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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?
Paula Schuck says
I am so excited to try these bars. I love cheesecake but i try not to eat it because of the calories. I will have to pick up a box to try tonight.
Cynthia R says
I treat myself to a good book, hot tea, and some kind of butter cookie.
Shannon Gurnee says
These are some really great tips! I love to listen to my favorite songs!
Those bars looks delicious and I certainly would love to indulge myself. Guilt free is even better. I love your other suggestions too. Riding bike is always so much fun.
Debbie L. says
Resting and listening to music is my way of leaving this world and going to my happy place.
Nataile Brown says
These are some great tips! I always feel better after I take a walk with my dog. These Fiber One bars sound delicious! I’m going to have to look for them at the grocery store. Thank-you. 🙂
I love Fiber One brand, these look scrumptious. I must buy some when I get groceries this weekend for my office drawer snack stockpile.
James Robert says
These cheesecake bars really do look delicious. Might have to get some for the kids and I to try
Fariha N. says
That essential oil trick is genius. I also love lavender. This is a great way to indulge besides my usual, chocolate!