Between going to work every day, caring for kids, managing a household and everything else that fills our lives these days, no wonder we can feel overwhelmed sometimes! I know that there are days when all I want is to sit back and relax with a good book and instead I end up cleaning, paying bills or doing some other less enjoyable task. But as important as those tasks are, it’s just as important to take time to enjoy the simple pleasures of life!
Ivory understands how important the simple moments are. The soap with a formula that’s 99.4% pure knows that things don’t have to be complicated to be wonderful! And to help Canadians slow down and enjoy life a little more, the company asked author and life coach France Hutchinson to share some of her tips for embracing the simple moments:
- Take a moment this week to celebrate with your children, your spouse, and most importantly, have fun: We often wait for a special occasion to get together and celebrate. Take a moment to celebrate your successes and enjoyable moments, and to thank the people around you who have a positive impact on your life. See how your tension and minor worries disappear.
- Give a hug to your friends and family: To love and feel appreciated makes our heart happy. A hug is productive when we hold the other person in our arms and our breathing is slow and deep. Practice your hugs while breathing deeply, you will notice a feeling of calm and happiness comes over you.
- Take two minutes to dance, jump and move your body – every hour: A sedentary lifestyle makes our body and our mind sluggish. Every hour, take the time to stand up, stretch and walk a little faster. This will awaken the quality of your consciousness.
- While washing your face with Ivory soap in the morning, smile and tell yourself that you feel wonderful and you are beautiful: A smile has a ripple effect. A smile has a ripple effect. When you smile at people, it brightens their day as well as yours.
- Remove the word “no” from your vocabulary – say yes to three people today: Be receptive to positive vibes; say yes to three people today. For example, because of your job you have been putting off lunch with a close friend, say yes to lunch today. Take a moment to read your favourite novel, say yes when your child asks you to play ball. Take 30 minutes to savour the pleasure of sharing a moment with a loved one. Say YES!
Of course, one of the best chances to enjoy a simple moment is during that rushed morning shower, and doing so is easy with the four fabulous scents of the new Ivory Body Washes: Original, Aloe, Lavender and Water Lily. I had a chance to test out these body washes for myself and with no heavy dyes or perfumes, they really are a simple and pleasurable way to start the day! The Original variety was especially appealing; it had a slight ocean-fresh scent that made it a great choice for me or for my hubby!
To help you enjoy some simple moments of your own, Ivory is very generously offering one lucky Mommy Kat and Kids reader an incredible prize pack containing eight bottles (two of each variety) of Ivory Body Wash and a bath pouf! To enter to win, just leave a blog comment about your favourite simple moment in a day. And don’t forget to check out the Ivory Facebook page to learn about new promotions and get more fabulous tips about taking back simple moments from Ivory!
I loved the relaxing light scents of the Ivory body wash and I really enjoyed the reminder that taking time for the simple things is just as important as taking time for the complicated jobs that try to steal all our time! After all, some of the most important simple moments don’t really take any time at all; giving a loved one a hug is quick and easy, but that positive energy that results will have you feeling better all day! So why not kick back, relax, set those bills aside for a few minutes and enjoy a simple moment of your own?
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