How To Make Time For Self Care No Matter How Busy You Are! Self Care Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs!

Do you have a super busy schedule and feel like you don’t have any time for yourself no matter what you do?!

Don’t worry because below are a few suggestions that can help you balance your full schedule with having quality time for self care!

I’ve collaborated with some of my favorite entrepreneurs and working moms who will provide great advice on how they fit in self care into their super busy schedules! Check it out!

IAmMingley

Hey there! I’m Ley, freelance makeup artist and beauty blogger. I work on my blog quite often which can be found here: www.iammingley.weebly.com I also have an Instagram (iammingley) and a makeup business Facebook profile (iammingleymua).

My days can get pretty hectic having to accommodate my clients, completing blog entries, and traveling. I don’t spend a lot of time at home, I’m always on the go. I travel at least three days a week for work and I’m always attending events. That alone hasn’t really given me much time for myself. At one point that didn’t bother me at all, but recently I felt as though that needed to change. So now no matter where I am I make sure to take out time for myself because self care is extremely important!

When it comes to self care I try to do AT LEAST one thing a day to contribute. I get so busy that I forget things so I set daily reminders for whatever it may be that I’d like to do for myself that particular day. Everyday is different for me so depending on how much time I have for self care will determine what I do.

Here are a few things that I do for self care:

– soothing in home facial with relaxing music

– calming eucalyptus bubble bath with an aromatic tea

– massage

– travel somewhere alone to relax and get away from stress

And much more!

SnapshotsByShanna

Life with 3 kiddos and ALL of their extra curricular activities, a full-time job, and a budding photography business SnapShotsByShanna can be exhausting! Finding time to just be me, not mommy, wife, or Mrs. Shanna, is difficult; but it’s getting easier.

For one, scheduling activities that I enjoy has helped tremendously! This makes it an obligation and I’m less likely to find reasons not to do them. Once these activities become a part of your regular routine, you won’t have to think about squeezing them into your schedule because they’ll already be a part of it!

Yoga, working out at the gym, and reading is what gets me through the week without losing my mind! Also, taking 30 minutes to an hour at the end of everyday to unwind and just BE is priceless. I love using this time to catch up on my favorite T.V. shows, take an extra long shower or bath, or simply just scroll through social media websites.

AmberRoseeMakeup

Wife. Mom. Student. Full-Time Worker. Business Owner. Content Creator. These are among the many positions I currently hold. Often times, I have friends that ask, how do you do it all? How do you manage and still find time for yourself? It’s simple, but sometimes not so simple … Self-care! I might not be able to take time for myself everyday or a few times out of the week, but the point is I still get it done even if it’s taking a moment to myself in the bathroom while my children are screaming to the top of their lungs. Praying, reading, going out to brunch with a friend, going for a walk, getting a quick 30-minute run to the store all help in aiding me with self-care.

With me currently working in the mental health field and also studying in the field of social work, Self-care is a topic that is often visited and heavily discussed.  It is very easy to get burnt out in these areas, however being able to balance whatever tasks or jobs you may have in front of you will assist you in the future in being able to better prepare and better manage your tasks.

Currently majority of my time is spent most importantly with my family, which is something that I truly value. Secondly, I have been spending a lot of time rebranding my makeup artistry business and also gearing up for the launch of my Eyelash business that will soon come Mid-March/April timeframe. Not to mention, being a student takes a lot of time by itself, having to study, complete projects, take exams! However, my calendar is my best friend and helps me with time management A LOT! If you’re someone who struggles with time management, I would strongly suggest investing in a calendar, post-it notes, and a good highlighter!

When it comes to entrepreneurship, these two areas are where I have been spending the most time as of lately. It is definitely not easy being able to juggle all that is on my plate, however with the help of my calendar and taking things day-by-day allows me to have a peace of mind. I always try to encourage the next person, who might look at my situation and wonder, how on earth ….. to follow your dreams, however on the way to meeting your goals/dreams…. make certain you remember to take “breathers” along the way and to always partake in self-care to avoid burn out! Remember, “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first!”

Feel Free to follow me:

Instagram: AmberRosee

Facebook: Amber Rosee Makeup Artistry

Website: AmberRoseeMakeup.com

As you can see, these successful women have very busy lives but still manage to find time for self care! If you’re someone who struggles to make time for yourself, then try out some of their tips and see if it works for you! Thanks for reading!

Everything New Yorkers Must Do This Week! MAY 29 – JUNE 4!

Hey guys! I knows it’s been a bit cloudy here in NYC for a while. But we can’t let that put a damper on our fun! Here are some exciting things to do this week here in NYC!

MAY 29 – MONDAY

>>Day drink at the Summer of Love Memorial Day Party! 



Location: Ridgewood

Get Your Tickets Here! 
Ridgewood offers a free dance party located on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House! You are sure to see a pig roasting along with other food vendors, circus performers, DJs, arts and crafts station, shopping at MaMas Bazaar and more! 

>>Cold Brew Soft Serve at Dominique Ansel Kitchen


Location: West Village

Dominique Ansel’s Kitchen
Dominique Ansel’s latest creation contains caffeine?! La Colombe cold brew soft serve topped with biscotti,milk foam, and cocoa powder for $7.25! 

>>Strawberry Poptart Sundae!


Location: Times Square

Kellogg’s NYC

OddFellows Ice Cream Co. has linked up with Kellogg’s to come up with a creative sundae made with strawberries and cream soft serve swirl, sour strawberry jam, toasted Pop-Tart crumbs, and rainbow sprinkles! That’s sounds pretty awesome! It’s available from Memorial Day through June 12! 

MAY 30 – TUESDAY

>>Learn about Manhttanhenge! 


Location: Upper West Side

Get Your Tickets Here!
As the sun sets in May 30, it will be perfectly aligned with Manhattan’s east-west numbered streets, offering opportunity to capture cool pics of Manhattan’s brick-and-steel canyons. Jackie Faherty, astrophysicist, will be guiding you through the history and astronomy behind this awesome sunset! Here will be a special presentation held at Hayden Planetarium! Tickets are $15!

MAY 31 – WEDNESDAY

>>Drink Unlimited WINE at Brooklyn Uncorked!


Location: Industry City 

Get Your Tickets Here!
Edible’s food and wine festival will pair unlimited local and imported wines and beers with local bites from Baba’s Pierogies, Talde, Runner & Stone, and more!  The festival is from 6pm – 9pm and riches range from $50-$70

>>Hash Brown Tacos?! 


Location: Midtown East

Empellón
Empellón interesting tacos stuffed with everything from falafel with grasshopper hummus to hashbrowns with tomatillo ketchup! They offer a $35 three course lunch that includes an appetizer, two tacos, and dessert! 

JUNE 1 – THURSDAY

>>Scooper Bowl NYC! 


Location: Bryant Park

Get Your Tickets Here!
The nations largest All You Can Eat Ice Cream Festival from June 1-3! Proceeds will go together the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Spaulding. Rehab Hosptial! Get your favorite ice cream flavors from Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin-Robbins, Häagen Dazs, and many more! Tickets go on sale starting May 31st! 

JUNE 2 – 4 FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

>>Experiencing the Creative Minds of Local Artists!


Location: Greenpoint 

Green Point Open Studios
This annual event opens up the personal studios of Greenpoint’s photographers, painters,textile artists,sculptors, and more! Come out and see the process and work that goes into contemporary visual art!

JUNE 3 – SATURDAY 

>>Bill Nye and the Brooklyn Sky!


Location: Downtown Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 1

More Info!
Your favorite science guy will join you on Saturday night at the interactive stargazing event featuring astronomers, astronauts, and more space-savvy guests! Admission is FREE and is from 7pm-11pm!


JUNE 4 – SUNDAY

>>International Food Bazaar! 


Location: Upper West Side – Grand Bazaar NYC

International Food Bazaar!
Eat food from all over the world with 25 vendors selling delicious food from Cuba, Greece, Thailand, and more! Proceeds will be donated to local public schools!

These activities sound so fun! Hope you guys get a chance to dive into these fun endeavors! =)

Photos: Pexels.com; Pixabay.com

Affordable Mother’s Day Gift Ideas All Under $50! 

Mother’s Day is right around the corner!

And if you’re like me, it’s hard to buy something for your mom who already has everything!

So I will provide a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas that are all under $50!

Click on the pictures to get more details for each item!

1. CLOTHES/ACCESSORIES 

From my experience, most people love receiving gifts that they can wear. And if the item fits them perfectly, then you won!


2. KITCHEN ITEMS

The average mom is usually the cook of the house and would enjoy a new appliance or item to make her time in the kitchen so much more enjoyable!


3. SPA DAY AT HOME!

Prepare a nice gift basket or gift bag full of spa essentials! She will be able to pamper herself in the comfort of her home!


4. HER FAVORITES/HOBBIES

Whether your mom loves to read, loves candles, or collects shoes, she would really appreciate being gifted an item that she can put to good use!

I hope I was able to help you find a nice thoughtful gift for that special mother in your life! =)