In the midst of studying for the dreaded Bar Exam, a package arrived from Oregon Chai. The box was filled with goodies: a canister of Chai Tea Latte Mix, a mug and hot plate, and an insulated cold beverage to go cup. The letter inside recommended that I take some "Me Time" to relax, de-stress, and enjoy the good stuff in life. There was even a mood ring so I could make sure that I was tranquil while enjoying my Chai. The package seriously could not have arrived at a better time.
The truth is, it's often hard to find Me Time. Don't you agree? We are all so over-booked, our calendars so full, and our to-do lists ever-growing, that it is hard to just sit back and enjoy life. Let's make a promise to each other: sometime today let's take five minutes (or more!) and do something nice for ourselves. Cool?
Need some ideas? Okay, here goes: take a walk, ride your bike, stretch, bake a pie, read a magazine, snap some photos, take a nap, start a new book, wander around the bookstore, give yourself a pedicure. You can get really cheesy and take a bubble bath. Or, just stare into space for five minutes (doesn't that honestly feel good sometimes?).
Oregon Chai has generously provided me with two giveaways for those of you willing to take a little Me Time:
- 10 oz. canister sample paired with a hot mug
- 10 oz. canister sample paired with an acrylic reusable cold beverage cup
(And, by the way, you can only win if you actually take the Me Time. Obviously, there's no way that I can actually verify that you took your Me Time so you are on your honor here. Can you imagine the guilt you would feel if you win the prize but didn't keep your promise?)
For more chances to win great prizes, Oregon Chai is hosting a Twitter Party. What better excuse for some midweek Me Time? Follow @OregonChai tonight, Tuesday, August 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. CDT. Use the tag #Chaifor10 to win!