Maybe Matilda: Embrace Your Chill Time

Monday, April 20, 2015

Embrace Your Chill Time

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After posting about a typical day at our house last week, a few people commented that they were impressed/surprised by the kids’ daily nap and quiet times. And I have to admit, as pathetic as it makes me sound, their nap/quiet time is always the most wonderful part of the day. For today’s sponsored post brought to you by the Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker, can we chat about how awesome it is to have some chill time, and to use it to actually chill?

It’s all fun and games . . .

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. . . until someone tries to play puppy and lick your face.

Much like my lofty (and unattainable) goal of setting my alarm and getting up before the kids in the morning, I often start the idea with ideas of spending nap/quiet time productively. I will scrub my bathrooms! I will mop the floors! I will weed the flowerbeds! Optimistic thoughts, indeed.

After a few hours with the kids—changing diapers, wiping noses, handing out snack after snack and sweeping up mountains of crumbs—those optimistic thoughts evaporate like a water droplet in the Sahara.

The moment I close their bedroom doors, all activity ceases. I plop on the couch and it’s a rare day that I get up from it before they wake up. And I can’t overemphasize the mental benefits of not working during their down time. Some days, of course, it is unavoidable. But on the days I can get away with simply relaxing while they rest? BLISS.

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 Don’t interpret this photo as an endorsement for that book—I haven’t even started it yet.

As a serious supporter of down time and chill time and nap time and quiet time and whatever name you call it by at your house, I’m pleased to introduce to you the Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker. Everybody’s wearing fitness trackers on their wrists these days . . . but for the first time ever, what we have here is an inactivity tracker, a new band that monitors the activity you’re not doing.

It’s a fun, silly way to relax and get rewarded for your chill time. The band pairs up with the Inactivity Tracker App via Bluetooth, measures your movement throughout the day, and rewards you with achievement badges for living life in the slow lane. Let’s not take things so seriously—we all could stand to relax a little,  amiright?

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Enter to win your own Inactivity Tracker using the rafflecopter below!



This program is brought to you by the Kmart Joe Boxer Inactivity Tracker…because the couch isn’t going to sit on itself.

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