How many times have you said to yourself "there are just not enough hours in a day!"? I know I say it often enough. From running a household and raising kids trying to keep everything together - there is always something to do. How many of these things do we actually do just for our own personal enjoyment though? 

Did you know more and more Canadians are finding less and less time to spend on themselves and enjoy the little things because of how busy they are? I totally believe this too, we live it every single day! 

With the new relaunch of Ivory in Canada, a recent study shows financial management, household chores and preparing meals are among the top tasks that make Canadian's lives more complicated. Ivory is encouraging you to take back some time for yourself and just enjoy the pure and simple moments.

I for one think that slowing the pace down and just looking at the smaller things that bring us joy is something we all need once in a while, even if it seems impossible with a to-do list 100 miles long. Taking a moment to enjoy even the smallest of pleasures in life can really change ones outlook on the day and mood which in the long run makes us more productive. Life coach, author and yoga instructor, France Hutchinson, has some great tips to help us get back those simple moments through the busy:
  1. Take a moment to celebrate your children, spouse and above all HAVE FUN.
  2. Give a hug to your friends and family
  3. Take 2 minutes to dance, jump and move your body - every hour. You'll be surprised how much difference a little movement can make in your mood!
  4. Remove the word "NO" from your vocabulary - think positive and say yes to at least three people today! 
  5. While washing your face with Ivory soap in the morning look into the mirror, smile and tell yourself you are beautiful - self chats can help boost the morning mood. 
Start your day with a formula that is 99.4% pure, Ivory stands for all things pure, clean and simple. Canadians can enjoy Ivory's basic line up of bar soaps in Simply Ivory and Aloe, Body washes in Lavender, Aloe, Waterlily and Simple Ivory plus liquid hand soap in Simply Ivory. Look for Ivory's new packaging in stores!

Disclosure: Posted by AME on behalf of Ivory/P&G. We received complimentary product for review purposes. All opinions and comments on this blog are those of AME.

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  1. I miss sleeping until I am done sleeping

  2. I would love to spend more time taking photographs.

  3. I enjoy sitting down for TV without multi-tasking while watching it. It seems I'm always doing something else at the same time such as folding laundry etc!
    weezi_k (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. I miss sleeping in!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  5. jogging.
    Laura snookie_pooathotmaildotcom

  6. I miss camping, we had such a great time as a family, sitting by the fire, hiking, canoeing and bike riding
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

  7. I so enjoy being able to sleep in and it is not something that I get to do very often at all

    belinda mcnabb

  8. I miss camping, we only get out about once or twice a year

  9. I enjoy going camping in the summer with my family,,wish we could do it more often.
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  10. I enjoy sleeping in but with 2 toddlers its almost impossible, Im up at 7am every morning!

    dalleykt at live dot ca

  11. I enjoy reading in bed, but I have been too tired at night...Sleeping is something I don't do often enough, too! I would love a good nap.


  12. I enjoy spending time outside, maybe at the beach but I'm usually inside all day
    amym_brown @ hotmail.com

  13. I used to really enjoy cross stitch but never can find the time anymore

  14. With a new baby in the house.... sleeping.

  15. Road trips! Pre-marriage/kids, my GF and I would wake up in the morning and decide to go on a road trip - could be close by or a few hours.

  16. I used to sew so much more..."sew" I think I will mention that I miss doing that. ladybugcda (at) hotmail (dot) com

  17. I enjoy hiking in the mountains!


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