I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Aveeno. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
About a month ago, I was asked to participate in a campaign with Mom Central Consulting and Aveeno. We were assigned to choose a challenge that we wanted to accept over the course of the next three weeks. I decided to challenge myself to work on de-stressing and to participate in daily meditation. My photo and challenge were posted on the Aveeno Facebook page, so it helped me stay accountable to this challenge throughout the course of the three weeks.
This challenge really couldn’t have come at a better time for me. As most of you know, the last month or so has been just a tad hectic (more like a lot hectic). Moving is chaotic, stressful, and crazy. Add in moving to a different state, trying to sell your house, finding a house to buy in what appears to be a pretty competitive market, your husband starting a new job, living with family in the meantime, and trying to do it all with a very active little toddler makes it all exponentially chaotic, stressful, and crazy.
Needless to say, I’ve needed some major de-stressing practice in my life the last several weeks.
Let’s chat about how I managed to do throughout this little challenge.
The beginning wasn’t too bad. I was motivated and excited to focus on relaxing, doing my daily devotions/meditation/prayer, and taking lots of deep breaths. Then the second week came, and I started to lose focus. Things got chaotic with lots of demanding paperwork and whirlwinds of thoughts that got me distracted from my de-stressing goals. I started slacking on exercise (a huge de-stressor for me), got out of the habit of my daily devotions (a big encouragement and sense of peace for me), and wasn’t sleeping well. I don’t care who you are, moving and everything that comes with it is a huge stressor. I got a little reminder of our challenge the third week, and I decided to jump back into things and get back on track with my goals. I know stress is NOT good for me, and it really does me no good, so what’s the point of stressing, right? I made it a priority to attack my challenge head-on, and whaddya know … there was a lot less stress in my life the third week of the challenge.
A huge thanks to Aveeno for helping me out with this one and not allowing me to look like too much of a hot mess. Throughout this challenge, we were also asked to use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion to see how our skin responded throughout the three weeks. Their Daily Moisturizing Lotion has always done wonders for my skin. I wear it on the daily, even before I got selected for this campaign.
There’s several reasons I love this stuff:
- Made with ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal and blended with rich emollients to soothe and moisturize dry skin. ACTIVE NATURALS® Colloidal Oatmeal is the #1 natural ingredient most trusted and recommended by dermatologists.
- Non-greasy (a big deal for my oily skin)
- Fast absorbing (also a big deal because I often put it on as I’m practically running out the door)
- Hypoallergenic (AKA doesn’t cause most allergies)
- Noncomedogenic (AKA doesn’t block pores)
If you didn’t already know, Arizona (and Utah for that matter) are SUPER dry. Without lotion, my skin looks like a reptile’s skin. Lovely, right? I needed a quality lotion that kept my skin glowing and soft. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion does the trick every time – I love, love, LOVE it.
Even though the challenge is officially over, I’m continuing my efforts to decrease stress and will continue to use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion on a daily basis. We all know I need ‘em both!
What’s a health challenge you want to make for yourself?
Do you ever find yourself overstressing?
What are some ways that help you de-stress?
Have you ever tried out any Aveeno products?