Pencil yourself in: 4 ways to make time for #selfcare

A woman is propped up on pillows near a corner of windows wearing an Artistry Signature Select Mask and reading a book. A cup of coffee sits nearby.

Somewhere during the work-family-sleep juggling act we perform each day, we’ve probably all heard the advice to make more time for ourselves. #Selfcare has become one of this era’s most popular hashtags.

And right now, when we may be getting a bit more family time than we bargained for as many people are staying home to stay safe, we may be longing for some “me time.”

So we put ourselves on our own to-do lists, promising to set aside time to do things we enjoy. We make plans to meet friends for a socially distant walk, or even create a block of downtime for our favorite solo activities.

But how often does penciling yourself in actually lead to self-care?

‘Me time’ can be a challenge

Following through on the “me time” in your schedule can be a struggle in the face of other obligations. A work deadline gets moved up, a family issue arises, and the hours you set aside for yourself move to the bottom of the list.

But it’s important not to let that happen. Scheduling time for yourself—and not feeling guilty about it—is key to overall well-being.

One way to make it more likely to happen is to start small. Even 15 minutes of dedicated downtime will give you a chance to catch your breath. It may not seem like a lot, but you can do a lot for yourself in 15 minutes. Here are four ways to carve out a small window of time for yourself.

A woman reads a book while sitting on a bench outside looking out over a small pond.

Read a chapter of a book

Whether it’s a self-help manifesto, a memoir by your latest celebrity crush or a novel that lets you escape to another world, sitting down for some dedicated reading focuses your mind on what you want to think about.

Relax with a cuppa

Step away from your desk, cluttered kitchen or work environment and enjoy your favorite tea, coffee or energy drink. Getting away from your to-do list is key to making it a true break from the daily grind.

A woman is resting her head on the back of her chair while she takes a nap. An Atmosphere Sky Air Treatment System is in the background.

Catch a catnap

There’s no better way to feel refreshed than taking a short nap when you feel like you’re slogging. And studies show it’s the opposite of being lazy: A short, midafternoon nap has been shown to boost your job performance, increase your alertness and put you in a better mood. (Just remember to set an alarm!)

Mini spa treatments

You can also give yourself a mini spa treatment right in the comfort of your own home. Many of the face masks on the market only need to stay on your skin for less than 10 minutes, including the five Artistry Signature Select™ Masks. They are formulated to be rinsed off after 7 minutes to deliver instant results—the perfect little dose of me time to fit in your day!

A jar of each variety of the new Artistry Signature Select Masks sits open next to each other: purple, yellow, red, white, green.

And you can choose different skin treatments to focus on. Each Artistry Signature Select mask is designed to target a different skin concern. From firming to hydrating to exfoliating to brightening, you can select the mask or masks that your skin is craving.

“These masks treat more than just your face – they’re a party for your senses, too,” Artistry Senior Brand Manager Marisa Grossnickle said.

“You can pick a creamy mask to deliver a burst of ingredients, an exfoliating one to renew your skin, or a clay mask to draw out impurities – the Artistry Signature Select line has them all.”

Learn more

So the next time you’re tempted to skip your self-care and push yourself to the bottom of your to-do list, remember it only takes a few minutes to recharge and put your best face forward.

Want to learn more about the Artistry Signature Select Masks? Visit the websites for Amway US or Amway Canada.


  • Pat says:

    I have several requests for Artistry to show photos & tips for women over 60

  • Nathan says:

    This is a great reminder and guide to Love myself first. Gratitude; it makes perfect sense.

  • mary says:

    I have used the new polishing scrub mask on my lips and it seems to work great. Plus if it gets in my mouth it’s tasty too. 🙂

  • Amanda says:

    I cannot wait to try these amazing masks! Thank you Artisty for creating them….

    one item of request…. a scrub for our lips, a competitor has one and they are a (pink and black color) and I don’t see we do but it would be ideal for smooth lips!

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