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Do as I say and not as I do. When it comes time to pamper yourself, don’t skip out. I’m not saying you need to go get an uber expensive spa package every weekend. What I am suggesting is carving out time to take care of you. It could be as simple a a nice soak in a bubble or Epsom bath while you read quietly away from the craziness of everyday life.
Pampering yourself isn’t about being over indulgent, but taking time to keep yourself centered, relaxed and healthy. I love getting massage and so does my body. After teaching several Zumba classes and running tons of miles, my body is beat. Fortunately, I have a membership to Massage Envy where I can treat myself to a nice massage. The massage helps keeps my muscles healthy in addition to helping me relax.
There’s only one problem with the Massage Envy setup. You need to be able to carve out time for the monthly appointment. Thanks to a hectic travel hockey schedule, I can go weekly for the next year due to all the massages I’ve accumulated. The point is I need to make myself a priority and make sure I’m taking care of myself.
Treating yourself can take a number of different iterations. It could be as simple as taking the time for 1 5-20 minute walk during your work day to clear your head. Or you could sign up for a yoga class at a local studio to help you get your zen on. If you’re like me, and you like clothes, a nice trip to the malls with friends and sans kids can do a mind and body good.
Perhaps this weekend I’ll take some of my own advice. Thankfully, the Mayor’s games are local, which will afford me some extra time. I may even be able to squeeze in a hair cut, a massage, and a pedicure. I’m long overdue for all three and they sound so heavenly. In the meantime, take time this week to pamper yourself. Take care of yourself physically, mentally and emotionally, which does in fact include pampering yourself from time to time.