Feb 8, 2011 12:22 PM
We are women, hear us roar! As the queens of making time stretch to fit our busy schedules, sometimes we find ourselves plum worn out. And usually it's because we're going and doing for others as moms, employees, sisters, wives, friends, or teammates. 2011 is the year to resolve to make more time for yourself. Go ahead, don't feel guilty--shut the door, light some candles, and recharge!
1 - Do Nothing For 2 Minutes Website (FREE) Everyone needs to start somewhere! Take two minutes out of your day and just sit while the waves and timer lull you into a peaceful trace. It's harder than it sounds to remain completely un-busy for two whole minutes!
2 - T by Alexander Wang Drape Back Hoodie ($185) We drop a pretty penny on well-made suits for the office and sexy dresses for date night, but we rarely indulge our big spending in loungewear. It's time to wrap yourself in this soft, soothing cotton hoodie.
3 - Sage Body Wrap ($42) Heat this generous sized body wrap to unlock the stress-reducing aromas of cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus. Wrap it around your neck, toss it on your tummy, or place it under your head for a much needed cat nap.
4 - Philip B. White Truffle Ultra-Rich Moisturizing Shampoo ($42) Sure, 42 big ones is a lot to pay for shampoo, but if the only down time you get is in your daily shower, then you'd better make the most of it!
5 - Pralus Pyramide des Tropiques ($45) Translating to Pralus Pyramid of the 10 Tropics, this bundle of decadence boasts of 10 gourmet dark chocolates from around the world. Unwrap and eat one at a time to be transported to a mini-chocolate vacation.
6 - Keep Calm Gallery Prints ($29 each) Surround your space with prints that make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. A few well placed reminders will not only brighten your room, but hopefully your day, too!
7 - Capri Blue Jar Candle ($28) Yeah, yeah--candles are typical "spa relaxation" staples, but there's good reason! The low light of a candle casts a warm glow around you, and smelling pleasant scents has been scientifically proven to reduce your stress levels.
8 - Penguin Hardcover Classics ($14 each) There's nothing quite like indulging in a good book. Make it a priority to read one chapter a night before bed for a year and you'll find yourself a) less likely to stay awake mentally listing things that need to get done in the am, and b) more literate and informed than ever before!