This post is sponsored by Mirum; however, opinions are 100% my own.
I remember loving mornings in college. I would wake up, shower, eat a leisurely breakfast, listen to music, and maybe even paint my nails. I had it made. College me, had no clue that in a few short years, gone would be the days of relaxing mornings and having a leisurely breakfast to myself. As a mom of two, it is rare that I have a moment alone, and showering in peace is honestly hot commodity in the mom world. My mornings went from calm to chaos as we added little people in our lives, and for a while, I thought that was just the new normal.
Then, I decided to make a change. I knew I needed to start the mornings off on a different note in order to be a more relaxed, joyful mom. I needed something for me. I needed a little pampering again. Are you in the same boat?
Here are 3 unique ways to pamper yourself in the morning that speak to your body, mind and spirit.
Dove Shower Foam
Waking up is rough, but you can make mornings better with Dove Shower Foam body wash. I don’t know about you, but I just feel better when i’m clean and my skin feels good. Dove Shower Foam body wash is the easiest way to add a pampering experience to your shower routine. You just press the pump and it releases a smooth lather right into your hands! The texture is so light and airy that it feels flawless on your skin. It actually helps replenish skin’s natural nutrients, which helps leave skin looking and feeling healthy, soft, and smooth.
It is available at CVS in Deep Moisture, Sensitive Skin, Cucumber and Green Tea, and Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla. With over 250 pumps per bottle, you can use the shower foam generously. Be sure to use this coupon exclusively at CVS: Dove and Dove Men+Care Foams for 2 for $15 (10/21-10/27/18). ExtraBucks® Rewards offer limit of ONE (1) per household with card. Try it for yourself!
Inspirational Podcast or Music
This is something I took from my college days and changed slightly. I don’t always have time to read anymore (which I enjoy) so mornings are a great time to listen to books, an inspirational podcast or music while I am getting ready. I tend to listen to soft inspirational music or industry leading podcasts in relation to blogging/social media. I have found that this is a big mood shifter for me (and my kids too). Music just lifts our spirits and helps us get in a good mood. In terms of pampering, this brings the “calm”.
Here is where the “unique” comes in to play. Life is tough and sometimes you just feel like its a series of Mondays. I have found that it is easiest to combat this feeling with gratefulness. A thankfulness journal is a great way to pamper your mind and shift your mindset to something positive to begin your day. It doesn’t have to be complicated, you can take a minute or two and write down everything from the previous day you were thankful for or what you are thankful for coming up in your day. By choosing to focus on the joy and gratefulness, I find that my mornings just start off better.
And, speaking of starting off better, don’t forget to use this great coupon and try Dove Shower Foam body wash for yourself! Not only is Dove the brand you know and trust, but they are still creating innovative today with you in mind. I got mine while I was running in to pick up our photo prints. It was such an easy stop that has changed the way I like to shower. Have a #BetterShowerBetterMorning by picking up your own Dove Shower Foam from CVS.