cheesecake Bar. A sweet treat like the new Fiber One Cheesecake Bars, with only 150 calories per bar, is a delicious way to indulge. The new Fiber One Cheesecake Bars are the perfect, delectable treat with the added benefit of fiber. Each Bar contains 150 calories, 6 grams fat, and 5 grams fiber (20% daily value of fiber).
Available in Salted Caramel and Strawberry flavors, the irresistible layers of graham craker-y goodness and creamy cheesecake are topped with one of two flavors – salted caramel or strawberry.
A Fiber One Cheesecake Bar and a good book is my idea of guilt-free indulgence. I love the creamy cheesecake goodness. Being able to indulge in decadent treat without the guilt is a beautiful thing.
Fiber One Cheesecake Bars are available nationwide at major grocery and retail stores. Try one for yourself and take part in celebrating Cheesecake Appreciation Month running all month long, through the month of August. Additionally, head on over to the Fiber One’s Facebook Page for details on the Fiber One Cheesecake Appreciation Month Sweepstakes.
What’s your favorite guilt-free indulgence?
Lady Lilith says
Music works well for me. I love listening to music. It has so many wonderful effects, that we have some playing in almost every room.
Amber NElson says
I love cheesecake, so I bet I would love those bars!
These are some great tips here! After working all of the time, we all need a little indulgence every now and again!
I like all of these ideas. I find it hard to make time for myself but I am working on it more.
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
If I can get the time away from the kids, I love to indulge in a nice warm bath!
I’m totally on the lookout for those Fiber One cheesecake bars. I like FO products.
Mama to 5 BLessings says
I love Fiber One products They are so tasty and not bad for you. I will have to check these out!
Janell @ Saving You Dinero says
Ohh – these look delicious! I always need a mid day snack bar to get me to dinner.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
A cheesecake dessert for 150 calories? I will stock up on these. Thanks for sharing!
These are wonderful ideas. I am a great fan of cheesecakes and I need to try these bars.