Ready to move beyond a trip to the salon? Check out these fun, sneaky -- even sexy -- ways to enjoy some alone time.
Let's go beyond a mani/pedi, mamas!
First, you need to actually make time for some "me time"
Everyone knows the importance of carving out "me time," but it's not always easy to do. So, the next time you're adding a reminder to your smartphone calendar for someone else's needs on your to-do list, set an alert to meet your own. Block out an hour or two for yourself. Then do something different -- even sexy -- for a change!
Sneak a read with Fifty Shades of Grey
Admit it: You're reading the hottest book around -- or if not, you want to be! This steamy trilogy will get you thinking about "me time" in a whole new way -- namely, the title's namesake: Christian Grey.
He's hot, super rich and more than just a little kinky in the bedroom.
Women around the world are fantasizing about his intense grey eyes, tousled hair and um, a few other parts of his body.
Sure, you can now buy the Fifty Shades books in paperback, but isn't it more fun to download it to an e-book so you can sneak a read here and there throughout the day, say, while shopping for a tie? If you haven't read the books yet, you'll get the tie reference when you do.
If you're a mom and your kids ask what you're reading, you can always say, "the news." But if you share your e-book library with your kids, you'll want to restrict their access while spending "me time" with Christian Grey.
Another benefit? You'll make sure to carve out time for "me time" while reading these books!
As Lori C., mom of two young daughters explains, "It's a relief from Elmo and carpool -- makes my day more interesting."
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Do a sexy workout
Exercise not only helps you stay fit, it's a great way to relax and de-stress. Forget about jogging around your neighborhood the next time you need some "me time" -- how about taking a twirl on a pole? Sexy workouts like pole dancing or booty beat classes are fun ways to break a sweat without dreading going to the gym. If programs like Flirty Girl Fitness or The S Factor aren't available in your community, check online or buy a sexy workout DVD. Yes, you can even buy poles online and install them in your bedroom.
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Reading the Fifty Shades books or doing a sexy workout may take you from "me time" to "we time" in no time at all. Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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