I also love a good manicure, pedicure, body buff and facial.
Essential oils (geranium and lavender - yum!).
A good book.
Five Steps to a Perfect Day Spa - without leaving home!
1. Take the space:
I chose my bedroom and bathroom to turn into a private sanctuary for one afternoon.
Tidy up. Clear out the clutter. Close the blinds. Turn off the phone. Shut the door on the outer world and say hello to your inner world. Light a candle. The world can spare you for one afternoon. Hello.
|Hello, inner world.|
Choose a contemplative theme - and transform your space (in my case the edge of the tub) with beautiful objects you love to look at. The kind that make your eyes happy just to land on them. Add something to symbolize your theme.
3. Create the atmosphere:
Treat all your senses - sight, sound, smell. Select your favourite bubble bath or essential oils. Find some calming music, load it onto your iPad, iPod, or stereo. Let the music take you inward as you relax. Listen. You'll hear something remarkable. You.
|I hear you.|
4. Assemble your supplies:
Check that you have everything you might need handy, so that you have no reason to break the spa-spell. Fluffy towels. Check. Tea. Check. Manicure set. Check. Two uninterrupted hours. Check. Fluffy robe. Check. Favourite colour of nail polish. Check. Fluffy little cotton balls. Check. Book. (Checkbook not needed - you're home! It's free!)
Thoroughly. Slowly. Completely. And don't emerge until you're done. See you in two hours. Maybe three.
|See you later. Much later.|