Fall is a great time of the year to do all the things that I love to do for “me”.
The weather is perfect, the sun is (usually) shining, and I find myself wanting to get outdoors and onto activities as much as I can.
Although Fall Bucket Lists are great, I like to attempt to keep the tradition of trying new things and making the most of my days going year-round.
I recently got an invite to check out a lucy store and treat myself to one of their outfits that would be perfect for a workout or day of running around. During the middle of a recent weekend consumed by studying and running, I couldn’t wait to spend an afternoon away doing just that.
I had heard of lucy activewear before, but this was my first time finding a store and going home with something new for my fitness fashion wardrobe.
The closest retail store to me is in Birmingham, which is one of my favorite areas to be in the daytime. Being there just screams “relax” to me.
I would love to reside in that zip code one day!
I was pleasantly welcomed by the staff as soon as I walked through the front door, and when they asked if I was looking for anything specific, I told them my request to find something stylish.
Since I have plenty of tight pants and cropped leggings, I had a great time browsing the store in search of something new.
Even after just a few minutes of looking around, I had my hands full with items to try on and ended up leaving with the following outfit:
You might be wondering why I am sitting in the grass playing with leaves.
This is partly because Scott thought it would be funny, but mostly because I wanted to. It’s something silly that enhances my mood, so if it’s not hurting anyone… why not?
To go along with their mission for this campaign (keep reading for a great giveaway opportunity!), lucy asked me to write about me time.
You might remember me talking about The Importance of “Me” Time and How To Get It over the summer.
As someone who works from home and spends a lot of time solo these days, I realize I might not be the best source for tips, but I assure you that my days and weeks haven’t always allotted for this much flexibility.
When it all comes down to it, finding time to celebrate you every once in a while isn’t just for you. Doing so helps avoid burn outs and refreshes you to be closer to the best you possible.
The best wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter, sister, employee, and friend.
I know this can be a hard concept to grasp, but just hear me out.
You don’t have to spend a day at the spa to enjoy a little break.
Take the scenic route on your drive home from work, roll your windows down (before the winter shows up!) and rock out, sister! Have a glass of wine or a cup of coffee with your girlfriends every couple weeks, and get active.
Leave your cell phone alone at night when you are in bed and grab a book instead. Start a tradition you look forward to every week like taking Saturday morning walks.
Unwinding (even if it’s for ten minutes) is so important. Not only for you, but for everyone who loves you.
If you’re running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off day after day, month after month, and year after year, you just might blink and miss the opportunities to enjoy life that are presented right in front of you.
So where can we get more time?
Is it hiding somewhere with all of those imaginary money growing trees?
Maybe, but until we find them, lucy wants to help get you started.
This is For You Giveaway
Ladies, this is for you. The ones who have it all… on your to-do list.
lucy wants to make sure you fit in something you love to do without having to give something else (like time to clean the house or get in a workout) up. What woman couldn’t use a little help with that?
Each week you can enter to win your choice of a year of housecleaning, babysitting, or meal delivery. One grand prize winner will receive all three!
That equals more “you time” to do the things you really love. Let lucy take away the small stuff that stands between you and a good sweat!
You can enter for a chance to win it all by clicking over to and entering the “You Time” Giveaway before December 16th.
Questions of the Day
• What is one way you try to fit in “you time”?
• Which of those three prizes would you want to win the most?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by lucy through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about lucy, all opinions are my own.